The Lisbon Portela Airport, often referred to as the Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, is the international aviation hub for the district of Lisbon, Portugal situated seven kilometres north of the capital city of Lisbon. It is one of the most prominent airports in Europe, ranking as the 22nd largest passenger complex and accountable for a high percentage of national and international travel. Lisbon Airport serves as the headquarters for TAP Portugal, the country’s most prominent airline.
The Lisbon Airport services two primary passenger terminals and sixteen jetways, one terminal providing for low-cost carriers. Traveller amenities include lounges, duty-free shops, Wifi, children’s play areas, shops and dining options such as 1st Cafe and Grab & Fly. In addition, there are several unique services including luggage wrapping, medical care and rest zones.
Public transportation from the airport to the city of Lisbon is serviced by an underground Metro de Lisboa station routing from Terminal 1. The Aerobus network provides for immediate transportation within the airport complex to major transit hubs and nearby points of the city. Additionally, five Carris buses route from the location and taxi services are available.
The Lisbon International Airport was opened to the public in 1942 and at the time contained only four runways. It served as a neutral aviation hub during the Second World War and did not discriminate between German and British Airlines.