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Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

Airport in Porto, Portugal
Airport information
 Location of airport in Portugal
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Portugal.
OperatorANA Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
LocationGreater Porto
Elevation69 m (228 ft)
Aircraft Movements55.432

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Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or simply Porto Airport is an international airport near Porto, Portugal. It is located approximately six miles northwest of Porto city centre, in the municipalities of Maia, Matosinhos and Vila do Conde and is run by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal. The airport is currently the third busiest in the country based on airplane operations and the third busiest in passengers, based on Aeroportos de Portugal traffic statistics, after Lisbon Portela Airport and Faro Airport.

It is named after a Portuguese Prime Minister, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, who was killed in an airplane crash as he was heading to this airport. It was previously known as Aeroporto de Pedras Rubras. The airport is a base for Ryanair and a focus city for TAP Portugal.

On 25 February 2008, Airports Council International (ACI) announced that according to its 2007 Airport Service Quality Survey, Porto placed first overall in Europe for service and placed fourth among airports worldwide having fewer than 5 million passengers.

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