Looking for cheap flights to Lisbon? Your best opportunity to secure affordable Lisbon flights is to travel with a charter air carrier between the months of June and September. Charter air carriers such as Air Transat Vacations, Sunwing Vacation and Air Canada Vacations offer affordable seasonal flights to Lisbon Portela Airport. Need to travel another time of year? Not to worry, Lisbon is serviced year round by a host of scheduled air carriers such as British Airways and TAP Portugal, the country’s national airline. When booking your Lisbon flights, make sure to ask our travel experts if any of the scheduled air carriers are or will be having any seat sales, as this could help keep your air costs low.
Lisbon Portela Airport, or Lisbon Airport as it is commonly referred to, is located just 7 kms north of Castle of Sao Jorge in the city of Lisbon. The airport is the largest in Portugal and one of the largest in Southern Europe, which makes it an important European air hub.
The airport is linked to bus and railway stations as well as various points around the city through Aerobus shuttle service. Public bus lines also operate between the airport and many of the city’s districts. Taxi hire can also be found at the airport, and will be billed using a meter system. It is best to ask the driver for an estimate on the taxi trip before getting inside, to ensure you get the most direct route to your hotel or city destination.
Within the airport are many facilities geared to make airport waiting times more enjoyable. Several restaurants and bars can be found as well as fast food outlets, duty-free shopping, a business centre with Internet access and banking services including ATMs.
It is interesting to note that during World War II the airport was of neutral territory and open to both British and German airlines.
At that time it was a major centre for smuggling people into, out of and all around Europe. The airport is most famously referenced in the movie Casablanca, which is about an escape attempt to the Lisbon Airport.
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