Turning to Porto

Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport – which reflects the vibrancy of Portugal’s second city – is an expanding gateway to the country’s booming north, writes Renato Serra Fonseca.


TAP Air Portugal operates Airbus A330s on the route from Porto to Brazil (a former Portuguese colony), with flights to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
(Carlos Miguel Seabra/ AvStock)

Portugal’s second-most important urban centre, Porto – in the region famous for producing port wine – was last year dubbed ‘the city to visit’ by Forbes Magazine, reflected in part by the 15.9% increase in passenger traffic at its airport in the two years to the end of 2017.

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