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July 2, 2021

Humberto Delgado Airport’s second terminal reopens after a year

The reopening follows Humberto Delgado Airport's witnessed a traffic surge, which was nevertheless less than in 2019.

Vinci Concessions’ subsidiary Vinci Airports and ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, the airport authority of Portugal, have reopened the second terminal of Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) in Portugal.

Terminal 2, which was closed in March last year, will now resume operations.

The decision comes after the airport witnessed an increase in traffic, although less than the 2019 figures.

When the terminal was inactive, ANA initiated a project for the improvement and modernisation of this facility.

As part of the upgrades, the Non-Schengen boarding area was expanded, and the sanitary facilities were redesigned and extended.

Furthermore, the provision of a smoking room, along with a new waiting area has been created.

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A total of five border control e-gates for legal aged travellers holding electronic European passports or Portuguese citizen cards have been launched, in collaboration with the Foreigners and Borders Service.

With the reopening of this terminal, airlines are expected to make a recovery while providing the required safety conditions for passengers.

In a statement, Vinci Airports said: “The Portuguese airports were distinguished by Turismo de Portugal, by ACI (Airport Council International) having been highlighted the commitment and responsibility in the application of sanitary measures and were certificated by the Bureau Veritas.”

Notably, ANA aims to cut down its CO₂ footprint by 50% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Last month, Vinci Airports opened a new base for British airline easyJet and unveiled an in-airport solar plant at Faro Airport (FAO), Portugal.

The company delivered a modernisation programme at FAO, which involved $40m (€32.8m).

Opened in collaboration with easyJet and the Portuguese tourism authorities, the new base is expected to facilitate the launch of new routes in Faro.

Vinci Airports is responsible for the development and operations of 45 airports across 12 nations.

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