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Beja Airport / Airbase
Beja, Beja District, Portugal

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A very important Air base of the Portuguese Air Force, and the 4th international flights capable airport in the mainland, since it was expanded for this purpose in 2011.

Currently the civil part of the airport has no scheduled flights, and serves mainly as a storage & maintenance facility, with sporadic charter or cargo flights visiting.

The military part of the airport however is still very active, being the home of among others, the Portuguese AF's maritime patrol squadron which flies the Lockheed P-3 Orion.

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New Flights

The Director of Portugal Tourism has announced that Aigle Azur will be operating weekly flights into Beja from Paris, France, in 2014, starting on 12 April and ending in October.

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Beja Airport

Beja airport the zombie airport with no passengers and planes??

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Beja Airport Growth of 495% - Thats an Increase of 1,016 Pas

Beja airport owned by ANA boasts an increase of passenger traffic through the airport of 495% over the last year. Its sounds very impressive when you read it like that, but in face is a paltry slither of an increase from a miniscule 205 passenger foot traffic through the Beja airport last year to 1,221 passenger foot traffic this year. Thats an amazing 102 passengers using the airport every month? Don't get crushed in the stampede.

There are tiny airports in the Scottish Hebrides with more passenger traffic than these numbers, or small regional airport situated in the middle of the Arctic tundra in Siberia, who are ANA trying to fool? These figures are abysmal?

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Glacier Passenger Growth For Beja Airport

Beja airport registered growth of 495 percent, from a total of 205 passengers in 2011 to the equivalent of slightly more than two Airbus A380s filled to capacity 1,221 passengers << Well Whoppee!! thats official figures for 1 whole year?

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Good News - PORTUGAL ANA Airport Operators to be Privatised

Well some good news as Portugals ANA airport operators are to be privatised, so possibly big shake up's will happen within ANA management. This could have a have a knock on effect on the moribund state of Beja airport and maybe it will finally be transformed into a properly functioning airport?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/30/portugal-privatisations-idUSL6E8JUFRI20120830

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Beja International Airport

I find it some what amusing that this web page is titled 'Beja International Airport'? Just please explain which 'International' flights Beja airport offers??

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The Analysis Paralysis of Beja Airport

The analysis paralysis of Beja airport continues - http://marlinspikenestor8435.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/beja-airport-the-analysis-paralysis-infection/

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The Graveyard Airport

And we wait, wait, and wait for flights to operate on a daily basis from beja airport?? ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz Where are the airlines and the passengers??

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re: The Airport With No Flights?

Ask a Canadian about Mirabel Airport some time.

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re: The Empty Airport

Sorry wrong link, this is the correct link concerning Beja airport -

http://marlinspikenestor8435.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/beja-airport-the-ghost-airport-of-alentejo/

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re: airport beja portugal

My family flew into and out of Beja last year in a BMI Regional aircraft operated by Sunvil (flights every Sunday morning) for a holiday on the Costa Vincentina. It was a very pleasant experience, and I understood the service was continuing this year. It is certainly very convenient for the Alentejo, and it would be a pity to see it going to waste.

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airport beja portugal

my wife is portugees if the airport is open and they do buisness with easyyet or any other ill fly every two month on beja airport close by we have our vacationhouse .

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How to Waste 33 Million Euro's on a Vanity Project

Beja airport is a fantasy airport, its exists, but does not exist in reality. An Alentejo political vanity project. Try booking a flight to Beja or from Beja. No departures and no arrivals, but a brand new airport terminal to listen to the echo of your own voice.

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The Ghost Airport of Beja

People wonder why Portugal's economy is shrinking so fast when public money is wasted building airports like Beja which offers no flights or as any passengers??

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Beja - Ghost Airport

No flights, no planes, no staff, no passengers, only weeds growing in the empty car park?

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Great news if this airport really gets going

We live in Extremadura in Spain close to Alentejo region in Portugal The whole region is superb and it would be fantastic were they to get ryanair etc to fly there. For a flavour of the area click on spanishgarden.org

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re: The Ghost Airport of Beja?

Hi there, Does anyone know how to contact Beja. I am planning to fly into Beja from UK in June in light aircraft and was hoping I could call on Beja. Please help. Especially the traffic controller from the base.... let me know. Darren

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re: Were the last comments left by someone sampling the cent

Yes the Alentejo region is beautiful. Beja Airport can only be an advantage in the future when the global economy and tourism picks up. We have 15 acres of land approximately 12 kilometres from the airport. There are around 40 mature olive trees and planning consent. We also have drawings to build a large villa with pool. We are moving to New Zealand in a year's time and have decided to sell this land. If anyone is interested the cost is Β£85,000. There is electricity nearby and a borehole can be installed very easily. For further information please contact me on 07787 133048. I will be in the Beja region at the end of January for viewings.

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Were the last comments left by someone sampling the central

Oh my goodness, what a load of rubbish left by the last person. The Alentejo is wonderful, beautiful, with lovely friendly people, fabulous cuisine and the BEST wines in Portugal. Far nicer than the north. I have travelled for many years in Portugal, I should know. The airport one day will be fantastic and will allow lucky folk to visit the likes of Evora, Beja and Mertola, with many other beautiful towns and villages, some in sweet hill settings. For goodness sake, the Alentejo has a slow way of life, eventually the airport will be busier but things go at an Alentejo speed!! I truly hope the Alentejo doesnΒ΄t get over populated, this gives the area the charm and piecefulness that most folk with hectic lives seek.

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re: The Ghost Airport of Beja?

FOR YOUR INFORMATION, IΒ΄M AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER AT BEJA, BUT MILITARY, THAT MEANS THAT I DONT HAVE WEEKENDS AND I DONT EARN 10000€ FOR MONTH. WE WORK FOR THE CIVILIANS WITHOUT PAYMENT EXTRA. AND FOR ABOUT THE WEEKENDS THAT IS JUST ONE MORE FLIGHT. WE WORK ALL THE WEEK WITH CIVILIANS PLANE FROM ALL THE ACADEMY THAT SORROUND BEJA. AND THIS IS NOT A AIRPORT THIS IS A AIR FORCE BASE WITH AN CIVILIAN APRON.

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Beja airport

So happy Beja airport is open. Not so happy that the only flight at the moment is from Heathrow as I live in Wales and fly from Birmingham. Never mind I am sure that when people visit the beautiful Alentejo there will be more demand.I have been visiting about 6 times a year for the last 3 years and flying to Beja would be brill.

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Alentejo is beautiful!

Really happy with this airport opening! Beja and Alentejo is one of the most beautiful parts of Portugal, can't wait to fly there! :)

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re: The airport is closed and will remain that way

Time to eat humble pie methinks, sunshine.

I flew into Beja on 22nd and back to Heathrow on 29th and had a wonderful holiday.

Deserted roads in Alenteja, no crowds, friendly people what more could you want.

Thank you Sunvil!!

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re: I flew into Beja

See up in the top right, where is says "Sign on"? Click it.

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I flew into Beja

and for the record, my previous post is only "anonymous" because this website doesn't tell you how to add your name.

I am Meher Oliaji and my agency is Karnak Travel

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I flew into Beja Airport

i flew into Beja Airport on Sunday (yesterday 22 May) with Sunvil Holidays: a "fam trip" (familiarisation) for travel agents, and I for one will definately be recommending this part of Portugal to the customers of my travel agency.

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The first direct flight from the UK to Beja operated 22May11

The First of 22 weekly flights operated from the UK to Beja yesterday Sunday 22May. For the first date only the return flight to the UK was rescheduled to depart Beja at 17:00 to allow Journalists and UK Travel Agents a chance to explore some of the area. The schedule for the remaining flights will be LHR/BYJ 06:00/08:40 BYJ/LHR 09:40/12:30 every Sunday Morning. Flights can be booked via www.sunvilflights.com flights cannot be booked via flybmi.com as this is not a normal bmi flight. It is operated by bmi on behalf of Sunvil Discovery. Flight Only prices start from Β£98 o/w, price is fully inclusive and includes baggage and on board meal service. - For further information contact Sunvil Discovery on +44 (0)20 8758 4722

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re: Sunday 22 May 2011

On which airline are you flying?

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Sunday 22 May 2011

Im flying this Sunday from Heathrow into Beja ! Really looking forward to coming through this way as only ever used Faro and Lisbon before.

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re: The airport is closed and will remain that way

I can confirm that a weekly charter flight (BMI) will be travelling from London Heathrow to Beja every Sunday. More info can be found at sunvil.co.uk/discovery/portugal/alentejo/special-offers/travelzoo-special-offer

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re: The airport is closed and will remain that way

I have already told you that BMI are flying there in May. Why don't you want to believe this.

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The airport is closed and will remain that way

Hey guys, let's be honest.

No airline will fly to Beja EVER even because the airport is closed and will remain that way since there are no one interested in operate it. This airport is just for show... and who would want to fly to the middle of a desert? If necessary you can take the road from Algarve or Lisbon and get there is a couple of hours.

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Airline interested in Beja

Has any one heard of any other Airlines interested in flying into Beja?

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Weekly Flights

Sunvil are doing a weekly charter flight from Heathrow to Beja (and return) starting on 22/05/2011 - it is possible to book seat only

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Beja Airport

i have just booked an holiday through Sunvil and there are flights on Sunday's from London Heathrow (BMI & B/A) will

be flying from there.

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opening of the airport

i was thinking of going on a holiday to the region and the tour operator has advised me that BMI will start flying to Beja on Sundays from Heathrow

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Who will fly there from the UK

Has anyone any information will regards to who will fly into Beja?, can't wait for this airport to open and give this part of Portugal the reconition it deserves, instead of the Algarve. Roll on the opening dates, Come on.

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Scheduled Opening???

Think I am little late in jumping on this bandwagon but having been doing research on different areas in Portugal, got quiet excited and enthused when I found a piece about a new airport at Beja with an opening date of Spring 2011. Having read all the comments about delays and missed deadlines, feeling slightly deflated!!! This would be an excellent opportunity to bring tourists into an unknown and beautiful area of Portugal - however's decision it is, just make it, there is so much obvious support and need.

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re: new airport in Beja Portugal

fiquem descançados que o aeroporto de beja nao abrio e nao abrira . sabem bem que o alentejo para todos os governos direita esqerda ou outros è a ultima roda do carro. mas se o arrogante socratas nao quizer o nosso alentejo . os espanhois aqerditon nele pois o baixo alentejo é quase todo espanhol pois comprom tudo é quase tudo deles e os nossos pobres alentejanos humildes e trabalhadores nao teem trabalho a morrer de fome vao-me fazer recretar o tempo do salazar pois agora é os franquistas que mandon no alentejo. as........armas a

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re: new airport in Beja Portugal

the last report i seen last week said it will open around spring 2011.

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re: opening of Beja Airport

I think brining it forward from 2910 to 2010 is a marvellous achievement. :)

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re: new airport in Beja Portugal

No, but i wish they would hurry up & get it running, it would save us a lot of money , time , fuel etc to , getting to the Algarve from mid Portugal.

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new airport in Beja Portugal

Was this just a ploy to get as many people as possible to buy into the area? Seems like the old saying goes..............amanha. Does anyone have the slightest idea when,if ever, this airport will open. Jane

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WHEN IS BEJA AIRPORT FINALLY GOING TO OPEN??

The only thing happening at Beja Airport is the weeds going and the wind blowing??

Here is a photo of a very expensive airport that as been built,and stands completely empty??

file:///C:/Users/Tom/Pictures/Beja-International-Airport-Terminal-in-spring-2010-alentejo-portugal.zip

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beja airport

how can it take so many years to move on something with so much support from so many people in an otherwise forgotten part of Portugal?????

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re: beja airport

The thing about Ryanair is that they won't mind that it is a fair distance from the Algarve as long as landing fees are cheaper (they specialise in finding airports near (but not quite in) resorts so that they can offer cheap flights). Not so good for people who face an hour and a half's drive to the Algarve once they arrive in Beja but great for those of us who want to go just down the road.

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"long drive from Lisbon"!! I drive from Scotland to Beja every year. I'm not even at Manchester in the time it takes you to drive from Lisbon. Geez a break.

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"long drive from Lisbon"!! I drive from Scotland to Beja every year. I'm not even at Manchester in the time it takes you to drive from Lisbon. Geez a break.

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Any news on the opening date? " anytime in 2010", come on lets get it opened before they change their minds

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