Beja District, Portugal

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Private agricultural airstrip of a nearby "monte". Using Google Earth's historical imagery function we can see the runway already existed by 2006, but it was extensively improved in 2010.

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Private airfield in the "Monte da Azinheira Grande" opened to the public (with previous consent from its owner). Has a runway 2/3 of which is paved in excellent condition.

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Private airfield open to the public (with prior consent of the owner). Belongs to the "Monte da AviΓ΄a"; is certified for ultra-lights, and has a paved runway in excellent condition.

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Private airstrip belonging to the nearby "Monte da Choça".

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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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Former public aerodrome certified for ultra-lights. Closed and destroyed in 2007 to give way for the construction of the Amareleja Solar farm; one of the biggest in the world.

If you use the 'historic imagery' function in Google Earth and visit a period before 2007 you'll clearly see the 3 grass/dirt runways, as well as the small hangar that used to be a part of this airfield.

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Private airstrip of "Monte da Chaminé", near the town of Sobral da Adiça. In average condition.

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Private airstrip of "Monte do Belo" near the town of MΓ©rtola. In good condition.

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Private agricultural airstrip. Seems to be deactivated and almost totally unrecognizable.

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Civil airfield of Beja (as opposed to the joint Beja Airbase-Airport LPBJ nearby). Certified for ultra-lights.

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Private airstrip of "Herdade da Zambujeira" in Castro Verde, Portugal. In good condition.

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Agricultural airstrip parallel to the N257 road. In very bad condition (possibly no longer used).

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Public non-certified airfield on the outskirts of the town of Ourique. Runway has a paved surface but in very bad condition.

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Agricultural airstrip near the village of Cavaleiro and Cape SardΓ£o. By the looks of it it has been deactivated: trees now grow in the middle of what used to be the runway and it seems to have been converted into a simple country road

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Private agricultural airstrip of the "Herdade da Torre VΓ£", located near the Village Foros da Caiada.

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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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