Faro District, Portugal

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Tavira Aero Clube...

What's a pitty... I would like to fly over the Rio Formosa...

The British guy still have its microlight in Olhaõ???

I wish that an other Aero Clube will open soon in Tavira...

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new airstrip around Tavira

Any news today of a new location of a runway around Tavira ?

Thank. Philippe (philiberj@orange.fr, 925855241)

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It is served by the airline AeroVip (7Air) in its line Bragança-Vila Real-Viseu-Cascais-Portimão.

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Private airfield once opened to the public, it has been 'oficially' closed since 1998 and hasn't been practically used since 2008, not having been properly maintained by its proprietor.

The original reason for closure was due to the airfield's location right in the middle of a protected area and bio-reserve, though the owner tried for years to contest the decision and to reopen the airfield, but to no avail.

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Public aerodrome adjacent to the Algarvian town of Lagos, certified for ultra-lights and very popular for recreational and balloon flights.

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The major GA airport for the southern Portuguese region of Algarve, Portimão airfield has its own AirClub with parachuting activities offered, as well as being served by AeroVip (7Air) with flights to Cascais (LPCS).

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Faro Airport is the 3rd busiest in Portugal and the 58th busiest in Europe, with as many as 8,700,000 passengers passing through it in 2017. It serves the touristic region of the Algarve, with its many beaches and summer resorts, and like the other 2 International airports in the mainland, it has seen passenger numbers rise by more than 10% each year for the last 6 years.

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Runway is still the same

What you (or your friend) possibly heard/read about was that the airport's infrastructures (terminal, passport areas, etc) have been enlarged to accommodate rising passenger numbers; there was no work done on the runway.

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Private airstrip of the "Herdade da Finca Rodilha" next to the village of Martim Longo. In average condition.

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Airfield that was once certified for ultra-lights, closed in 2010 due to destruction of the runway, by the landowner's decision. The 'Aeroclube de Tavira' expected to have a new runway by the end of the same year in a new location, but such hopes never materialized unfortunately. The old hangar of the airfield is still clearly visible, and if you use the 'historic imagery' function in Google Earth and go back to a date prior to 2010, you'll see the runway very clearly as it once was.

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Private airfield open to the public. Certified for Ultra-lights, though runway in very bad condition. Likely it has been left unused and unattended for the last few years.

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Closed

No longer has its OACI code

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Runway

I had a disagreement with a friend who says the Runway has been extended, i have been travelling to faro since 1995 and have not noticed any changes could you clarify this please

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