Faro Airport, is located four kilometres west of Faro in Portugal. The airport opened in July 1965. Nine million passengers used Faro airport in 2019. The airport became a hub for the first time in March 2010, when Ryanair decided to base seven of its aircraft there.
It is very busy from March to October, to the extent that it becomes a slot-coordinated airport.
In June 2022 it was announced that Aeroporto Internacional de Faro will officially change its name to Gago Coutinho Airport in honour of the navigator and admiral who, in 1922, together with the aviator Sacadura Cabral, made the First aerial crossing of the South Atlantic in the seaplane “Lusitânia”.