Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Airport Information

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or Porto Airport is an international airport near Porto, Portugal. It is located 11 km northwest of the Clérigos Tower in the centre of Porto, in the municipalities of Maia, Matosinhos and Vila do Conde and is run by ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal.

The airport opened in 1945 and was initially known as Pedras Rubras Airport, after the name for the locality where the airport is located: Pedras Rubras (“red rocks”). It is still known by this name in the region.

It was renamed in 1990 after former Portuguese prime minister, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, who died in a plane crash when he was traveling to this airport on 4 December 1980.

Along with the airports in Lisbon, Faro, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria, Horta, Flores, Madeira, and Porto Santo, the airport’s concessions to provide support to civil aviation were conceded to ANA Aeroportos de Portugal on 18 December 1998. With this concession, ANA became responsible for the planning, development and construction of future infrastructure.

A new terminal building, designed by Portuguese firm ICQ, was built between 2003 and 2006, and became operational in the last quarter of 2006.

Porto Airport reached ten million passenger per year for the first time on 6 December 2017.


Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
4470-558 Vila Nova da Telha
  • +351 22 943 2400