Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport LIS (renamed in March 2016 from Portela Airport) is the busiest and primary airport of Portugal, serving its capital city Lisbon (the ‘City of Seven Hills’) and surrounding area. While its air traffic centers mostly on Europe, it also serves parts of North America, Africa & South America.
LIS Airport is only 7 km from City Center and north of Castle of Sao Jorge - accessible from the City's '2a Circular / Segunda Circular', and is close to motorway E01. The Lisbon subway reaches the Airport directly.
With two runways and 22.4M passengers in 2016, the Airport is a hub for SATA International, TAP Portugal & EasyJet, and is also served by domestic & international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe, as well as by seasonal charters.
- Check-in times prior to scheduled flight departures: (a) for flights inside the Schengen Zone 90 minutes; (b) for non-Schengen flights (inside Europe) 2 hours; (c) for all other countries (international) 3 hours.
- Check-in online or at self-check-in kiosks saves time!
On-Airport Hotel: The Hoti Hotels Groups is building a Hotel on the current Airport premises of Building 125.
Lisbon Portela Airport has two passenger terminals – T1 & the low-cost T2.
Future Airport Developments: By year-end 2016, tt was decided to extend & renovate the current Airport and also use of the civilian Montijo Air Base for additional capacity. Currently the master plan is being developed for this purpose.