Lisbon airport can handle 10 more planes an hour - minister

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 02-08-2018 10:18:00 · 0 Comments

Lisbon airport could handle up to 48 take-offs and landings an hour in 2020, 10 more than it can at the moment, the planning and infrastructure minister said after seeing air traffic simulations earlier in the week.

After a visit to the Air Traffic Control centre in Lisbon, Pedro Marques said the simulations showed that there could be up to 72 take-offs and landings once the secondary airport in Montijo became operational, but the main Lisbon airport could still handle many more planes.

The airport manager ANA said it was going to speed up the availability of the physical conditions to increase capacity to more than 40 movements an hour and even handle as many as 48.


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