Why Portugal?
PORTUGAL

Will Exceed Your Expectations

Pop. In 2007 Portugal had 10,617,575 inhabitants of whom 332,137, or 3.13%, were legal immigrants (51,7% female, 48,3% male). In 2017, Portugal had 416,682 legal residents of foreign origin, of which 203,753 identified as male, and 212,929 as female.

Beautiful Beaches

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. The Algarve's beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.

Lisbon the Capital City

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

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  • 5 Portuguese airports receive awards from ACI Europe 1 Mar 2021
    • Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Ponta Delgada airports considered among the best in their classes in Europe • Porto, Faro, Madeira and Ponta Delgada airports among the best in Europe for hygiene measures • ACI recognises Aeroportos de Portugal for the quality of the services provided • ANA/VINCI Airports recognised for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic Lisbon, Porto, […]
  • Lisbon singled out by ACI as best European Airport in 2020 18 Nov 2020
    • Award highlights responsibility and commitment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic • Agility and adaptability of the team and infrastructure praised • ACI recognises focus on innovation and improving the passenger experience Lisbon airport was named “Best European Airport 2020” by ACI Europe, the international airport organisation. This award singles out the responsibility and […]
  • Gulbenkian scholarships worth half a million euros for higher education students | Sponsored by VINCI – the VINCI Programme for Citizenship 6 Oct 2020
    Applications are open for Gulbenkian Mais Scholarships up to 31 October for Higher Education students with the best results and fewer financial resources. This year's scholarships are sponsored by the VINCI Programme for Citizenship. The scholarships are aimed at providing support for the education of young people of recognised merit and with high potential, but […]
  • Bureau Veritas approves the hygiene measures in place in VINCI Airports’ European airports 25 Sep 2020
    • VINCI Airports is the world’s first operator with hygiene measures audited and approved by an international network • Independent, third‐party guarantee • A gauge of trust in the hygiene and safety of aviation On 26 August, international leading testing, inspection and certification body Bureau Veritas approved the hygiene measures implemented by VINCI Airports in its network of airports in […]
  • VINCI Airports – traffic at 30 June 2020 22 Jul 2020
    The travel restrictions imposed by many countries (including population lockdowns, border closures and quarantines) caused operations across the VINCI Airports network to grind to a near standstill in the second quarter of 2020. Passenger numbers fell nearly 98% in April and May compared with the same period the previous year. The recent easing followed by […]
  • ANA appeals for entry limitations in national airports 16 Mar 2020
    ANA Aeroportos de Portugal is appealing to people not to go to national airports unless they are actually travelling. Aware of the need to avoid large crowds of people in airports, given the emergency situation the country is going through, ANA is working with the PSP police in order to create a system to restrict […]
  • Porto once again wins the award for best airport in its category and region 11 Mar 2020
    • Porto Airport, praised by its passengers, has won the ACI award for Best Airport in the European Region in the 5 to 15 million passengers category • ACI's ASQ ranking, the main passenger experience assessment programme Francisco Sá Carneiro was recognised for the thirteenth time in the ASQ ranking for 2019, released today by […]
  • VINCI Airports – 2019 Traffic 28 Jan 2020
    With 255 million passengers served in 46 airports in 2019 (+5.7% from 2018, on a comparable network base1) in 12 countries, VINCI Airports consolidated its position as the world’s second-largest airport operator in terms of passenger numbers. Passenger traffic at a number of airports operated by VINCI Airports reached symbolic milestones in 2019: 50 million […]
  • VINCI Programme for Citizenship supports social projects 31 Dec 2019
    The VINCI Programme for Citizenship, a counterpart of Fondation d'Entreprise VINCI pour la Cité, existing internationally in 11 countries, is the result of the joint commitment of some companies in the VINCI Group in Portugal. Contributing towards the inclusive, sustainable development of local communities is the goal of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal | VINCI Airports, […]
  • Ponta Delgada Airport celebrates 2 million passengers 19 Dec 2019
    ANA Aeroportos de Portugal is pleased to inform you that the Ponta Delgada Airport has dealt with 2 million passengers in one year for the first time ever. In the year when it celebrates its 50th anniversary, João Paulo II Airport today reached this important milestone, which was celebrated in a commemorative event at the […]