Alentejo Airport was inaugurated at April, 13th 2011 and Cape Verde was the destination of the 1st flight performed. Until the end of 2013 Alentejo Airport has handled 2.332 pax being Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands and United Kingdom the top markets served (Private/Business Aviation included).
Alentejo Airport is located 12 km from Beja city, 170 km south of Lisbon and 150 km north of the Algarve, at the heart of the Portuguese region with the greatest economical and tourist potential, the Alentejo, which is the biggest region of the country with 31.603sqm (almost 1/3 of the country).
120 km west of Beja city is the industrial complex of Sines, the main economic development area of the Alentejo region, and the beautiful beaches of the Vicentina Coast and Troia. 160 km to the east is the Spanish border.
Near to Alentejo Airport there is also the Alqueva dam, the largest artificial lake in Europe (250 km2), one of the main tourist attractions in this fascinating and yet undiscovered region.
Alentejo Airport provides optimal operational conditions to receive any traffic type guaranteed by its modern facilities and efficient infrastructures being the demanding standards Private/Business Aviation related completely assured.
It is worthwhile to additionally mention the following distinctive features:
• negotiated hotel rates
• private taxis available at competitive rates
• very attractive aircraft parking fees
• non congested airspace
• optimal meteorological conditions
• free car parking
• 3.450m x 60m runway