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Algarve is resuming air connections in a ‘positive signal for the region’

67airport connectionThe Algarve is resuming the flow of commercial passenger flights, something that “is a positive sign for the region”. This week, Ryanair resumes flights from Dublin, London Stansted, Manchester, Porto and Brussels to Faro, Transavia reinforced its connections with flights from Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Paris, Montpellier, Lyon and Nantes and Eurowings will have flights from Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg. From July, Air France connections will fly from Paris, and British Airways and Jet.2com from all its UK bases.

These join the connections first made in May, with flights from Edelweiss and Luxair, and in the first half of June with Transavia, Brussels Airlines, TUI Belgium, Volotea (from Lyon), Wizzair (from Luton-London), EasyJet (from Belfast – Northern Ireland), TUI Germany (from Dusseldorf and Frankfurt), Lufthansa (from Frankfurt), SWISS (from Geneva) and Luxair (from Luxembourg). “The gradual resumption of air connections to the Algarve is a positive sign for tourism in the region, for the economic and social fabric and, above all, it is proof that there is an important perception that we are a safe destination in the eyes of the rest of the countries”, stresses João Fernandes, president of Algarve Tourism.

“It should be noted that all security measures to receive national and international tourists continue to be taken. Recommendations are being applied that are part of the ‘Algarve Clean & Safe’ Manual of Good Practices, in line with those stipulated by the health authorities, and in addition, Faro International Airport is implementing measures to receive passengers, such as the measurement of temperature, the signs to indicate physical distance, and information on the use of masks and protections at service counters”, he concludes.