Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or simply Porto Airport is an international airport near Porto, Portugal. It is located 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of the Clérigos Tower in the centre of Porto, in the municipalities of Maia, Matosinhos and Vila do Conde and is run by ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal. The airport is currently the second busiest in the country based on aircraft operations and the second busiest in passengers, based on Aeroportos de Portugal traffic statistics, after Lisbon Portela Airport and before Faro Airport.
Porto Airport reached its six millionth passenger mark on the 30th December 2011.
It is named after a Portuguese Prime Minister, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, who was killed in an airplane crash as he was heading to this airport. It was previously known as Pedras Rubras Airport. The airport is a base for Ryanair and TAP Portugal.
On 25 February 2008, Airports Council International (ACI) announced that according to its 2007 Airport Service Quality Survey, Porto placed first overall in Europe for service and placed fourth among airports worldwide having fewer than 5 million passengers.
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