Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon is expected to reach a record 29 million passengers this year, the Secretary of State for Infrastructure said today.
By 2017, Humberto Delgado airport had increased by 18.8% year-on-year to a total of 26.7 million passengers.
Following his speech at a conference on air navigation in Lisbon, Guilherme W. d’Oliveira Martins evaluated the prediction of 29 million passengers as “good numbers”, which “represent a great effort for the economy, with an impact on tourism”.
“But there is still a lot of work to do,” said the Secretary of State, noting the Government’s commitment to reinforce the airport capacity of the Lisbon region and to “improve the numbers”.
The reinforcement passes, recalled d’Oliveira Martins, for the conversion of the military base of Montijo to the civil aviation and to make investments in the airport Humberto Delgado.
To achieve the increase, it will be necessary to finalize the agreement with the airport manager, the company ANA, which “is for very soon,” according to the official, without specifying dates.