Humberto delgado airport

humberto delgado airport

Who is Humberto Delgado Airport named after?

In 2016 it was officially renamed as Humberto Delgado Airport after the politician and former air force general who was also instrumental in the foundation of TAP, the Portuguese national airline.

Why did Lisbon change its name to Humberto Delgado?

In February 2015, Lisbon city council unanimously agreed to propose that the name of Lisbon International Airport, known as Portela due to its geographical location, be changed to Humberto Delgado Airport. The proposal, tabled by the Socialist leadership under former Mayor António Costa, was agreed to by councillors from across party lines.

Who is Humberto Delgado?

The Portuguese government under current Prime Minister António Costa, announced in February 2016 that Lisbon Portela Airport would be renamed on 15 May 2016 after Humberto Delgado, in memory of the late Portuguese air force general and famous politician.

Who is the owner of Lisbon Airport?

The airport is run by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, which was concessioned to the French group Vinci Airports in February 2013. In January 2019, Portugals government unveiled a 1.1-billion-euro plan to expand Lisbons current airport and build a second one in Montijo. It aimed to handle around 50 million passengers a year from 2022.

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