Boundless has recently taken to their Facebook page to announce Faro International Airport (LPFR) which is their latest project for X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12.
Faro International Airport background
Faro International Airport is located 4km from Faro, the capital city of Algarve. The airport was constructed during the 1960s and inaugurated in 1965. Since its opening in 1966, Faro International Airport has had two major developments. A new passenger terminal building was erected in 1989 and followed by its enlargement in 2001. In Early 2010, the airport authority announced an expansion program that would vastly increase the capacity and bring the airport up to speed with modern air travel.
Phase 1 of the expansion commenced in 2010 and finished later in 2011. Phase 2 began in 2011 and was completed in 2013. Before the expansions, the airport handled 5,447,200 passengers and recorded 39,789 aircraft movements in 2008. After the expansions, the airport capacity increased from 6 million passengers to 8 million. Passengers per hour had increased to 3,000, the number of aircraft handled per hour increased to 30, and 11 new parking bays were constructed from 22 to 33. Additional shops and waiting areas were also constructed as part of the expansion.
As of 2019, the airport is now capable of handling 9 million passengers a year. There are 22 stands, 16 are remote along with 60 check-in desks and 36 boarding gates.
The most popular destinations from Faro International Airport are London-Gatwick, Dublin, and Manchester. Its a hub for several popular low-cost airlines such as EasyJet and Ryanair. Other notable airlines which fly in and out of Faro are British Airways, TUI Airways, TAP Air Portugal, and Jet2.
Release and Pricing Information
Boundless has not announced any pricing information however they announced that it will be released soon. More details will be unveiled in the coming days, but rest assured, FSNews will keep you updated on the details once they become available.
In the meantime be sure to check out this article on Stansted airport which Boundless released earlier this year.