The Porto Airport Terminal

A Quick View of the Awarded OPO Terminal

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The Single-Terminal Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Despite being the second busiest Portuguese airport, Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is a small airport. It actually has one terminal building. Nevertheless, it doesn’t lack the necessary facilities and amenities. On the contrary, it is listed among the best airports in Europe by AirHelp and received the “Best European Airport” award in its category in 2022. Therefore, it goes without saying that the Porto airport terminal guarantees an overall pleasant traveling experience to its passengers.

The OPO Terminal’s Layout

The modern and efficient Porto airport terminal serves domestic and international routes, handling both scheduled and charter flights. The multi-awarded terminal (except for the previously mentioned awards, it was recognized as the third-best overall European airport in 2016) is technologically advanced and equipped with a wide range of services and amenities.

It spreads over three levels:

  • Ground level: it’s the Arrivals level, where the baggage claim area is to be found. The airport features 4 baggage carousels.
  • Second level: here lies the Departure lounge, housing the majority of the airport’s dining and shopping options. The OPO airport lounges are located here (ANA Lounge, CIP Lounge), along with 17 restaurants and cafes (A Francesinha, Burger King, Caffriccio, Costa Coffee, First Class Wine Bar, Quiosque dos Sabores, and Sushi Passion, just to name a few) and 45 stores including 2 Duty-frees. In detail, some of the in-terminal retail facilities are Agência Abreu, Cores Doces, Desigual, Geox, Max Mara, Pandora, Nova Câmbios, Portfolio, Relay, Springfield, Swarovski, Victoria’s Secret, and Vodafone. Moreover, the boarding area -with a total of 22 boarding gates- lies on that floor as well.
  • Third level: passengers who want to check in for their upcoming flight have to reach that floor. Verily, the Departures hall is located here. Please note that apart from the 60 check-in desks, a few services and amenities are also available at that level (currency exchange, VAT refund, etc.).

The Future of Porto Airport

Porto International Airport has already undergone multiple renovations and improvements, aiming to optimize its travelers’ experience. Its maximum capacity is claimed to be around 16 million passengers, while in 2022, it welcomed 12.6 million travelers. That being said, the OPO terminal is designed so as to permit any future expansion process. Thus, should the Porto airport’s passenger flow further rise in the future, the terminal will most probably be once again renovated to meet the current needs.


How many terminals does Porto Airport have?

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is a small air hub. Expectantly, it has only one terminal building, handling both international and domestic flights. Hence, Departures and Arrivals are located in the same building. Departures occupy the third OPO terminal’s level, and Arrivals are to be found on the Ground floor.

What terminal is Ryanair at Porto?​

Porto Airport has only one terminal building. Thus, Ryanair passengers departing from OPO Airport will find the Departures on the airport’s third level. On the other hand, passengers flying to Porto Airport via Ryanair will head to the terminal’s Ground level, where the Arrivals area is located, as soon as they land at the airport.

Is Porto Airport big?

No, Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is a small airport, even though it is the second busiest Portugal airport. Still, it is a multi-awarded aviation hub that provides its passengers with more than the necessary services and amenities.