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Project: New airport on the other side of the Tagus

Project: New airport on the other side of the Tagus
Par Joana P. Il y a 9 ans
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By joining Europe on 1 January 1986, Portugal has benefited with the aid,coming from the proceeding that allowed to restructure and modernize it in many areas. Among its restructuring, transportation sector was the first one to take advantage of it.


Portuguese transport

When going to Portugal by the the road network it has now, beautiful lanes and highways, with electronic payment possibilities (Via Verde Visitors Badge, EasyToll plate recognition or pre-paid card Tollcard) not queuing up, moving freely and quickly, the air route is certainly most effective way to get there, and certainly not the most expensive one.


The forecast of the new airport

At the head of major projects that study the transport, "Novo Aeroporto de Lisboa" (NAL) has risen to a decisive phase in 2008, when José Socrates announced the location of the new airport. The success of "Portugal" as the travel destination was the ground of this commitment.
While the capacity of the current airport Lisbon Portela, was 11 million passengers in 2007, the number happily overcame 13 million. In 2013, it increased up to 16 million, being affected by this change and over 18 million in 2014. In Faro - south of the country more than 6 million passengers use airport annually.


The project

This new project, along the Tagus, would therefore be on a former site of 7,500 hectares belonging to the army, about thirty kilometers away from Lisbon. All road and rail network would have this positioning for a complex area, that would include two lanes, 120 check-in points, 20 inspection posts, 63 boarding gates and 12 luggage belts for arrivals. Furthermore, duplication of capabilities would also be possible.


A temporary postponement

The project represents a budget of 7 billion euros, including the granted access, however, it was temporarily adjourned for lack of funding in the recent years difficult economically for the country.In the meantime, an investment was established in 2014 to the former airport in relation to the original plan and to delay maturity.

But with the revival of the economy and announced inflow of foreign capital, this forecast will certainly soon surrender to the agenda, especially now more than ever, Portugal became the homeland of many investors from all around the world.