Whenever you travel by plane, especially with kids, it can always be a worry not knowing what shops and restaurants will be at the airport. Will they be open when you arrive? Is there a pharmacy to buy some medicine for your child that has just suddenly feels illl? Can you get some earplugs for your flight, like me! Well, Im pleased to tell you, that whilst Faro Airport is quite a small airport, there are enough places to get the necessities you may need for your flight. As with every airport, there is the public area; the main arrivals hall and then the restricted area; the departure lounge.
As you arrive at main arrivals lounge at Faro Airport, there are a few places where you can sit down, take a coffee and something to eat with friends and family if they are seeing you off before your flight. In this area you will find a Pharmacy that is open from 8.30am to 11:00pm, Tourist Desk open 08:00 to 11:00pm, Money Exchange which also sells mobile phones and accessories open 05:00 till midnight. For food and drink there is Costa Coffee open from 5am, Delta Cafe and also Faro Airport Cafe open from 06:00. There is also a smoking lounge where you can get a drink and snack while enjoying a last cigarette before boarding the plane.. Furthermore there are a couple of Relay Newsagents selling all newspapers, magazines and books, vending machines selling chocolates and sweets and also a Post Office, CTT. You will also find some car hire and airline desks in the area too as well as well as lots of seating
When you have gone through security and in the departure lounge you will a few places to eat and drink and also some shops for those last minute presents. The bars & restaurants are open from the early hours of the morning until the last flight. There is Air Tasty , Burger MH, Carlsberg Bar, Costa Coffee, Faro Airport Café, Mulligans, Quiosque Delta, Smoking Lounge, Soho Coffee, and Subway where you can get anything from a piece of cake to a full cooked meal. At least one of these will be open from04:00 whilst the others open from 05:00 or 06:00
There are quite a few shops in the departure lounge including Accessorize, Airport Craft Shop, Billabong surfing accessories, Casa dos Sabores de Portugal Portuguese food products, Cores Doces sweet shop, Duty Free Store selling perfume, beverages, cigarettes and cigars, delicatessen, chocolates and Portuguese delicacies, Fashion Gate & Football Gate Well-known brands in clothing, Just Luxury prestigious international brands in ready-to-wear and accessories, Mr. Blue Classic, sporty, formal or informal menswear, Relay newspaper, book and magazines, tobacco, chocolates and sweets, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, Travel & Business Gate Bags and travel accessories
The opening times of shops vary with the Duty Free Shop opening at 04.30am to some of the other shops opening between 06:00 and 08:00..
My Way is a fantastic service for those people with a disability or reduced mobility. On arrival at the airport you will see MyWay telephone points to call for assistance. With MyWay, people with disibilities or reduced mobility will have assistance from the arrival to their departure or vise versa. The service should be booked up to 48 hours in advance from your departure time with the Airline or agent you booked through. There are also designated carparking space, lifts and toilets for people with disabilities or reduced mobility.
There are toilets and baby changing facilites throughout the airport. Another great service is the ability to borrow baby strollers for babies and toddlers which is part of the Family Airport Services. What a great service!
Read more information about Passenger Services at the Airport here.