Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport says it is “getting more functional” after concession-holder ANA/VINCI Airports has invested in upgrading its operating capacity and commercial areas. There is a single central food court where all the catering outlets are situated and which offers customers new concepts.
In terms of operations, a new security control and screening area has been built. Equipped with ten new x-ray scanners, it increases operating capacity to 3,000 passengers per hour in Terminal 1. Apart from this, the number of scanners to read and validate boarding passes has been increased to nine terminals and a new check-in area has been put into service with an extra ten check-in desks already available and a further six scheduled to become operational in November.
The new facilities will increase passenger-processing capacity and also mean that, for the first time ever at a Portuguese airport, people can access restricted areas without human intervention.
There are also developments in Terminal 2, with a completely reorganised departure hall, where the wider passageways and more spacious waiting areas ensure an improved experience for passengers.
In the commercial area, a new walk through Duty Free Store has opened and is the passengers’ first point of contact with the commercial area inside the airport’s airside restricted area.