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Torgut: Due to the continued disrespect from German geocachers, who keep logging in their local native language, blocking therefore the understanding of what is being said, I am archiving this cache. This is mandatory to avoid the outrageous situation created my these persons and supported by Groundspeak and set of rules established by them, which works in favor of "finders" and against those who constitute the core of the game, the owners.

It's a pity as after 6 years I never archived a cache. Others will follow now, due to the same reason. In the end, the loss is of the forthcoming geocachers. Myself, I will save money and time, both required for maintenance of owned caches.


Airport of Faro [Faro]

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Hidden : 09/12/2007
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Please use of same caution crossing the road to get to the cache. There are no proper crossing areas but gardeners use to get there so it's possible, you just need to be carefull.


Faro airport was inaugurated in 1965, playing a major role in the growth of tourism "industry" of this region ever since. It's one of the three portuguese international airports, after Lisbon and Oporto and it's located 4 km from downtown Faro. Currently there are nearly sixtie destinations beeing served by regular flights, with a good part of these beeing located in the United Kingdom. Its main runway is 2490 m long and 45 m wide, and it's located 7 m above sea level.

There are a small number of shops at Faro Airport. Within the main arrivals hall there are the main desks for the car hire companies, an informative and staffed Algarve Tourist Information office, seating areas and a couple of coffee shops.


Airbus da TAP aterrando em Faro
Airbus from national company TAP landing in Faro's airport



Atravessar a rua para chegar ao local da cache pode não ser fácil uma vez que existe algum tráfego e não há passadeiras de peões. Mas os jardineiros costumam fazê-lo, e transportando os seus instrumentos de trabalho, pelo que apenas é recomendado algum cuidado.



O Aeroporto de Faro foi inaugurado em 1965, mantendo-se sob a alçada da Direcção Geral da Aeronáutica Civil até 1978, quanto essa entidade foi extinta. Passou então para o domínio da recém-criada ANA - Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea. A nova tutela concentrou-se de imediato nas possibilidades de ampliação das instalações, que por essa altura já se manifestavam insuficientes para satisfazer as necessidades sentidas.

O primeiro fruto desse plano foi a inauguração, em 1989, do novo terminal, com capacidade para 2800 embarques / desembarques por hora, elevando a capacidade anual para três milhões de passageiros. Entretanto, foram também construidos um taxiway paralelo à pista e uma nova plataforma de estacionamento.

Logo em 1990 a capacidade de três milhões de passageiros foi atingida, e em 1995 atingiu mesmo os 3.800.000 passageiros. Com um crescimento estimado para o ano 2008 de 8 milhões de passageiros, foi criado em 1996 um novo plano de desenvolvimento, com o objectivo de ampliar a capacidade das instalações até 4.700 embarques / desembarques horários e 8 milhões de passageiros por ano.

Actualmente há cerca de sessenta destinos ligados a Faro através de vôos regulares, com especial destaque para os que estão localizados no Reino Unido. Em Agosto de 2007 bateu o recorde mensal de passageiros movimentados: 737.870.





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