Lisbon welcomes yet another airline: Ural Airlines arrives from Moscow

On 1 May, Lisbon Airport welcomed Ural Airlines, a Russian airline that will complement the direct connection between Lisbon and Moscow, until now exclusively operated by TAP Portugal. This diversification of options for passengers demonstrates the growing connectivity of Lisbon Airport.

The flight, on an Airbus 320, is scheduled for Thursdays and Sundays, arriving at Lisbon at 11:50 a.m. and leaving at 12:50 p.m.. 

To celebrate the arrival of this new airline, the passengers and crew on the inaugural flight were welcomed on their arrival at Lisbon with the traditional “baptism” given to the new aircraft by the firefighters at the airport and, at departure, they were presented with pastéis de nata, the Portuguese custard pastries enjoyed the world over.

For more information and reservations visit the airline's website​

Source: ANA Aeroportos de Portugal S.A

New airline in Lisbon: Bulgaria Air with direct flight from Sofia

The Portuguese and Bulgarian capitals are now much closer with Bulgaria Air, which is starting direct flights between these two capital cities. 

Sofia and Lisbon will now have a weekly direct flight, on Thursdays, arriving at Lisbon airport at 11:00 p.m. and leaving at 11:50 p.m.. The two historic European capitals will therefore become linked by a flight of less than four hours. 

Yet another new airline and a new destination from Lisbon Airport, which has seen the connectivity and diversity of options for Portuguese passengers grow, and the influx of tourists to Portugal increase.  

For more information and reservations visit the airline's website​

Source: ANA Aeroportos de Portugal S.A


If you are a music fan, don´t miss the Rock in Rio Lisboa 2016

Rock in Rio-Lisbon will be back as one of 2016’s biggest events. Bela Vista Park in Lisbon will host one of the world’s biggest music and entertainment festival.

During a 5-day emotion-packed event, Bela Vista Park will be transformed into a veritable “city of rock”, including over 12 hours of performances per day on the various stages. 

The “World Stage” will host leading names from international music. The “Electronic Tent” will stage sets by leading national and international DJ’s and VJ’s while the “Hot Stage” will hold alternative concerts by top artists and successful, upcoming bands.

In addition to the concerts, families are invited to spend a pleasant day relaxing in the garden areas and enjoying the entertainment activities , including the “Radical Space” - where more adventurous festival-goers can go snowboarding on the real snow track - and the Kids Space offering many children’s activities.

Days: 19, 20, 27, 28 and 29 May 2016

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Corendon Airlines with new flights to Madeira

Last May 6, Corendon Airlines opened a new route between Amsterdam and Madeira, reinforcing direct flights to the Dutch capital.
This Dutch airline has been flying since 2004, is part of the Corendon BV group, and is now one of the biggest tour operators in Holland and Belgium, connecting several destinations in Europe and North Africa, particularly Turkey, Germany and Holland.
This flight will run during the IATA summer, once a week, on Fridays, between May and October, using a Boeing 737,  with the capacity to carry 189 passengers.
Find more information at:

Source: ANA Aeroportos de Portugal SA

From the 19th to the 22nd of May, don´t miss Portugal's Rally

Come and witness the great skill and expertise of the world’s top drivers, who will be racing along the roads and tracks of Portugal, competing in the Portugal's Rally.

The Portugal’s Rally is the fifth stage of the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) World Rally Championship, and it is expected to be one of the most hotly disputed events of the season on the European continent.

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Monarch Airlines Increase Routes to Madeira and Lisbon

Monarch Airlines has started flying from Manchester to Madeira Island

The airline will offer two weekly frequencies, using an Airbus A321 with capacity for 214 passengers.

Monarch Airlines, founded in 1968, operates from several British airports to over 50 destinations worldwide, transporting over 8 million passengers a year.

New for Monarch in Portugal are:
Birmingham – Lisbon                 3 weekly scheduled flights
London Gatwick – Lisbon          3 weekly scheduled flights
Manchester – Lisbon                 3 weekly scheduled flights
Manchester – Funchal              2 weekly scheduled flights

The new Birmingham – Lisbon route begins on 17 June, but will only operate during the IATA Summer period.

According to the airline’s head of route development, Monarch clients' growing demand for Portuguese destinations has led the company to rethink their strategy for Portugal, and to decide to reinforce their routes to Portuguese airports.
The new flights to Madeira and the rest of Portugal are already available at

Find more information about Madeira Islands and Lisbon region at:

Source: ANA Aeroportos de Portugal SA

Celebrate International Museum Day on the 18th of May

As happens every year, International Museum Day will be celebrated on the forthcoming 18th of May. The initiative is promoted by ICOM – the International Council of Museums.

In Portugal, museums will be marking the event by organising an array of initiatives and activities intended to let people see a different side of the museums they visit. This is an opportunity to visit areas of the museums that are normally open only to staff and to which access is restricted. Other activities include guided tours, workshops and ateliers for all ages.

The event also incorporates the European Museum Night initiative on the 21st of May. Many museums will be taking part by staying open later than usual so that visitors can see their collections at a time when the museums would normally have closed for the night. There will be a range of activities organised especially for the occasion.

Every year, International Museum Day is dedicated to a different theme. The theme for 2016 is Museums and Cultural Landscapes. It is hoped that this will encourage people to see museums as centres that actively help safeguard cultural landscapes, contributing to their conservation, enhancement and enrichment. This contribution can take a number of different forms, in particular through the interpretation of the heritage, places and landscapes in which the museums are located, as well as by passing on knowledge about these aspects to visitors.

The programme for Portugal can be found online at: