Portugal is a European country, sharing a border along its north and east with Spain as well as the Atlantic to the south and west. Portugal also owns numerous islands out in the Atlantic ocean meaning there is a demand for domestic services between the mainland and the islands as well as within continental Portugal. The country has an expansive rail and highway network, but there is still is demand for speed domestic flights within the mainland. Continue reading to find out which airlines offer these and where they fly to.
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Azores Airlines is a subsidiary of SATA Air Açores and operates domestic and international services from the Azores Islands. Similar to parent SATA, Azores Airlines is based at João Paulo II Airport but has a focus on Lisbon. The airline operates an all-Airbus fleet consisting of the A320, A321LR and A321neo.
Domestic destinations: Funchal, Horta, Lisbon, Pico Island, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Santa Maria Island and Terceira
Orbest is an airline owned by the Spanish hotel chain Barceló Group. The airline operates a mix of both charter and scheduled services from its hub airport of Lisbon to leisure destinations in the Caribbean. The airline doesn't currently operate any domestic Portuguese services. Orbest operates a fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft on all of their routes.
Domestic destinations: Lisbon
SATA Air Açores is a regional airline operating services across the Azores islands. The airline operates from João Paulo II Airport with Lajes and Horta being focus cities for the airline. The airline doesn't offer any international services or routes connecting to mainland Portugal. SATA operates a fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-Q200 and Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.
Domestic destinations: Corvo Island, Flores Island, Graciosa Island, Horta, Pico Island, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria Island, São Jorge Island, Terceira and Funchal
Sevenair is a regional airline operating domestic services only. The airline is based at Cascais Aerodrome with a focus on Portimão and Bragança. The airline also offers Air Services and Air Acadamy services as well as its scheduled airline operations. On the airline's airline operations, a fleet of Dornier 228 and Jetstream 32 aircraft are used.
Domestic destinations: Bragança, Vila Real, Viseu, Lisbon and Portimão
TAP Express is a regional airline and subsidiary of flag carrier TAP Air Portugal. The airline is based at Lisbon Airport with a focus on Porto Airport. TAP Express operates a fleet of ATR 75, Embraer 190 and Embraer E195 aircraft. The airline offer destinations across Portugal as well as to cities in Morocco, France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland. The airline is an affiliate of Star Alliance through being a subsidiary of TAP Air Portugal and also offers the TAP Miles & Go program.
Domestic destinations: Faro, Lisbon, Porto and Porto Santo
TAP Air Portugal is the national airline for Portugal operating a range of international and European services as well as numerous domestic. The airline is based at Lisbon Airport with a secondary hub at Porto Airport and then a focus on Madeira. The airline operates a fleet of Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321, A321LR, A321neo and A330 aircraft. The airline is a member of the Star Alliance group and offers customers the TAP Miles & Go frequent flyer program.
Domestic destinations: Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Porto Santo and Terceira
See below a list of international and domestic only airports with their destinations across the country and which airlines operate to.
|CITY||AIRPORT||SERVED BY||FLIES TO||REGION|
|Braganç||Bragança Airport||Sevenair||Lisbon–Cascais, Portimão, Vila Real and Viseu||Mainland Portugal|
|Faro||Faro Airport||Aer Lingus, Air France, Air Transat, Albastar, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Chair Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Corendon Dutch Airlines, EasyJet, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Flyr, Iberia Regional, Jet2, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Smartwings, Swiss Air, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, TUI Airways, TUIfly Belgium, TUIfly Deutschland, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air||Lisbon||Mainland Portugal|
|Lisbon||Lisbon Cascais-Tejo Regional Airport||Servair||Bragança, Portimão, Viseu and Vila Real||Mainland Portugal|
|Lisbon||Humberto Delgado Airport||Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Algérie, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Moldova, Air Transat, airBaltic, American Airlines, Azores Airlines, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cabo Verde Airlines, Delta, EasyJet, El Al, Emirates, euroAtlantic Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, FlyOne, Iberia, Iberojet, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Play, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, SkyUp, STP Airways, Swiss Air, TAAG Angola Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Vueling, Wizz Air and World2fly||Horta, Pico Island, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria, Terceira, Faro, Funchal and Porto||Mainland Portugal|
|Portimão Airport||Portimão Airport||Servair||Bragança, Lisbon–Cascais, Viseu and Vila Real||Mainland Portugal|
|Porto||Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport||Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air France, Air Transat, Azores Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EasyJet, Eurowings, Finnair, Flyr, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Ryanair, Swiss Air, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air||Ponta Delgada, Terceira, Funcal and Lisbon||Mainland Portugal|
|Vila Real||Vila Real Airport||Sevenair||Bragança, Lisbon–Cascais, Portimão and Viseu||Mainland Portugal|
|Viseu||Viseu Airport||Sevenair||Bragança, Lisbon–Cascais, Portimão and Vila Real||Mainland Portugal|
|Corvo||Corvo Airport||SATA Air Açores||Flores, Horta and Terceira||Azores Islands|
|Horta||Horta Airport||Azores Airlines and SATA Air Açores||Corvo, Flores, Ponta Delgada, Terceira and Lisbon||Azores Islands|
|Flores||Flores Airport||SATA Air Açores||Corvo, Horta, Ponta Delgada and Terceira||Azores Islands|
|Graciosa||Graciosa Airport||SATA Air Açores||Ponta Delgada and Terceira||Azores Islands|
|Pico||Pico Airport||Azores Airlines and SATA Air Açores||Ponta Delgada, Terceira and Lisbon||Azores Islands|
|Santa Maria||Santa Maria Airport||Azores Airlines and SATA Air Açores||Lisbon and Ponta Delgada||Azores Islands|
|São Jorge||São Jorge Airport||SATA Air Açores||Ponta Delgada and Terceira||Azores Islands|
|Ponta Delgada||João Paulo II Airport||Azores Airlines, British Airways, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa, Ryanair, SATA Air Açores, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, TUIfly Belgium, TUIfly Netherlands and United Airlines||Lisbon, Porto, Flores,Graciosa, Horta, Pico, Santa Maria, São Jorge, Terceira and Funchal||Azores Islands|
|Funchal||Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport||Austrian Airlines, Azores Airlines, Binter Canarias, Blue Air, British Airways, Condor, Corendon Airlines, EasyJet, Edelweiss Air, Enter Air, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia Regional, Jet2, Lufthansa, Luxair, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, SkyUp, Smartwings, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Transavia, TUI Airways, TUIfly Belgium, TUIfly Deutschland, TUIfly Netherlands, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines and Wizz Air||Ponta Delgada, Lisbon and Porto||Madeira Islands|
|Porto Santo||Porto Santo Airport||Binter Canarias, EasyJet, TAP Air Portugal and TUI Airways||Funchal and Lisbon||Madeira Islands|
5 Portuguese airlines offer domestic services. These are Azores Airlines, SATA Air Açores, Seven Air Services, TAP Express and TAP Air Portugal.
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Domestic flights, also referred to as internal flights are services that depart from and arrive in the same country. Even though a flight departing from Lisbon may fly over the Atlantic and land in the Azores Islands it is still a domestic service.
Check-in times differ from airline to airline. However, we recommend that you arrive for your domestic flight no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.
Passports are usually required for flights departing or arriving in foreign countries. As you may be travelling domestically a passport as identification may not be required by the Portuguese government. However, some form of Identification may still be needed, such as a national ID card or driver's license, you can still use your passport for this. Please check with the airline you are travelling for their policy. Read more to discover about travel documents here.
Similar to check-in, baggage policies vary from airline to airline. Please check our dedicated airline pages for information on the luggage allowances or check your itinerary to see what is included.