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25 Nov 2019 | 03:03 AM UTC

Portugal: Lisbon Airport (LIS) to close overnight starting January 2020 /update 1

Lisbon Airport (LIS) to close nightly starting on January 6, 2020, for runway expansion works; associated flight disruptions possible



Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) will experience nightly closures starting January 6, 2020, due to the construction of two new rapid-exit taxiways. LIS will close from 23:30-06:00 (local time) until the works are completed. According to media reports, the expansion is not expected to take longer than six months. Some airlines will reportedly have to alter routes, or have already had to cancel service, due to the closures. Additional flight disruptions are possible during the expansion period.


Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm flight reservations, and to contact their airline for additional information.