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Lisbon Portela Airport

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Name Lisbon Portela Airport
Region Europe
Territory Portugal PT.gif
Location Portela, Lisbon
Serving Lisbon
Elevation 113.995 m
374 ft
374 ft113.995 m
Coordinates 38° 46' 30.75" N, 9° 8' 4.72" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 3805 m12,483.596 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
17/35 2400 m7,874.016 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation LPPT 191800Z 32017KT 9999 FEW018 23/15 Q1013
Station Lisboa / Portela
Date/Time 19 July 2019 18:00:00
Wind direction 320°
Wind speed 17 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 23°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 60%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Lisbon Portela Airport



Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport, is located 7 km3.78 nm
7,000 m
22,965.879 ft
north of Castle of São Jorge in the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LPPT

  • A320, Lisbon Portugal, 2015 (On 19 May 2015, an Airbus A319 crew attempted to taxi into a nose-in parking position at Lisbon despite the fact that the APIS, although switched on, was clearly malfunctioning whilst not displaying an unequivocal ‘STOP’. The aircraft continued 6 metres past the applicable apron ground marking by which time it had hit the airbridge. The marshaller in attendance to oversee the arrival did not signal the aircraft or manually select the APIS ‘STOP’ instruction. The APIS had failed to detect the dark-liveried aircraft and the non-display of a steady ‘STOP’ indication was independently attributed to a pre-existing system fault.)
  • B773, Lisbon Portugal, 2016 (On 13 January 2016 ice was found on the upper and lower wing surfaces of a Boeing 777-300ER about to depart in the late morning from Lisbon in CAVOK conditions and 10°C. As Lisbon had no de-ice facilities, it was towed to a location where the sun would melt the ice more quickly but during poorly-planned manoeuvring, one of the wingtips was damaged by contact with an obstruction. The Investigation attributed the ice which led to the problematic re-positioning to the operator’s policy of tankering most of the return fuel on the overnight inbound flight where it had become cold-soaked.)