Updated: June 5, 2024


With captivating locations such as Lisbon, the Algarve, and Porto, Portugal has become a highly sought after country for the ultra-rich. For those arriving in style, Portugal offers an array of private jets to cater to this demand, with landing points strategically located across the country.

Here, we’ll provide you with some insights into securing a private jet in Portugal and delve into the main landing points in the country.

How to Charter a Private Jet in Portugal

Due to the relatively small number of general aviation aircraft in Portugal, the majority of private jet charter operations in the country feature internationally registered aircraft, including private jets and turboprops used for flights to the UK and the Balearic Islands close by.

The best way to charter a private jet in Portugal is to use a specialized brokerage service that will be able to secure an aircraft from another country or hire a jet currently visiting Portugal.

There are several landing points in Portugal where private flights can alight. Whether you are looking to land in Lisbon, the Algarve, or Porto, you’ll find options to make your journey as easy as possible.


In the Lisbon area

Below, we provide you with landing spots in the Lisbon area.

Lisbon International – Humberto Delgado

As the Portuguese capital, Lisbon boasts one of the country’s busiest airports. The Humberto Delgado Airport is a modern international airport that is conveniently located just a short drive from the city center, making it a top choice for those seeking quick accessibility to Lisbon.

Lisbon Airport caters to both commercial flights and private jets. Those using private jets can enjoy VIP lounges and streamlined customs and immigration procedures, making your journey seamless and stress-free.

Lisboa Cascais-Tejo Regional (Cascais Municipal Aerodrome)

The Lisbon Cascais-Tejo Regional Airport, also known as the Cascais Municipal Aerodrome, provides a more exclusive landing experience. Nestled along the beautiful coastline of Cascais, this airport offers the perfect landing spot, with Cascais a short 20 minute drive away, whilst you can also easily get to Estoril, just over 10 minutes away, and Lisbon, just 25 minutes away.

The Cascais Municipal Aerodrome caters to private jets and provides bespoke services such as luxury car rentals and personalized concierge services.

Top property options in the Lisbon area

Close to these private jet and airport landing points in this part of Portugal, you’ll find a wide variety of proeprty options, including luxury villas in Estoril and Cascais, beachfront properties, and upscale apartments close to the town center of Cascais.

If you have your heart set on Lisbon, top options include penthouses and luxury apartments in Lisbon’s city center, particularly on the street of Avenida da Liberdade, the most exclusive boulevard in Portugal, historic homes in Alfama, and upscale properties in the Chiado and Baixa districts, alongside incredible properties in Principe Real, where you’ll be able to enjoy sweeping views of the sparkling Tagus River.

Looking to snap up a luxury property in Portugal? Check out our guide to buying property in Portugal. 

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In the south of Portugal

Below we provide your options, should you be looking to easily get the Portugal’s most sought-after coastline, the Algarve, and two landing points a little further north in the Alentejo.

Faro International – Algarve

Faro Airport, situated in the center of Southern Portugal in the Algarve region, offers direct access to some of Europe’s most exclusive resorts and the highly-sought after Golden Triangle of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, and Vilamoura located in the Loulé municipality.

If you are considering traveling to Faro Airport by private jet, you can expect first-class services and amenities, including chauffeured transportation and concierge services. Whatever your final destination is in southern Portugal – whether it’s enjoying the nightlife buzz of Albufeira or a yacht trip in Vilamoura – landing here ensures a stylish start to your adventure in the Algarve.

Beja Air Force Base

The Beja Air Force Base (BYJ, LPBJ) is located near the city of Beja in the Alentejo region of Portugal. This airbase is mostly used by the military, and permission is required, although FBO and handling facilities are available.

Évora Municipal

Évora is the charming, historic capital of the Alentejo region of Portugal, located about an hour and a half to the east of Lisbon. This airport caters to private and recreational flights, and from here you can easily get to many key locations in Central Portugal.

You will also find a flying school here and this is also a popular location for parachuting and gliding activities, should you be looking to enjoy air sport activities.

Top property options in the south of Portugal

If you are considering snapping up property in the Algarve, top properties nearby include exclusive villas and luxury apartments in the highly-sought after Golden Triangle of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, and Vilamoura, and beachfront properties in Lagos and Albufeira. While well known for being a top location for tourism in Portugal, you will find a number of celebrities have come to call the Algarve home.

For properties in the Alentejo, consider countryside estates, traditional farmhouses, and luxury homes. Should you be looking to buy a vineyard, then the Alentejo region comes highly recommended, boasting some of the best wines in Portugal.

You will also find luxury properties on the Alentejo Coast close to Comporta and Meldies, where top international designers have their sights set on, due to the incredible architecture that effortlessly blends natural and traditional designs with modern techniques.


In the north of Portugal

Below, you can find the airport to use if you are looking to visit Porto or Northern Portugal.

Francisco Sá Carneiro

Looking to head to northern Portugal in style? Then the Porto International – Francisco Sá Carneiro airport has you covered. Close to the city of Porto, this airport is a crucial transport hub for individuals looking to get around Northern Portugal. As with Lisbon Airport, Porto Airport also accommodates private jets alongside commercial flights, providing top-notch amenities where you can ensure a streamlined start to your trip.

Top property options in the north of Portugal

If you are looking to buy in Porto, you’ll find modern apartments in Foz do Douro, historic homes in Ribeira, and luxury villas in the outskirts like Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia. Elsewhere, you’ll find fantastic country homes, equestrian properties, and vineyards available across Northern Portugal.


On the islands

The autonomous islands of Madeira and the Azores offer a luxurious lifestyle, and you will find two airports on each archipelago offering easy, exclusive luxury travelling options.

In Madeira, Funchal International – Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira Airport provides convenient access to the main island. Additionally, Porto Santo Airport offers an alternative landing option within the Madeira archipelago.

Meanwhile, in the Azores, Ponta Delgada – João Paulo II Airport on São Miguel Island serves as a major hub for private jet travelers. Horta Airport on Faial Island presents another appealing option for those exploring this stunning volcanic archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.

Top property options on the islands

In Madiera: In Madiera, you’ll come across ceanfront villas and apartments in Funchal, luxury properties with sea views in Santa Cruz, and exclusive homes in the hills of Madeira.
In the Azores: Spacious villas, eco-friendly homes, and luxury estates are on offer in the Azores with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. Note that the Azores are less developed from a real estate point of view, and most luxury properties are found close to Ponta Delgada on São Miguel island, on Santa Maria, and Terceira.