Weather: Storm damages Faro airport, snarls flights


Roof collapsed in Faro Airport after yesterday’s storm in Algarve.

What's New — 24 October 2011 by Lusa News
Weather: Storm damages Faro airport, snarls flights

Heavy rain and strong winds wreaked havoc at southern Portugal’s main airport early Monday, disrupting flights for hundreds of passengers.

Francisco Correia Mendes, director of Faro’s international airport, told Lusa the overnight storm had collapsed portions of terminal roofs and blown out most windows in the control tower.

Five people were slightly injured at the airport during the storm.

Correia Mendes said he expected outgoing and incoming flight schedules to return to normal by late Monday.

(Photography: Luís Forra/Lusa)

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