Ponta Delgada Airport Departures (PDL)

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Destination Airline Flight no. Scheduled Est./Actual Status
Lisbon (LIS) TAP Air Portugal TP1862 (5) 10:45 Scheduled
Lisbon (LIS) Air Baltic BT5347 10:45 Scheduled
Lisbon (LIS) Azores Airlines S48270 10:45 Scheduled
Lisbon (LIS) Azul AD7472 10:45 Scheduled
Lisbon (LIS) Lufthansa LH6983 10:45 Scheduled
Lisbon (LIS) Turkish Airlines TK8137 10:45 Scheduled
Funchal (FNC) Azores Airlines S4160 (2) 10:50 Scheduled
Funchal (FNC) Binter Canarias NT7160 10:50 Scheduled
Funchal (FNC) TAP Air Portugal TP6660 10:50 Scheduled
Billund (BLL) Airseven CAT762 12:30 Scheduled
London (STN) Ryanair FR2630 12:55 Scheduled
Lisbon (LIS) Ryanair FR2622 01:10 Scheduled

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Flight Departures at Ponta Delgada Airport

When it is time to depart from Ponta Delgada Airport there are a few questions the traveler might want answers too. We have listed some of these answers in this article as they are known at the time of writing. 

Airport Opening Hours at Ponta Delgada Airport

The airport opens two hours before the first commercial flight or at 05.00, depending on which comes first. It closes after the last commercial flight, or at 00.00, depending on which comes last. It is not allowed to stay overnight at the airport for security reasons.

Transfer at Ponta Delgada Airport

  • Rental Cars – The rental car companies at Ponta Delgada airport are located on landside. Please follow instructions from your rental car company when returning your rented vehicle.
  • Shuttles – ANC Aerobus transfers to and from the airport and some of the main points in Ponta Delgada city. They operate on a daily bases from 07.00 to 00.00. The bus route stops at 21 different locations in the city and it runs to and from the airport every 40 minutes. The bus stop at Ponta Delgada airport is situated right outside the terminal. Tickets are purchased on the bus and cost 4€ for a single adult.
  • Taxis – A taxi ride from central Ponta Delgada city takes around 10 minutes and costs around 15€ depending on your exact starting point. Taxis will drop travelers off right outside the terminal entrance.

Parking at Ponta Delgada Airport

There are two parking lots at Ponta Delgada airport, one short-stay and one long-stay. It is allowed to stay directly outside the terminal for dropping off and picking up passengers, but only for up to 10 minutes twice in 24 hours. 

WiFi at PDL Airport

Free and unlimited WiFi is available at PDL. Turn on the WiFi on your device, connect to the network called "_VINCI Airports WiFi", accept the terms and conditions and open up a browser.

Smoking at PDL Airport

There is no smoking allowed once you enter the airport until you are at the other end of your flight and the allowed smoking area there. Smoking at PDL is only allowed outside on landside.

ATM, bank services and currency exchange at PDL Airport

These services can be found before security on landside, in the departures area of the airport.

Reduced mobility and disability services at PDL Airport

MyWay is a service for travelers with disability or reduced mobility. It includes skilled professionals as well as mechanical mobility facilitators to assist the traveler during their time at the airport. 

The service has to be requested through the airline or travel agency at least 48 hours before the time of departure of the flight. 

Food and beverages at PDL Airport

There are a couple of places to eat and drink before going through security. Once through to the airside there is one place in the Non-Schengen area and two in the Schengen area. 

Shops at Ponta Delgada Airport

Once through the security control there is a Duty Free Store that offers perfumes, beverages, tobacco, chocolates and candies, handicrafts and gifts, technology, fashion and accessories, watches and jewelry and more.

There are also a few shops located on landside before security and a few more shops on airside.

Transfer to Ponta Delgada City from other Azores islands

There are two options for those who want to transfer from one of the other islands.

  • Plane – All of the Azores islands have an airport or an airfield, but there might not be direct flights to Ponta Delgada. Schedules tend to be changed fairly often so it is important to make sure there is room for flexibility in the itinerary.
  • Ferry – While all the islands have a port there are not direct routes between all of the islands, meaning that one can travel to Ponta Delgada from some of the other Azores islands, but not all, and more so during the summer than the winter. Plan for flexibility as there may be cancellations, bad weather or delays.

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