Gate open: Ryanair announces Porto – Bremen new route and resumes operations starting 28th March
Airliners are resuming operations owing to the easing of pandemic restrictions. Porto International Airport, Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport will see Ryanair flying again, starting on 28th March. This announcement follows the latest news by Turkish Airlines that it will resume operations to and from Porto by the end of March, as well.
Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Porto
Turkish Airlines resumes the Istanbul-Porto route on 29th March, with four weekly flights. The route had been suspended in the beginning of the pandemic.
Taxi trips to vaccination sites are available to all residents as of today
Starting today, 9th March, the Municipality of Porto supports taxi rides in town to transport the elderly to and from vaccination centres, namely the Health Centres in the Western and Eastern part of the city. This cooperation agreement was concluded with the two taxi shuttles operating in the city. Taxi fares are two euros per one-way trip, and round-trips are 4 euros. This measure had already been announced by Mayor Rui Moreira on 22nd February, during the Municipal Executive meeting.
Streets at Foz Velha received new handrails to pedestrian accessibility
New handrails are in place in Foz Velha. This endeavour’s main goal was to improve pedestrian accessibility, under the Municipality of Porto accessibilities mobility plan. Residents and visitors coming and going in the streets of Foz Velha now have new street equipment that will make their lives easier.
Porto Airport ranks Best European Airport as regards Best Hygiene Measures under COVID-19 response
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is listed a Best European Airport as regards Covid-19 response, based on the views of customers in 2020, by Airports Council International (ACI) that revealed this year’s Airport Service Quality awards.
STCP (BUS) adjusts service offer on weekends
STCP bus fleet in Porto will adjust its service offer on weekends, as has happened on business days, to accommodate the measures taken under the renovation of the State of Emergency. The “Contingency Timetable” enters into force on 27th February, and will remain in place as long as the restriction measures of this second confinement are in force, namely the ban on movement in public areas and roads, and between districts, after 5 pm.
BUS (STCP) adjusts service offer starting 22nd February
STCP bus fleet in Porto will adjust its service offer as of next Monday, 22nd February, to accommodate the measures taken under the renovation of the State of Emergency, and in accordance with the slump in demand, as schools remain closed and many people work from home.
The Municipality of Porto suspended parking meter payment in the city
The Municipality of Porto suspended all payment obligations, as regards outdoor parking spaces, starting 25th January. This measure is in line with the hardening of measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, namely the mandatory curfew and the closing of schools.
Pedestrian walkway in Rua Formosa, next Bolhão, is temporarily halted as of 25th January
Next Monday, 25th January, the pedestrian walkway, in Rua Formosa, will be temporarily suspended to remove the metallic passageway that is placed alongside building’s facade. This endeavour will take three days to complete.
Rua de José Falcão reopened to traffic circulation (UPDATED)
Rua de José Falcão, which had been blocked to traffic due to a water pipe breakage and pavement slide, caused by extreme weather conditions, reopened to traffic circulation, as the Águas do Porto team concluded the works. The traffic lane had collapsed overnight, this Thursday, and the Municipal Civil Protection, the Municipal Police and the Porto Firefighter Battalion were on site to attend to the situation.