Air access to the Iberian peninsula is set to be improved in the future following the approval of two new airports in Spain and Portugal.
One of the hubs is set to be built in Huelva in south-west Spain, offering greater access to the country's south coast, which includes tourist hotspots such as Malaga
The new development is expected to offer a substantial boost to the region, which currently relies on air access via airports in Faro
, Portugal or Seville, the International Herald Tribune reports.
Another plan is being launched in Alcochete in Portugal, just outside the capital city of Lisbon.
This location reportedly overcame competition from a site further north, meaning that the airport will aid services to the popular tourist region of the Algarve, including the town of Faro
, in southern Portugal.
Current projections indicate that the new airports could be completed by 2012.
Article ID: 660, Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:47:39 GMT