The work on the Tires aerodrome to build a new terminal, control tower and fire station is the result of an investment of seven million euros, supported by Cascais Town Hall, the mayor said today.
“In these three works [the investment] is in the order of seven million euros, supported by Cascais City Council,” said the mayor, Carlos Carreiras, speaking to journalists, flanked by the Minister for Infrastructure, João Galamba, during a visit to the construction site, after the ceremony that marked the start of the transfer of executive aviation from Humberto Delgado Airport to Cascais Municipal Aerodrome, in Tires.
According to those responsible, the work should be completed within a year and will allow the full transfer of private jet operations from Portela to Tires.
To do this, the aviation schools will have to move to other aerodromes, particularly in the interior of the country, in a process that will be gradual, depending on what is stipulated in the contracts in force, Carlos Carreiras assured.
As for the noise that has caused some complaints from residents in the surrounding area, the mayor pointed out that these are illegal neighborhoods, since they were built after the airfield.
Even so, he stressed, the City Council is willing to contribute to measures to improve living conditions, such as replacing windows, and, in the end, to buy the house from those who don’t want to stay there, as has already happened.
As for access to the airport infrastructure, which has been studied since at least 2018 but has never moved forward, Carlos Carreiras explained that the project’s difficulties have to do with Brisa’s concession contract for Highway 5.
“We know that Brisa and the government are willing to find a solution, within the scope of the A5 concession contract, for these accessibilities to be established,” said the mayor, leading to the intervention of the Minister of Infrastructure to guarantee that “there are all the conditions to resume” the projects.
According to the mayor, in addition to a new freeway junction to connect to the Tires aerodrome, there may also be availability to create a bus corridor to the northern area of Lisbon.
Cascais Municipal Aerodrome is currently responsible for 50% of all business aviation in the Lisbon area.
Last week, an order was published in the Diário da República to create a working group whose aim is to define the schedule of works and certifications needed for Cascais airport to start taking over all of Lisbon airport’s business aviation.
The working group held its first meeting today at the Cascais Municipal Aerodrome, where the Construction Consignment Note for the new terminal was also signed.