Located on the Island of Faial, Horta airport is an important centre of regional development, providing direct links with Lisbon and with the other Azorean islands. In 2016, passenger traffic of Horta airport increased by 12.2%.
In 2023, Horta Airport obtained ACA 4+ certification, the highest in the ACI’s environmental assessment programme. VINCI Airports received this environmental certification for all airports in Portugal, becoming the first country in the European Union to have its entire airport system (10 airports) certified ACA 4+. This certification recognises that airports have fully accounted and reported direct and indirect CO2 emissions related to their activities and operations, have significantly reduced their direct emissions, offset their residual direct emissions and started to reduce their indirect emissions.