Spain currently operates some 48 airports and the 2 recently constructed heliports of Ceuta and Algeciras. They are located in every corner of the country and are generally in excellent condition with modern installations and facilities as you would expect to find in one of the worlds leading tourism destinations.
Although air traffic decreased slightly last year more than 195 Million passengers where processed through the gates of Spanish airports in 2012 with almost 2 Million flight operations and some 650 Million Kilos of Cargo where also processed.
The Spanish Airport Authority ( Aena ) currently employs around 13.300 people and is ranked amongst the top four providers of air navigation in Europe and has stakes in Londons- Luton and Orlandos-Sandford airports.
The Spanish Airport Authority ( Aena ) currently employs around 13.300 people and is ranked amongst the top four providers of air navigation
in Europe and has stakes in Londons- Luton and Orlandos-Sandford airports.
In 2012 and continuing into 2013 the busiest airport in Spain was once again Madrid's Barajas airport which processed almost 45 Million passengers followed by Barcelona with 35 Million, Palma de Mallorca 22.6 Million, Malaga came in 4th with 12.5 Million and Gran Canaria with 9.8 Million. The airport with the least activity was Huesca in the Pyrenees with 1.313 passengers
The Spanish Airport Authority ( Aena ) continues its massive investment
plan in Spain adapting a large number of the airports to meet the demands of Airport transport. The most notable developements in the last 2 years include:
A CORUNA Upgrading car parks and roads
CORDOBA Runway extension
FUERTEVENTURA : Terminal Area expansion.
IBIZA : Terminal Building facilities renovation and new heating and cooling plant.
LEON: New terminal building, site development and apro
MALAGA Baggage screening system for the expansion of Terminal Are
PAMPLONA New Terminal Area
GRAN CANARIA Expansion of Terminal Building.
LA PALMA New terminal area and control tower
SANTIAGO New Terminal area.
VIGO Expansion of Terminal building
As we all now know security measures in most countries has been increased due to the present climate. The EU has adopted new security regulations regarding the transportation of liquids in hand luggage. The new regulations, effective as from November 2006, are for all EU airports, as well as those in Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.
This means that, at security checkpoints, you and your hand luggage must be checked for liquids in addition to other prohibited articles. However, the new rules do not limit the liquids that you can buy at shops located beyond the point where you show your boarding pass or on-board an aircraft operated by an EU airline.
Flights entering Spainish territory are classified according to their origin or destination, in three groups: Schengen, EU Non-Schengen and Third Countries.
Schengen Countries :
Flights originating in or with destination to countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement. Citizens from these countries may cross internal borders freely.
Domestic flights are considered Schengen flights. The countries are Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Netherlands
Hungary, Iceland (non-EU) , Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway (non-EU), Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden
Non-Schengen EU Countries
Flights originating in or with destination to European Union member states that have not joined the Schengen agreement. There is no free circulation for these people.
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, United Kingdom, Romania
Flights originating in or with destination to non-European Union member states that have not joined the Schengen agreement.
Here are some leaflets which can be download to help you prepare your holiday and help your passage through the Spanish airports pass with as little fuss as is possible
The Internationl Code for all Spanish Airports:
Alicante Airport - ALC Almeria Airport (LEI) , Asturias Airport (OVD)
Barcelona Airport (BLA) - Bilbao Airport (BIO)
Girona Airport (GRO) Granada Airport (GRX) Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)
Ibiza Airport (IBZ)
Jerez Airport (XRY)
La Coruna Airport (LCG) , Lanzarote Airport (ACE) , La Palma Airport,
Madrid Airport (MAD) , Malaga Airport (AGP) , Menorca Airport (MAH), Murcia San Javier Airport (MJV) ,
Palma de Mallorca (PMI) Airport,
Reus Airport (REU)
Santander Airport (SDR) , Santiago Airport (SCQ) , Seville Airport (SVQ) ,
Tenerife Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) . Tenerife North Airport (TFN) , Tenerife South Airport (TCI) ,
Valencia Airport (VLC) , Valladolid Airport (VLL), Vigo Airport (VGO), Vitoria Airport (VIT) ,
Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ).
New Passenger Rules
The web site authority which takes care of all the Spanish Airports is Aena . One of Aenas top priorities is to ensure customer care and security, you can download a leaflet on passenger rights at
Aena - Airport Authorities
This airport guide provides information on the main airports which deal with International passenger traffic only, Airports which are
used for freight, internal flights only or are attached to military installations are not inlcuded in the list on the right hand side.
To View Flight offers to and from anywhere in the world simply point your mouse over your preferred departure airport and drag the line to a destination airport of your choice, all available flights and deals will then be shown.
Real Time - Arrivals and Departures available at all the major Airports in Spain -
All the Main Car Hire companies are represented at all the Spanish airports
including Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Atesa. We are now very pleased to havepartnered up with Car-Hire 3000 and Car Trawler-
the low cost online car hire specialists - because we believe they can offer the most competitive
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and is a great way to make the most from your holiday.