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Airport Arrecife (Spain) - Lanzarote

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Lanzarote Airport
Aeropuerto de Lanzarote
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Aena)
Location San Bartolomé, Las Palmas
Elevation AMSL 14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates 28°5644N 13°3619W / 28.94556°N 13.60528°W / 28.94556; -13.60528
Website aena-aeropuertos.es
Map
ACE
Location in the Canary Islands
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 5.883.039
Passenger change 13-14 10.3%
Aircraft Movements 49,575
Movements change 13-14 12%
Sources: AIP Spain,[1] AENA Passenger Traffic[2]

Lanzarote Airport (IATA: ACEICAO: GCRR) (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Lanzarote), also known as Arrecife Airport, is the airport serving the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The airport is located in San Bartolomé, Las Palmas, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of the town of Arrecife.[1] It handles flights to many European airports, with hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, as well as internal flights to other Spanish airports. It handled 5,883,039 passengers in 2014.

History

Early years

In the 1930s a need for an aerodrome on the island became evident when connections were required with the other islands and the mainland, as well as a refuelling point for aircraft. Subsequently an airfield was built at Llanos de Guacimeta. The first aircraft to land at the airport was a Junkers Ju 52 EC-DAM on the 24 July 1941. The Spanish Air Force then saw a need for a permanent aerodrome for defence purposes, and this was constructed in Arrecife. In 1946 the airport provisionally accepted civil traffic. Improvements were carried out to the existing facilities, with a runway extension and additional ramp space provided.

A new passenger terminal was constructed along with a control centre, and on 3 March 1970 international and domestic flights began using the airport. A centrepiece of the Gaucimeta terminal was the mural created by Caesar Manrique entitled Lanzarote.

Development since the 1990s

The growing use of the airport called for the need of improved facilities. DME, ILS and VOR facilities were installed for Runway 03/21 along with additional holding points. New runway lighting and a fire station were also commissioned. In 1999 a new passenger terminal opened (Terminal 1), with a capacity of 6 million passengers per annum. Since then, the original passenger terminal has been revamped and is now used for inter-island flights (Terminal 2).

In 2002, in response to interest from both tourists and local people about the island's aviation heritage, Aena decided to use the Guacimeta passenger terminal as an aviation museum. The museum provides a comprehensive and detailed insight into the history of aviation on the island. There are a number of audio-visual presentations.

Airlines and destinations

Scheduled
Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Cork, Dublin
Seasonal: Shannon
Air Europa Bilbao, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela
Seasonal: Barcelona (begins 4 July 2017)[3]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Binter Canarias
operated by NAYSA
Gran Canaria (PSO)[4], Tenerife-North (PSO)[5]
British Airways London-Gatwick
CanaryFly Gran Canaria (PSO)[6], Tenerife-North (PSO)[7]
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Manchester
easyJet Belfast-International, Bristol, Hamburg, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Milan-Malpensa[8]
Seasonal: Amsterdam, London-Southend
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Finnair Helsinki
Germania Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück
Iberia Express Madrid
Jet2.com Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
Luxair Luxembourg
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Niki Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle London-Gatwick, Oslo-Gardermoen
Primera Air Billund, Copenhagen
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Belfast-International, Bergamo, Berlin-Schönefeld, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Frankfurt (begins 29 October 2017),[9] Glasgow, Hahn, Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Prestwick, Rome-Fiumicino, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon, Weeze
Seasonal: Valladolid, Zaragoza
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service
Prague
Seasonal: Brest
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam
TUIfly Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Eindhoven
Vueling Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga, Paris Orly, Rome, Seville, Zurich
Wizz Air Budapest, Katowice
Charter
Airlines Destinations
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
Enter Air Seasonal charter: WarsawChopin
Germania Seasonal charter: Toulouse
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Billund, Helsinki
Neos Seasonal charter: MilanMalpensa
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: Bergen
Novair Seasonal charter: Gothenburg, OsloGardermoen, StockholmArlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, GlasgowInternational, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal charter: Brussels
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, StockholmArlanda
Thomson Airways Seasonal charter: BelfastInternational, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, GlasgowInternational, London Gatwick, London Luton, LondonStansted, Manchester, Newcastle
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Brest, Deauville, Katowice, WarsawChopin
TUI Airlines Netherlands Seasonal charter: Amsterdam, Eindhoven
TUIfly Belgium Seasonal charter: Brussels, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, ParisCharles de Gaulle
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, GothenburgLandvetter, Helsinki, OsloGardermoen, StockholmArlanda

Statistics

Lanzarote Airport Passenger Totals 2000-2014 (millions)
Updated: 16 January 2015. 2014 data Provisional.[2]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000 5,002,551 44,814 6,403
2001 5,079,790 43,368 7,134
2002 5,123,574 45,050 7,201
2003 5,383,426 47,667 7,492
2004 5,517,136 48,446 7,996
2005 5,467,499 47,158 6,629
2006 5,626,087 50,172 6,113
2007 5,625,580 52,968 5,784
2008 5,438,178 53,375 5,429
2009 4,701,669 42,915 4,146
2010 4,938,632 46,668 3,787
2011 5,543,744 49,675 2,873
2012[10] 5,168,775 44,787 2,108
2013[11] 5,334,599 44,259 2,081
2014[12] 5,883,039 49,575 2,050
Source: Aena Statistics[2]

See also

References

External links

Media related to Lanzarote Airport at Wikimedia Commons


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