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Airport La Palma (Spain)

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La Palma Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves La Palma
Location Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo
Elevation AMSL 33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates 28°3735N 017°4520W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556Coordinates: 28°3735N 017°4520W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556
Location of airport in Canary Islands
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 1,302,485 16.7%
Operations 17,757 2.7%
Cargo (t) 617 5.7%
Source: Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] Aena[2][3]

La Palma Airport (IATA: SPC, ICAO: GCLA) is an airport located in Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma on La Palma in the Canary Islands.[1] It is operated by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), who operate the majority of civil airports in Spain.

The airport is served mainly by Binter Canarias and CanaryFly with island-hopping flights from Tenerife and Gran Canaria, but there are flights to the main Europe cities and charter flights from mainland Europe such as Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. In 2017, the airport had 1,302,485 passengers in the 17,757 operations handled. Cargo traffic totalled 617 tonnes.[4]

New terminal

A new terminal building opened in July 2011, giving the airport an ultimate capacity of 3 million passengers per year. The new terminal has 25 check-in desks, 4 baggage carousels, and 9 boarding gates. The new terminal is farther back than the old terminal, meaning that apron space is maximised. There are still no plans to build a taxiway parallel to the runway, so aircraft still have to backtaxi on the runway, limiting capacity to 10 operations per hour. The airport also has a new control tower.[5]

Airlines and destinations

Air Europa Express Tenerife-North[6]
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria, TenerifeNorth
Condor Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Düsseldorf
CanaryFly TenerifeNorth
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld,[7] London-Gatwick[7]
Enter Air Charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Eurowings Düsseldorf,[8] Hamburg,[8] Stuttgart[8]
Germania Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel (begins 6 November 2018),[9] Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Germania Flug Seasonal: Zürich[10]
Iberia Express Madrid
Primera Air Seasonal: Billund,[11] Copenhagen,[11] Gothenburg, Helsinki,[12]Joensuu, Kokkola-Pietarsaari, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, Malmö, Oslo-Gardermoen,[13] Oulu, Pori, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Stockholm-Arlanda
Small Planet Airlines (Poland) Seasonal charter: Katowice[14]
Travel Service Charter: Lyon, Nantes
Transavia Amsterdam
TUI Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
TUI fly Netherlands Amsterdam
Vueling Barcelona


  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". www.ead.eurocontrol.int. 
  2. ^ "Estadísticas - Aeropuertos Españoles - aena.es". www.aena.es. 
  3. ^ "Presentación - Aeropuerto de La Palma - Aena.es". www.aena.es. 
  4. ^ "La Palma Airport: Introduction". AENA. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Some infrastructural data are from an old AENA website page that is no longer available. General airport information from AENA as of 2015 is here: La Palma Airport SPC 2015
  6. ^ "Iniciamos los vuelos interislas Canarias". 
  7. ^ a b 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "easyJet Plans New Routes in 16Q4". 
  8. ^ a b c "eurowings new w17 routes as of 04may17". routesonline.com. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  9. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Germania expands Berlin network in W18". 
  10. ^ "Germania - Book cheap flights - flygermania.com". www.flygermania.com. 
  11. ^ a b 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Widerøe Adds New Oslo Nonstop Domestic Routes from June 2016". 
  12. ^ "Kaikki lomakohteet - varaa unelmiesi loma nyt! - Matkavekka". Matkavekka. 
  13. ^ "Oslo lufthavn - Avinor". avinor.no. 
  14. ^ "Small Planet Airlines". www.smallplanet.aero. 

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