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Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Industry Aviation
Founded 1990
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Area served Mainly Spanish territory
Key people Manuel Lema (Chairman)
Services Air Traffic Control, Airport management
Owners Government of Spain
Employees >10.000

Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Aena), literally "Spanish Airports and Air Navigation", is the Spanish public body that owns and operates the majority of airports in Spain, with the exceptions of the privately owned Ciudad Real and Lleida-Alguaire airports. Aena is also responsible for Air Traffic Control throughout Spain. Aena's proprietary ATC system is called SACTA. Its head office is in Madrid.[1]

Currently Aena is undergoing a major airport expansion program. A US$2.2 billion new terminal of Madrid Barajas International Airport was inaugurated in 2006.[2] Barcelona International Airport's new T1 terminal was completed in 2009, for US$1.7 billion.[3] Alicante Airport is due to expand soon with a €570 million terminal expected to open in 2011[4] and Málaga Airport is undergoing an expansion with various investments planned until 2013, with the completion of Terminal 3 in June 2010.[5] Other airports on the network will be expanded to accommodate the increasing air traffic demand.

Aena is the world's largest airport operator,[6] with 47 airports and two heliports in Spain and participation in airports in Mexico, the USA, Cuba, Colombia, Bolivia, Sweden and the UK.[7]

In 2010, 193 million passengers used the AENA airports in Spain.[8] AENA is a full member of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO)

Aena airports feature modern building facades and a standardized set of signs which are used in all of its airports.[citation needed]

Airport list[edit]

The most important Aena airports in Spain, with 2010 traffic figures:[8]

  1. Madrid-Barajas Airport (49,866,113 passengers)
  2. Barcelona-El Prat Airport (29,209,536 passengers)
  3. Palma de Mallorca Airport (21,8117,417 passengers)
  4. Málaga Airport (12,064,521 passengers)
  5. Gran Canaria Airport (9,486,035 passengers)
  6. Alicante Airport (9,382,931 passengers)
  7. Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofía) (7,358,986 passengers)
  8. Ibiza Airport (5,040,800 passengers)
  9. Lanzarote Airport (4,938,343 passengers)
  10. Valencia Airport (4,934,268 passengers)
  11. Girona-Costa Brava Airport (4,224,718 passengers)
  12. Sevilla Airport (Sevilla) (4,224,718 passengers)
  13. Fuerteventura Airport (4,173,590 passengers)
  14. Tenerife North Airport (Los Rodeos)(4,051,356 passengers)
  15. Bilbao Airport (4,171,092 passengers)
  16. Menorca Airport (2,511,629 passengers)
  17. Santiago de Compostela Airport (2,172,869 passengers)
  18. Reus Airport (1,419,851 passengers)
  19. Asturias Airport (1,355,364 passengers)
  20. Murcia-San Javier Airport (1,349,579 passengers)

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