Lanzarote Airport

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Lanzarote Airport
Aeropuerto de Lanzarote
Arrecife-Airport.jpg
IATA: ACEICAO: GCRR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Location San Bartolomé, Las Palmas
Elevation AMSL 14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates 28°56′44″N 013°36′19″W / 28.94556°N 13.60528°W / 28.94556; -13.60528Coordinates: 28°56′44″N 013°36′19″W / 28.94556°N 13.60528°W / 28.94556; -13.60528
Website aena-aeropuertos.es
Map
ACE is located in Canary Islands
ACE
ACE
Location in the Canary Islands
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 5,334,598
Passenger change 12-13 Increase3.2%
Aircraft Movements 44,259
Movements change 12-13 Decrease-1.2%
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 5,334,598 passengers in 2013.[2]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

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 Gaucimeta. 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[edit]

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 national and 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[edit]

An Air Europa Boeing 737-800 on a taxiway
An EasyJet Airbus A319-100 on a taxiway
A Jet2.com Boeing 757-200 on a taxiway
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 on a taxiway
Air Berlin Airbus A319 taxiing at Lanzarote Airport

Destinations from Lanzarote Airport:[3]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aer Lingus Cork, Dublin
Winter Seasonal: Shannon
1
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Zurich
Seasonal: Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt
1
Air Europa Bilbao, Madrid, Seville 1
Binter Canarias & NAYSA Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North 2
British Airways London-Gatwick 1
CanaryFly Gran Canaria 2
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hannover
1
easyJet Hamburg, Liverpool, London-Gatwick 1
Edelweiss Air Zürich[4] 1
Europe Airpost Dublin 1
Germania Bremen
Seasonal: Berlin-Schonefeld, Erfurt
1
Iberia Madrid 1
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Seville, Valencia 1
Iberia Express Madrid 1
Jetairfly Brussels 1
Jet Time Billund 1
Jet2.com Belfast-International, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle 1
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg 1
Niki Vienna 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle London-Gatwick
Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda[5]
1
Primera Air Seasonal: Billund, Copenhagen, Malmö[6] 1
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Birmingham, Bologna, Bournemouth, Bristol, Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow-Prestwick, Hahn, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden,[7] Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon, Weeze
Seasonal: Valladolid, Zaragoza
1
Transavia.com Amsterdam, Groningen [8] 1
Travel Service Airlines Dublin, Prague
Seasonal: Knock, Cork
1
TUIfly Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hamburg
1
Vueling Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville 1

Charters[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Europa Seasonal Charter: Cork, Shannon[9] 1
Arkefly Charter: Amsterdam 1
Enter Air Charter: Bydgoszcz, Warsaw-Chopin[citation needed] 1
Monarch Airlines Charter: Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Seasonal: East Midlands (ends 30 April 2015)[10]
1
Privilege Style
operated by Swiftair
Seasonal charter: Lisbon, Porto[citation needed] 1
Thomas Cook Airlines Charter: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne[citation needed] 1
Thomson Airways Charter: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Seasonal: Belfast-International, Bournemouth[citation needed]
1
TUIfly Nordic Charter: Bergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Malmö, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda[citation needed] 1

Statistics[edit]

Lanzarote Airport Passenger Totals 2000-2013 (millions)
Updated: 2 March 2014.[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 5,168,775 44,787 2,108
2013 5,334,598 44,259 2,081
Source: Aena Statistics[2]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Lanzarote Airport at Wikimedia Commons