Asturias Airport

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Asturias Airport
Aeropuerto de Asturias
Aeropuerto de Asturias.jpg
IATA: OVDICAO: LEAS
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Asturias, Spain
Opened June 11, 1968 (1968-06-11)
Elevation AMSL 226 ft / 127 m
Coordinates 43°33′49″N 06°02′05″W / 43.56361°N 6.03472°W / 43.56361; -6.03472Coordinates: 43°33′49″N 06°02′05″W / 43.56361°N 6.03472°W / 43.56361; -6.03472
Website aena-aeropuertos.es
Map
OVD is located in Asturias
OVD
OVD
Location within Asturias
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,218 2,200 Asphalt
Check-in hall

Asturias Airport, (IATA: OVDICAO: LEAS) is the only international airport of Asturias, Spain, in Castrillón. Traffic consists primarily of scheduled domestic flights and some seasonal scheduled international flights. In 2012, the airport handled 1,309,640 passengers and managed 13,252 operations.

Asturias airport is located in the parish of Santiago del Monte, municipality of Castrillón, 15 km from Avilés, 40 km from Gijón and 47 km from the regional capital, Oviedo.

History[edit]

The airport first opened on 11 June 1968. The first commercial route was established with Madrid and soon after another route came into operation, which linked Santiago de Compostela with Barcelona via Asturias and Bilbao.

In 1980, the airport underwent its first major expansion in preparation for the 1982 football World Cup in Spain. In 1982, the aircraft parking platform doubled in size. An additional 5 check-in desks were added to the existing ones. 2 boarding gates and 2 arrival gates, a new cafeteria-restaurant and several shops were also new additions.

In 2003, a series of improvements were made to the airport, that would enable it to handle a higher volume of passengers and aircraft traffic. Construction work on adding a second floor to the airport, that was accessible to passengers, was completed, and 3 gangways were also installed, allowing passengers to embark directly from the terminal building onto the aircraft.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

[1]

Airlines Destinations
Air Europa Alicante,[2] Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Menorca
easyJet London-Stansted
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Geneva
Iberia Madrid
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Palma de Mallorca
Iberia Express Tenerife (begins 31 March 2015)
Orbest Valencia
TAP Portugal
operated by PGA Express
Lisbon
Volotea Seasonal: Alicante (begins 19 May 2015), Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Vueling Barcelona, Málaga, Paris-Orly, Sevilla
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-North

Statistics[edit]

Year Passenger numbers Air cargo (kg.) Flight operations
2001 816,087 (19th) 641,241 (22nd) 12,526 (27th)
2002 774,317 (20th) 577,235 (22nd) 12,036 (27th)
2003 839,814 (24th) 484,441 (23rd) 12,867 (27th)
2004 943,992 (22nd) 420,256 (24th) 14,198 (26th)
2005 1,251,495 (21st) 230,201 (28th) 17,535 (21st)
2006 1,353,030 (21st) 199,437 (25th) 17,987 (26th)
2007 1,560,830 (20th) 196,741 (26th) 19,148 (28th)
2008 1,530,248 (19th) 139,455 (25th) 18,371 (26th)
2009 1,316,088 (20th) 113,149 (24th) 16,033 (27th)
2010[3] 1,355,364 (19th) 110,645 (25th) 16,538 (25th)
2011 1,339,010 (19th) 136,772 (23rd) 15,349 (25th)
2012 1,309,640 (18th) 101,782 (25th) 13,252 (25th)
2013 1,039,409 (19th) 94,361 (29th) 10,407 (23rd)

Ground transport[edit]

  • Road - The airport may be reached by both the A-8 motorway and the N-632 national road.
  • Bus - Alsa coach company offers a service between the airport and the cities of Avilés, Gijón and Oviedo. Some routes also stop in Piedras Blancas and Salinas.
  • Taxis - These are available at the airport.

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