Fuerteventura Airport

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Fuerteventura Airport
Aeropuerto de Fuerteventura


FUE is located in Canary Islands
Location of airport in Canary Islands
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Serves Fuerteventura
Location Puerto del Rosario
Elevation AMSL 26 m / 86 ft
Coordinates 28°27′10″N 013°51′50″W / 28.45278°N 13.86389°W / 28.45278; -13.86389
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01L/19R (closed) 2,140 7,021 Asphalt
01R/19L 3,406 11,175 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 4,259,341
Passenger change 12-13 Decrease-3.2
Aircraft Movements 35,498
Movements change 12-13 Decrease-6.0
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Fuerteventura Airport (IATA: FUEICAO: GCFV), also known as El Matorral Airport, is an airport serving the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. It is situated in El Matorral site, 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest[2] of the capital city Puerto del Rosario.


Early years[edit]

The airport was opened officially on 14 September 1969. The first plane to touch down on the new runway was an Iberia Fokker F27, which flew the route Las Palmas-Fuerteventura-Lanzarote.

In 1973 El Matorral Airport began to operate its first flights to European countries with the airline Condor, which linked the German city of Düsseldorf directly with Puerto del Rosario. In the following years, the airport experienced considerable growth in the number of operations, which resulted in a series of improvements, starting in 1978, to ensure that the working of the aerodrome continued to meet the needs of the passengers.

Development since the 1990s[edit]

In 1992, the airport received more than 1,600,000 passengers, which made it necessary to carry out extensive refurbishment of the terminal and aircraft parking areas.

In 1994, construction started on a new terminal building, an aircraft apron, a taxiway parallel to the runway, a power plant and a new access road. The works were completed with the extension of the car park and a detour on the Puerto de Rosario-Matorral, road adding some two kilometres, of which 1.5 are double lane. With the new facilities it was possible to attend around five million passengers a year and manage around 3,100 passengers per hour during rush-hour periods.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Edelweiss Air Airbus A320 taxiing at Fuerteventura Airport
Iberia Airbus A320 landing at Fuerteventura Airport
Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aigle Azur Paris-Orly
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Zürich
Air Europa Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga, Madrid, Santiago
Air Mediterranee Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
AlbaStar Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Naples
Arkefly Amsterdam
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Air VIA Hamburg, Frankfurt
Binter Canarias & NAYSA Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North
British Airways London-Gatwick
CanaryFly Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
easyJet Bristol, Hamburg , Liverpool, London-Gatwick
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse
Edelweiss Air Zurich
Europe Airpost Brest, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Enter Air Biarritz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Poznan, Toulouse, Warsaw-Chopin, Wrocław, St Etienne
Finnair Helsinki
Germania Bremen
Seasonal: Erfurt-Weimar, Kassel, Münster/Osnabrück (begins 4 May 2015)
Charter: Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn
Helvetic Airways Geneva, Zurich
operated by Air Nostrum
Málaga, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Valencia
Iberia Express Madrid
Jetairfly Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Jet Time Billund, Copenhagen, Helsinki
Jet2.com East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Livingston Rome-Fiumicino, Milan-Malpensa, Verona
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich (begins 25 October 2015)
Luxair Luxembourg
Meridiana Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Rimini, Naples (begins 1 December 2014), Rome-Fiumicino, Verona
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Neos Bologna, Catania, Milan-Malpensa, Pisa, Rimini, Turin, Verona
Niki Salzburg, Vienna
Seasonal: Linz
Norwegian Air Shuttle London-Gatwick, Oslo-Gardermoen
Novair Seasonal: Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Karlstad, Malmö, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Växjö
Primera Air Aarhus, Aalborg, Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Jönköping, Malmö, Norrköping, Örebro, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Växjö
Privilege Style
operated by Swiftair
Lisbon, Porto
Ryanair Barcelona, Bergamo, Birmingham, Bremen (ends 22 March 2015), Charleroi, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Pisa, Prestwick, Shannon, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Summer seasonal: Cork, London-Luton
Scandinavian Airlines Billund, Copenhagen, Luleå, Stockholm-Arlanda
Small Planet Airlines Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
operated by Travel Service Airlines
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Nuremberg, Munich, Stuttgart
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast-International, Cardiff, London-Stansted,[4] Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels, Lille
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Billund, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Stockholm-Arlanda
Thomson Airways Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Bristol, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Transavia.com France Paris-Orly
Travel Service Airlines Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Lille, Lodz, Lublin, Lourdes, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Ostrava, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Poznan, Toulouse, Warsaw, Warsaw-Modlin, Wroclaw
TUIfly Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Nuremberg, Munich, Saarbrücken (begins 1 May 2015), Stuttgart
Volotea Bordeaux, Nantes
Vueling Barcelona, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bilbao, Sevilla
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
White Airways Nantes, Lisbon, Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Porto


Fuerteventura Airport Passenger Totals 2000-2013 (millions)
Updated: 2 March 2014.[1]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000 3,467,614 31,663 4,487
2001 3,577,638 30,471 3,837
2002 3,620,576 32,520 3,712
2003 3,919,224 39,695 3,694
2004 3,917,109 39,865 3,639
2005 4,071,875 40,415 3,178
2006 4,458,711 44,044 3,196
2007 4,629,877 44,870 3,127
2008 4,492,003 44,552 2,722
2009 3,738,492 36,429 1,913
2010 4,173,686 39,437 1,710
2011 4,948,018 44,551 1,557
2012 4,399,023 37,772 1,214
2013 4,259,341 35,498 1,022
Source: Aena Statistics[1]


External links[edit]

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