Ibiza Airport

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Ibiza Airport
Aeroport d'Eivissa / Aeropuerto de Ibiza
Aeroport d'Eivissa 2013-12-01 15-45.jpg
IATA: IBZICAO: LEIB
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Location Ibiza, Spain
Hub for Vueling
Elevation AMSL 24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 38°52′22″N 01°22′33″E / 38.87278°N 1.37583°E / 38.87278; 1.37583Coordinates: 38°52′22″N 01°22′33″E / 38.87278°N 1.37583°E / 38.87278; 1.37583
Website aena-aeropuertos.es
Map
IBZ is located in Ibiza
IBZ
IBZ
Location within Ibiza
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,186 2,800 Asphalt / Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 5,726,581
Passenger change 12-13 Increase3.1%
Aircraft Movements 56,305
Movements change 12-13 Decrease2.5%
Source: AENA[1][2]

Ibiza Airport (IATA: IBZICAO: LEIB) (Catalan: Aeroport d'Eivissa, Spanish: Aeropuerto de Ibiza) is the airport serving the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera in Spain, used by 95% of all people who arrive at or depart from these two islands.

The airport is located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of Ibiza Town.[2] As the island is a major European holiday destination, it features some year-round domestic services as well as several dozen summer seasonal routes to cities across Europe. It is also used as a summer seasonal hub by Vueling.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The airport was first established as a temporary military airport during the Spanish Civil War, and remained open after the conflict for use as an emergency airport.

In 1949 the site was used to operate some domestic and international tourist flights, but was then closed in 1951.

It was not until 1958 that work commenced to re-open the airport in reaction to the rapid development of the tourist market in the Balearic Islands, particularly in neighbouring Majorca. The airport was reopened on 1 April 1958 with the first destinations during that year including Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid.

Later development[edit]

The airport was expanded progressively over the subsequent decades with runway, taxiway, apron and terminal enhancements designed to cope with the growing air tourist market which by the late 1990s was generating over 3.6 million passengers a year at the airport.

In 2011 the airport provisionally handled over 5.6 million passengers and around 61,000 aircraft movements, an increase of 11.9% and 8.4% respectively compared with 2010.[1]

The airport traffic is characterised by the seasonal nature of the tourist industry, and as such it handles over 85% of the total volume of passengers during the six months of the peak season (May–September). The airport also offers year-round scheduled inter-island and mainland traffic, with flights operating to primary business hubs, such as Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca.

Facilities[edit]

Ibiza Airport has just one terminal. Shops, restaurants, rental car companies and a pharmacy all of them landside and airside located. Disabled passengers can travel through all areas. There are facilities for baby changing-feeding, and play areas for children.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Berlin Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hanover, Münster/Osnabrück, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart, Zürich
Air Europa Madrid
Seasonal: Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela
Air Méditerranée Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air One Seasonal: Venice-Marco Polo
AlbaStar Seasonal Charter: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Verona
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam
blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino
British Airways London-Heathrow
Seasonal: Edinburgh, London-Gatwick
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
London-City
Seasonal Charter: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester
Condor Manchester
Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Darwin Airline Seasonal: Geneva, Lugano
easyJet Seasonal: Belfast-International, Bristol, Geneva, Glasgow, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Southend, London-Stansted, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice-Marco Polo
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zurich
Flybe Seasonal Charter: Southampton
Germania Seasonal: Bremen, Erfurt-Weimar
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Menorca, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Alicante, Asturias, Badajoz, Burgos, Leon, Lisbon, Lleida, Málaga, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Orly, Salamanca, Valencia, Valladolid, Zaragoza
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, Blackpool, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels, Liège
Livingston Seasonal: Bergamo, Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal Charter: Milan-Malpensa, Venice-Marco Polo
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Meridiana Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands (ends 30 April 2015),[3] London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Verona, Venice
Niki Seasonal: Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Oslo-Gardermoen
Ryanair Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia
Seasonal: Bergamo, Birmingham, Bologna, Bournemouth, Bremen, Bristol, Charleroi, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Genoa, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Málaga, Manchester, Marseille, Moss/Rygge, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Trapani, Treviso, Turin, Weeze
Sky Work Airlines Seasonal: Bern
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Liège
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
Transaero Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo[4]
Transavia.com Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague
TUIfly Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias, Bari, Bordeaux, Nantes, Palermo, Vigo, Zaragoza
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Alicante, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, Madrid, Málaga, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Seville, Toulouse, Valencia

Statistics[edit]

Ibiza Airport Passenger Totals 1997-2011 (millions)
Updated: 9 June 2012.[1]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
1997 3,556,828
1998 3,780,181
1999 4,185,633 45,959
2000 4,475,708 52,544 4,985
2001 4,472,279 52,079 4,531
2002 4,094,446 48,344 4,426
2003 4,157,291 47,990 4,232
2004 4,171,580 48,798 4,510
2005 4,164,703 49,603 4,350
2006 4,460,141 54,146 4,427
2007 4,765,625 57,855 4,308
2008 4,647,487 57,235 3,928
2009 4,572,819 53,552 3,143
2010 5,040,800 56,988 3,196
2011 5,643,180 61,768 2,755
2012 5,555,048 57,738 2,316
2013 5,726,581 56,305 2,190
Source: Aena Statistics[1]

Incidents[edit]

  • On 7 January 1972, Iberia Airlines Flight 602 struck a mountain when on approach to Ibiza Airport. All 104 passengers and crew on board were killed.[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ibiza Airport at Wikimedia Commons