Lleida–Alguaire Airport

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Lleida–Alguaire Airport
Aeroport Lleida-Alguaire
Logo Aeroport de Lleida-Alguaire.svg
Aeroport de Lleida-Alguaire.jpg
IATA: ILDICAO: LEDALID: ILD[1]
ILD is located in Catalonia
ILD
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Location of the airport within Catalonia
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Generalitat of Catalonia
Operator Aeroports de Catalunya
Serves Lleida
Location Alguaire, Catalonia, Spain
Opened 17 January 2010 (2010-01-17)
Elevation AMSL 1,148 ft / 350 m
Coordinates 41°43′40″N 000°32′09″E / 41.72778°N 0.53583°E / 41.72778; 0.53583Coordinates: 41°43′40″N 000°32′09″E / 41.72778°N 0.53583°E / 41.72778; 0.53583
Website www.aeroportlleida.cat
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt

Lleida–Alguaire Airport (IATA: ILDICAO: LEDA) (Catalan: Aeroport Lleida-Alguaire) is an airport located in Alguaire, Catalonia, Spain; about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the centre of Lleida and about 150 km (93 mi) from the centre of Barcelona.

History[edit]

Lleida–Alguaire has been designed as a regional airport to provide both passenger and cargo transport to Western Catalonia (the Ponent region and Catalan Pyrenees), Andorra and some counties (comarques) of La Franja.[2] The airport construction project had a budget of 130 million euro and it was the first airport built and owned by the Generalitat of Catalonia, via its public-capital company Aeroports de Catalunya. It is also one of the only Spanish Airports that is not owned by Aena.

The opening took place on January 17, 2010. Ryanair offered flights from Lleida to destinations such as Hahn and Bergamo from April 2010 until March 2011 when it left the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Arkia Israel Airlines Tel Aviv[3]
Flybe Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Bristol,[4] Southampton
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Ibiza, Minorca
Thomas Cook Airlines London–Gatwick, Manchester[5]
Winter seasonal charter: Belfast-International

Statistics[edit]

In 2010, The airport handled 61,679 passengers.[6]

Ground transportation[edit]

Two new highways, the Autovías A-14 and A-22, provide road access to the airport.

References[edit]

External links[edit]