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Seville Airport
Aeropuerto de Sevilla
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Airport type Public
Operator Aena Aeropuertos
Serves Seville, Spain
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 34 m / 112 ft
Coordinates 37°25′05″N 005°53′56″W / 37.41806°N 5.89889°W / 37.41806; -5.89889Coordinates: 37°25′05″N 005°53′56″W / 37.41806°N 5.89889°W / 37.41806; -5.89889
Seville Airport is located in Andalusia
Seville Airport
Seville Airport
Location within Andalusia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,360 11,024 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 3,687,727 Decrease
Passenger change 12–13 Decrease-14.1%
Aircraft movements 41.587
Movements change 12–13 Decrease-14.3%
Source: Aena

Seville Airport[1] (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Sevilla)[2] (IATA: SVQICAO: LEZL) is the international airport serving Seville in southern Spain, and other neighbouring provinces. It is the twelfth largest airport in Spain, handling 3.7 million passengers in 2013.[3] The airport serves as base for the low cost carriers Vueling and Ryanair.[4]

The airport was formerly the Tablada Aerodrome, a military airfield. It is located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of downtown Seville, and some 110 kilometres (68 mi) north-east of Costa de la Luz.


In 1914, the first plane flying between the peninsula and Morocco landed at the improvised aerodrome of Tablada, which had been fitted out the previous year for an air festival. Following this, the municipal government of Seville handed over a plot of land measuring 240,000 m2 (2,600,000 sq ft) to the Military Aeronautical Society for the construction of an aerodrome. Work on the aerodrome began in 1915 and that same year it began to be used for training pilots and observers.

In 1919 the first commercial flights were operated between Seville and Madrid. The following year, an air postal service was established between Seville and Larache and in 1921, the first Spanish commercial service between Seville and Larache was set up. In 1923, various facilities such as hangars, workshops and premises were opened and approval was given for the construction of a municipal airport in Tablada at one end of the military aerodrome airfield, measuring 750 by 500 m (2,460 by 1,640 ft).

In April 1927, Unión Aérea Española established the air service Madrid-Seville-Lisbon. In February 1929, the Seville airport project was approved and in March, the Tablada aerodrome was opened to flights and air traffic. It was decided that this service would cease once the planned airport was constructed.

In 1929 the first flight was operated between Madrid and Seville and in 1930, this was extended to the Canary Islands. In February 1931, the service between Berlin and Barcelona was extended to Seville. In December 1933, the LAPE airline began a service between Seville and the Canary Islands.

During the Spanish civil war, Seville became the arrival point for African troops, whilst Iberia served air transport with flights between Tetuán-Seville-Vitoria, Seville-Salamanca and Seville-Larache-Las Palmas.

In September 1945, works began on the Seville transoceanic airport, with the construction of runways 05/23, 02/20 and 09/27. One year later, it was classified as a customs point and runways 05/23 and 02/20 were asphalted. In 1948, a goniometer was installed, the runway lighting was completed, and the runways became known as 04/22, 18/36 and 09/27. In 1956, runway 09/27 was extended and runway 18/36 became a taxiway.

In 1957, works were carried out on the terminal building and the control tower. Seville Airport was then included in the Hispanic American Agreement for the installation of a supplies base. The facilities were developed near the threshold of 04, rendering the runway out of service.

In 1965 an Instrument Landing System was installed. Between 1971 and 1975, the terminal area was renovated, the apron was extended, a new terminal building was constructed and new access roads were developed.

In 1989, with a focus on the Seville Expo '92, the apron was extended, and a new access from the national motorway N-IV was opened; a new terminal building and a new control tower to the south of the runway were also built. On 31 July, the new installations were inaugurated.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Palma de Mallorca
Air Europa Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca, Lanzarote
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[5]
easyJet London–Gatwick, Toulouse (begins 29 March 2015)[6]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
operated by Air Nostrum
Almeria, Toulouse, Valencia
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Melilla, Vigo (begins 6 July 2015)[7]
Iberia Express Madrid
Lufthansa[8] Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich (begins 29 March 2015)
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Eindhoven, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, London–Stansted, Marrakesh, Marseille, Palma, Pisa, Rome–Ciampino (ends 28 March 2015), Rome–Fiumicino (begins 29 March 2015), Santiago de Compostela
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Dublin, London–Gatwick, Palermo, Santander, Tenerife–South
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague[9]
SunExpress Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 29 April 2015)
TAP Portugal
operated by White Airways
Lisbon France Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Nantes Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias (begins 21 May 2015)
Vueling A Coruña, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Paris–Orly, Tenerife–North, Rome–Fiumicino,[10] Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Asturias, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Lanzarote (begins 28 March 2015), Lyon, Menorca, Nantes


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Vitoria
TNT Airways Liège


Airlines Market Share Year 2013
Passenger Traffic Evolution (1998-2012)
Departure Gates
Cargo Terminal
Top 10 international routes (2012)
Ranking Airport Passengers IncreaseDecrease Airline(s)
1 Paris–Orly 285.814 Increase Vueling, Transavia France
2 Bergamo-Orio al Serio 112.579 Decrease Ryanair
3 London–Gatwick 103.781 Increase easyJet, Ryanair
4 Rome–Ciampino 103.198 Increase Ryanair
5 London–Stansted 101.183 Decrease Ryanair
6 Brussels South-Charleroi 92.732 Increase Ryanair
7 Beauvais-Tillé 73.835 Increase Ryanair
8 Bologna 60.547 Increase Ryanair
9 Amsterdam 45.995 Increase Transavia Holland, Vueling
10 Pisa 41.183 Decrease Ryanair
Source: AENA
Top 10 domestic routes (2012)
Ranking Airport Passengers IncreaseDecrease Airline(s)
1 Barcelona–El Prat 979.472 Decrease Vueling, Ryanair, Spanair
2 Madrid–Barajas 351.147 Decrease Iberia Express, Air Nostrum, Iberia
3 Palma de Mallorca 274.550 Decrease Air Berlim, Air Europa, Ryanair
4 Bilbao 227.119 Increase Vueling, Ryanair, Air Nostrum
5 Valencia 201.705 Decrease Air Nostrum, Ryanair
6 Gran Canaria 184.798 Decrease Vueling, Air Europa, Ryanair
7 Tenerife–North 180.251 Decrease Vueling, Air Europa
8 Santander 89.011 Increase Ryanair
9 Zaragoza 57.162 Decrease Ryanair
10 Lanzarote 52.000 Decrease Ryanair, Air Europa
Source: AENA
Passenger traffic evolution (2005-2012)
Year Passengers (total) Annual change (%) Domestic passengers Annual change (%) International passengers Annual change (%)
2005 3.521.112 +31,5% Increase 2.723.093 +26,0% Increase 798.019 +54,3% Increase
2006 3.871.785 +10,0% Increase 2.906.952 +6,3% Increase 964.833 +20,9% Increase
2007 4.507.264 +16,4% Increase 3.222.175 +10,8% Increase 1.285.089 +33,2% Increase
2008 4.392.148 −2,6% Decrease 3.121.038 −3,1% Decrease 1.271.110 +1,1% Increase
2009 4.051.268 −7,8% Decrease 2.921.833 −6,4% Decrease 1.129.435 −11,1% Decrease
2010 4.224.718 +4,3% Increase 2.900.484 −0,7% Decrease 1.324.234 +17,2% Increase
2011 4.959.365 +17,4% Increase 3.302.126 +13,8% Increase 1.657.239 +25,1% Increase
2012 4.287.488 −13,5% Decrease 2.829.364 −14,3% Decrease 1.458.124 −12,0% Decrease
Source: AENA
Cargo and flight movements evolution (2005-2012)
Year Flight movements Annual change (%) Cargo (kg) Annual change (%)
2005 55.423 +25,3% Increase 6.352.705 +25,7% Increase
2006 58.576 +5,7% Increase 11.582.808 +82,3% Increase
2007 65.092 +11,1% Increase 7.395.854 −36,1% Decrease
2008 65.067 0,0% 6.102.264 −17,5% Decrease
2009 55.593 −14,5% Decrease 4.981.058 −18,3% Decrease
2010 54.492 −2,0% Decrease 5.468.086 +9,7% Increase
2011 56.021 +2,8% Increase 5.126.653 −6,2% Decrease
2012 48.501 −13,4% Decrease 4.773.533 −6,9% Decrease
Source: AENA

Ground transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Urban Transport Line of Seville Airport Airport Express connects the bus station Aiga bus on green circle.svg Plaza de Armas, in the center of the city with the airport. It has intermediate stops at strategic points of the city, including the AVE train station of BER-Train.svg Santa Justa. The whole trip takes approximately 50 minutes. The service operates every day of the year. Tickets can be purchased on the bus (single way → €4,00). The average frequency step is 25–30 minutes. The first bus leaves from Plaza de Armas at 04:30, and the last out of the terminal at 1:20.


Travelling by Taxi is a low cost and convenient way to get from the airport to the city centre, especially if you have a family or a lot of luggage.

Urban taxis of Seville applies a single rate for services that arrive or depart from the airport to the city. In these passages, supplements per bag, leaving the station of Santa Justa, nighttime or weekends do not apply. For other destinations outside Sevilla different rates apply. We recommend you to order the receipt for any claim.

If you have special needs (i.e. wheelchair, special luggage, bike transportation, pets, golf equipment) is better to book in advance your taxi from Sevilla Airport to your destination. There are a lot of local companies that provide pre-booking services. You can see the list at Sevilla Tourism Bureau or Book Taxi Sevilla website.


External links[edit]

Media related to San Pablo Airport at Wikimedia Commons