Aeropuerto de Asturias
|IATA: OVD – ICAO: LEAS|
|Opened||June 11, 1968|
|Elevation AMSL||226 ft / 127 m|
Asturias Airport, (IATA: OVD, ICAO: 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.
|This section does not cite any sources. (July 2015)|
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
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Asturias:
|Air Europa||Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Menorca, Tenerife-North
|easyJet Switzerland||Seasonal: Geneva|
operated by Air Nostrum
|Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Gran Canaria (begins 21 June 2016)
operated by Portugália
Seasonal: Alicante, Ibiza, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Venice-Marco Polo (begins 27 May 2016)
|Vueling||Alicante, Barcelona, Lanzarote, Málaga, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Sevilla
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca
|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||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)|
|2014||1,065,570 (19th)||71,202 (24th)||11,715 (24th)|
|2015||1,119,273 (18th)||64,237 (26th)||10,758 (27th)|
- 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.
- Airlines and destinations
- La Nueva España, ed. (14 January 2011). "El aeropuerto asturiano gana viajeros en 2010 tras dos años de pérdidas" (in Spanish).
- Official website (English) (Spanish)