Aeropuerto de Asturias
|Opened||June 11, 1968|
|Focus city for||Vueling|
|Elevation AMSL||127 m / 226 ft|
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. The airport is located in Anzu, parish of Santiago del Monte, municipality of Castrillón, 15 km from Avilés, 40 km from Gijón and 47 km from the regional capital, Oviedo.
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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
|Iberia Express||London-Heathrow, Madrid
Seasonal: Gran Canaria,  Tenerife-North
operated by TAP Express
|Volotea||Alicante, Ibiza, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Seasonal: Málaga, Munich, Tenerife-South, Venice
|Vueling||Barcelona, Lanzarote, London-Gatwick, Málaga, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Sevilla
Seasonal: 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.
- Car Rental Services - Avis and Hello! Rentacar.
- "Anecdotario de la visita del Jefe del Estado" (in Spanish). El Comercio hemerotec. 19 June 1968. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- Airlines and destinations
- Vueling's website Archived 2015-10-07 at the Wayback Machine.
- La Nueva España, ed. (14 January 2011). "El aeropuerto asturiano gana viajeros en 2010 tras dos años de pérdidas" (in Spanish).
- Official website (in English) (in Spanish)