Fuerteventura Airport

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Fuerteventura Airport
Aeropuerto de Fuerteventura
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Serves Fuerteventura
Location Puerto del Rosario
Elevation AMSL 26 m / 86 ft
Coordinates 28°27′10″N 013°51′50″W / 28.45278°N 13.86389°W / 28.45278; -13.86389
Map
FUE is located in Canary Islands
FUE
FUE
Location of airport in Canary Islands
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01L/19R (closed) 2,140 7,021 Asphalt
01R/19L 3,406 11,175 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 6,676,817
Passenger change 15-16 Increase12.9%
Aircraft Movements 45,456
Movements change 15-16 Increase15.7%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Fuerteventura Airport (IATA: FUEICAO: GCFV), also known as El Matorral Airport, is an airport serving the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. It is situated in El Matorral site, 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest[3] of the capital city Puerto del Rosario.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The airport was opened officially on 14 September 1969. The first plane to touch down on the new runway was an Iberia Fokker F27, which flew the route Las Palmas-Fuerteventura-Lanzarote.[citation needed]

In 1973, El Matorral Airport began to operate its first flights to European countries with the airline Condor, which linked the German city of Düsseldorf directly with Puerto del Rosario. In the following years, the airport experienced considerable growth in the number of operations, which resulted in a series of improvements, starting in 1978, to ensure that the working of the aerodrome continued to meet the needs of the passengers.[citation needed]

Development since the 1990s[edit]

In 1992, the airport received more than 1,600,000 passengers, which made it necessary to carry out extensive refurbishment of the terminal and aircraft parking areas.[citation needed]

In 1994, construction started on a new terminal building, an aircraft apron, a taxiway parallel to the runway, a power plant and a new access road. The works were completed with the extension of the car park and a detour on the Puerto de Rosario-Matorral, road adding some two kilometres, of which 1.5 are double lane. With the new facilities it was possible to attend around five million passengers a year and manage around 3,100 passengers per hour during rush-hour periods.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerial view
Terminal exterior
Terminal interior
Puerto del Rosario Airport
view form the exterior
Control tower
Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aigle Azur Paris–Orly
Air Europa Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela
ASL Airlines Ireland Seasonal charter: Dublin[5]
Atlantic Airways Billund
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Air VIA Frankfurt, Hamburg
Azur Air (Germany) Charter: Düsseldorf (begins 6 May 2017), Munich (begins 6 May 2017)[6]
Binter Canarias
operated by NAYSA
Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
British Airways London–Gatwick
CanaryFly Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
easyJet Bristol, Hamburg, Liverpool, London–Gatwick
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse
Seasonal: Geneva
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Europe Airpost Brest, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Vienna[7]
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Cologne/Bonn
Enter Air Biarritz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Poznań, Saint-Étienne, Toulouse, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
Finnair Helsinki
Germania Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 21 October 2017),[8] Bremen, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Münster/Osnabrück, Rostock
Seasonal: Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Nuremberg
Germania Flug Zürich
Helvetic Airways Geneva, Zürich
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Málaga, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Valencia
Iberia Express Madrid
Jet Time Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Örebro
Jet2.com Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh,[9] Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Meridiana Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona
Seasonal: Bergamo
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Neos Bologna, Milan–Malpensa Rome-Fiumicino, Verona
Niki Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Barcelona, London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen
Novair Seasonal: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Karlstad, Malmö, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Växjö
Primera Air Aalborg, Aarhus, Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Joensuu, Jönköping, Jyväskylä, Kokkola, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, Pori, Malmö, Norrköping, Oulu, Örebro, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda, Växjö
Privilege Style
operated by Swiftair
Lisbon, Porto
Ryanair Barcelona, Bergamo, Berlin-Schönefeld,[10] Birmingham, Bremen, Charleroi, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Pisa, Prestwick, Shannon, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Seasonal: London–Luton
Scandinavian Airlines Billund, Copenhagen, Luleå, Stockholm–Arlanda
Small Planet Airlines Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Katowice, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Warsaw–Chopin, Zielona Góra, Kraków, Vilnius
Small Planet Airlines (Poland) Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Warsaw-Chopin, Wrocław
SmartLynx Airlines Tallinn
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service
Prague
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Polska
Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Nuremberg, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast–International, Cardiff, London–Stansted, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels, Lille
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm–Arlanda
Thomson Airways Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Bristol, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia Amsterdam, Munich
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Travel Service Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Lille, Łódź, Lourdes, Lublin, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Ostrava, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Poznań, Prague, Toulouse, Warsaw–Chopin, Warsaw-Modlin, Wrocław
TUI fly Belgium Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Strasbourg, Toulouse
TUI fly Deutschland Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Nuremberg, Munich, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Amsterdam, Eindhoven
TUI fly Nordic Stockholm–Arlanda
Volotea Bordeaux, Nantes
Vueling Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Santiago de Compostela, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Sevilla
XL Airways France Lille, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
White Airways Lisbon, Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto
Wizz Air Budapest[11]

Statistics[edit]

Fuerteventura Airport Passenger Totals 2000-2016 (millions)
Updated: 16 January 2015. 2016 data Provisional.[1]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000 3,467,614 31,663 4,487
2001 3,577,638 30,471 3,837
2002 3,620,576 32,520 3,712
2003 3,919,224 39,695 3,694
2004 3,917,109 39,865 3,639
2005 4,071,875 40,415 3,178
2006 4,458,711 44,044 3,196
2007 4,629,877 44,870 3,127
2008 4,492,003 44,552 2,722
2009 3,738,492 36,429 1,913
2010 4,173,686 39,437 1,710
2011 4,948,018 44,551 1,557
2012 4,399,023 37,772 1,214
2013 4,259,341 35,498 1,022
2014 4,764,632 40,066 978
Source: Aena Statistics[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Fuerteventura Airport at Wikimedia Commons