Ibiza Airport

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Ibiza Airport
Aeroport d'Eivissa / Aeropuerto de Ibiza
Aeroport d'Eivissa 2013-12-01 15-45.jpg
IATA: IBZICAO: LEIB
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ENAIRE
Location Ibiza, Spain
Hub for Vueling
Elevation AMSL 24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 38°52′22″N 01°22′33″E / 38.87278°N 1.37583°E / 38.87278; 1.37583Coordinates: 38°52′22″N 01°22′33″E / 38.87278°N 1.37583°E / 38.87278; 1.37583
Website aena-aeropuertos.es
Map
IBZ is located in Ibiza
IBZ
IBZ
Location within Ibiza
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,186 2,800 Asphalt / Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 6,211,882
Passenger change 13-14 Increase8.5%
Aircraft Movements 60,142
Movements change 13-14 Increase6.8%
Source: AENA[1][2]

Ibiza Airport (IATA: IBZICAO: LEIB) (Catalan: Aeroport d'Eivissa, Spanish: Aeropuerto de Ibiza) is the international airport serving the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera in Spain located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of Ibiza Town.[2] As the island is a major European holiday destination, it features some year-round domestic services as well as several dozen seasonal routes to cities across Europe. It is also used as a seasonal hub by Vueling and is used by 95% of all people who arrive at or depart from these two islands.

History[edit]

1940 - 1989[edit]

The airport was first established as a temporary military airport during the Spanish Civil War, and remained open after the conflict for use as an emergency airport. In 1949 the site was used to operate some domestic and international tourist flights, but was then closed in 1951.

It was not until 1958 that work commenced to re-open the airport in reaction to the rapid development of the tourist market in the Balearic Islands, particularly in neighbouring Majorca. The airport was reopened on 1 April 1958 with the first destinations during that year including Palma, Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid.

1990 to date[edit]

The airport was expanded progressively over the subsequent decades with runway, taxiway, apron and terminal enhancements designed to cope with the growing air tourist market which by the late 1990s was generating over 3.6 million passengers a year at the airport.

In 2011 the airport provisionally handled over 5.6 million passengers and around 61,000 aircraft movements, an increase of 11.9% and 8.4% respectively compared with 2010.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg,[3] Stuttgart, Zürich
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: A Coruña, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Linate, Rome–Fiumicino
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[4]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino
Borajet Seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
British Airways Seasonal: Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
London–City
Seasonal: London-Stansted[5]
Seasonal charter: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam,[6] Belfast–International, Bristol, Hamburg,[7] London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, London–Stansted, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, Venice
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva[8]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Seasonal: Geneva
Eurowings Hamburg[9]
Flybe Seasonal charter: Southampton
Germania[10] Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld,[11] Bremen[12]
Seasonal charter: Norwich
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Alicante, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Seasonal: Asturias, Badajoz, Burgos, León, Lisbon, Lleida, Málaga, Marseille, Menorca, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Orly, Perpignan, Salamanca, Valladolid, Zaragoza
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Jet2.com Birmingham (begins 27 April 2017)[13]
Seasonal: Belfast–International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Antwerp, Ostend
KLM Seasonal: Amsterdam [14]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Meridiana Seasonal: Bergamo,[15] Milan-Linate,[15] Milan–Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino,[16] Venice-Marco Polo[17]
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Naples,[18] Pisa,[18] Venice, Verona
Niki Seasonal: Graz, Linz, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen
Ryanair Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia
Seasonal: Bergamo, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels, Charleroi, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Málaga, Manchester, Marseille, Pisa, Prestwick, Rome–Ciampino, Treviso,[19] Turin,[19] Weeze
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo[20]
SkyWork Airlines Seasonal: Bern
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague
SunExpress Deutschland Frankfurt,[21] Leipzig/Halle[21]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Liège
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia Eindhoven
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Rotterdam/The Hague
TUI Airlines Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUIfly Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich,[22] Stuttgart
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias, Bari, Bordeaux, Nantes, Palermo, Santander, Verona,[23] Vigo, Zaragoza
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Seville
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Bilbao, Brussels, Florence, Lisbon, Madrid, Málaga, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela,[24] Toulouse, Valencia
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest

Statistics[edit]

Ibiza Airport Passenger Totals 1997-2014 (millions)
Updated: 30 November 2015. 2015 data Provisional.[1]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
1997 3,556,828
1998 3,780,181
1999 4,185,633 45,959
2000 4,475,708 52,544 4,985
2001 4,472,279 52,079 4,531
2002 4,094,446 48,344 4,426
2003 4,157,291 47,990 4,232
2004 4,171,580 48,798 4,510
2005 4,164,703 49,603 4,350
2006 4,460,141 54,146 4,427
2007 4,765,625 57,855 4,308
2008 4,647,487 57,235 3,928
2009 4,572,819 53,552 3,143
2010 5,040,800 56,988 3,196
2011 5,643,180 61,768 2,755
2012 5,555,048 57,738 2,316
2013 5,726,581 56,305 2,190
2014 6,211,882 60,142 2,020
2015 6,337,669 62,572 1,906
Source: Aena Statistics[1]

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

  • On 7 January 1972, Iberia Airlines Flight 602 struck a mountain when on approach to Ibiza Airport. All 104 passengers and crew on board were killed.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area - aena-aeropuertos.es". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Spanish AIP (AENA)
  3. ^ airberlin S16 Planned New European Routes | Airline Route
  4. ^ http://www.tnet.org.il/sitefiles/1/2444/90080.asp
  5. ^ British Airways to fly from Stansted for the first time - Telegraph
  6. ^ "easyJet adds 20 new routes for summer 2015". EasyJet. 10 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Easyjet regains growth path in Spain". 02b.com. 17 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ibiza to Geneva - Cheap Flights £14.79 or less". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Eurowings S16 New European Routes as of 12FEB16 | Airline Route
  10. ^ "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania. 
  11. ^ "Germania Planned New S15 Routes as of 19NOV14". Airline Route. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Germania Adds New Muenster Service from May 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jet2.com Adds Birmingham Routes in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  14. ^ KLM Adds Ibiza Seasonal Flights in July/August 2016 | Airline Route
  15. ^ a b "Meridianafly Expands Milan Seasonal Routes in S15". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  16. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/26/ig-s16/
  17. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/26/ig-s16/
  18. ^ a b http://neosair.it/Default.aspx?lang=en
  19. ^ a b Ryanair to Launch 76th Base in Ibiza from May 2016 | Airline Route
  20. ^ L, J (29 September 2015). "S7 Airlines Adds New Spanish Routes in S16". Airline Route. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  21. ^ a b Update as of 18MAR16: SunExpress Germany Planned New Routes in S16 | Airline Route
  22. ^ Aktuelle Routennews - Seite 228 - Aktuelles aus der Luftverkehrsbranche - airliners.de - Forum
  23. ^ Volotea Continues to Roll Out New Routes in S16 | Airline Route
  24. ^ UBM Information Ltd. 2015 (10 February 2015). "Vueling Expands Santiago de Compostela Service from late-June 2015". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  25. ^ Harro Ranter (7 January 1972). "ASN Aircraft accident Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR EC-ATV Ibiza Airport (IBZ)". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ibiza Airport at Wikimedia Commons