Ibiza Airport

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Ibiza Airport

Aeroport d'Eivissa
Aeropuerto de Ibiza
Aena Ibiza.svg
Aeroport d'Eivissa 2013-12-01 15-45.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerENAIRE
OperatorAena
ServesIbiza and Formentera
LocationIbiza, Spain
Focus city forVueling
Elevation AMSL24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates38°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
Websiteaena.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
Statistics (2020)
Passengers2,110,348
Passenger change 19-20Decrease 74.1%
Aircraft Movements33,185
Movements change 19-20Decrease 56%
Cargo (t)1,053
Cargo change 19-20Decrease 26.6%
Source: AENA[1][2]
Control tower of the airport
Exterior at night (2007)

Ibiza Airport (IATA: IBZ, ICAO: 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] In 2020, the airport handled 2.1 million passengers (after more than 8.2 million in pre COVID-19 conditions in 2019), making it the thirteenth busiest airport in the country.[1] As the island is a major European holiday destination, it features both year-round domestic services and several dozen seasonal routes to cities across Europe. It is also used as a seasonal base for Vueling.

History[edit]

1940–1989[edit]

The airport was first established as a temporary military airport during the Spanish Civil War, and it 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 it was 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 neighboring Majorca. The airport reopened on 1 April 1958 with the first destinations during that year including Palma, Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid.

1990 to Today[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]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Bilbao
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air Seasonal: Bucharest[3]
Blue Islands Seasonal: Jersey[4]
British Airways London–City
Seasonal: London–Gatwick,[5] London–Heathrow, Southampton[6]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich, Zürich
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen,[7] Düsseldorf,[8] Nuremberg[9]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin,[10] Bordeaux, Bristol, Geneva, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester,[11] Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Naples, Nice, Porto, Toulouse, Venice
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Eurowings Discover Seasonal: Munich (begins 5 August 2022)[12]
Flyr Seasonal: Oslo[13]
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Seasonal: León,[14] Málaga, Menorca, Valladolid, Vigo
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol,[15] East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Seasonal: Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Warsaw–Chopin[16][17]
Lübeck Air Seasonal: Lübeck[18]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Ryanair Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Alicante, Bari,[19] Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux,[19] Bristol, Charleroi, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marseille, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nuremberg,[20] Pisa, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela,[21] Treviso, Toulouse, Turin, Vienna,[22][23] Weeze
SkyAlps Seasonal: Bolzano
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Prague
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[24]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon[25]
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Seasonal: Brussels[26] Paris–Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague
TUI Airways Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
Seasonal charter: Dublin[27]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Antwerp, Brussels, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Hannover
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias, Bilbao, Santander, Verona
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Paris–Orly, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Asturias, Geneva,[28] Lisbon, Milan–Malpensa, Porto,[28] Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest, Katowice,[29] Naples,[30] Rome–Fiumicino[31]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Swiftair[32] Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Notes
  • 1 Blue Islands' flight from Ibiza to Guernsey makes a stop at Jersey.

Statistics[edit]

Ibiza Airport passenger totals 1998-2020 (millions)
Updated: 22 August 2021[1]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
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 5,726,579 56,304 2,190
2014 6,212,198 60,142 2,021
2015 6,477,283 64,612 2,023
2016 7,416,368 72,503 1,831
2017 7,903,892 75,691 1,747
2018 8,104,316 76,995 1,616
2019 8,155,635 75,378 1,435
2020 2,110,348 33.185 1,053
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.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area - aena-aeropuertos.es". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Spanish AIP (AENA) Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine[1]
  3. ^ "Blue Air: 10 rute noi din București și Cluj Napoca în sezonul de vară al 2022". 17 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Fly direct to Ibiza from the Jersey in summer 2021".
  5. ^ "British Airways Announces Routes and Starts Selling Seats for ITS New Gatwick Short-Haul Subsidiary".
  6. ^ "Fly to Europe from Southampton with British Airways".
  7. ^ "Corendon Airlines to Exist in the Danish Market".
  8. ^ "Corendon announces Düsseldorf + Basel bases; 15 routes added at DUS". anna.aero. 2020-09-07.
  9. ^ "Flights to Nuremberg". corendonairlines.com.
  10. ^ https://www.easyjet.com/en[bare URL]
  11. ^ "easyJet holidays adds four new routes for summer 2021". ttgmedia.com. 18 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://www.lufthansaexperts.com/shared/files/lufthansa/public/mcms/folder_102/folder_6718/file_152223.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  13. ^ "Welcome".
  14. ^ "Air Nostrum unirá León y seis destinos con 368 vuelos entre junio y octubre | Transportes".
  15. ^ "Jet2's Bristol Airport base will bring 450,000-holiday seats". ukaviation.news. 11 November 2020.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2021). "LOT rozklad lotow".
  17. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2021). "Jeszcze więcej wakacyjnych tras od LOT-u z całej Polski".
  18. ^ https://www.luebeck-air.de/files/content/DOWNLOADS/pdf/Europakarte%20EN%20oJ.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  19. ^ a b "Rayanir website". Ryanair.com.[not specific enough to verify]
  20. ^ "Ryanair Delivers Tourism Recovery at Nuremberg Airport | Ryanair's Corporate Website".
  21. ^ "Ryanair tendrá tres nuevas rutas este verano desde Santiago a Fuerteventura, Ibiza y Menorca".
  22. ^ "Laudamotion outlines summer 2018 operations". routesonline.com. 16 March 2018.
  23. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  24. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Swiss expands Geneva European network from June 2019". Routesonline.
  25. ^ Liu, Jim. "TAP Air Portugal NS21 Short-Haul network additions as of 11SEP20". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  26. ^ "Transavia vliegt komende zomer vanaf Brussels Airport". 21 December 2021.
  27. ^ "Flight Timetable". TUI Airways. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  28. ^ a b https://www.vueling.com/en/book-your-flight/new-routes[bare URL]
  29. ^ "WIZZ – Dream more. Live more. Be more".
  30. ^ "Home". wizzair.com.
  31. ^ "Stamattina conferenza-stampa Wizz Air a Roma - Durante la quale il vettore aereo annuncerà novità". 17 November 2021.
  32. ^ "Swiftair cargo routes". 21 June 2020.
  33. ^ 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