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Ibiza Airport

Coordinates: 38°52′22″N 01°22′33″E / 38.87278°N 1.37583°E / 38.87278; 1.37583
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Ibiza Airport

Aeroport d'Eivissa
Aeropuerto de Ibiza
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/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; 1.37583
Websiteaena.es
Map
IBZ is located in Ibiza
IBZ
IBZ
Location within Ibiza
IBZ is located in Spain
IBZ
IBZ
IBZ (Spain)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,186 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2023 - till Aug)
Passengers6,382,961
Passenger change 2022Increase 10.1%
Aircraft Movements59,721
Movements change 2022Increase 3.0%
Cargo (t)697.7
Cargo change 2022Decrease 13.0%
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 has 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, Paris–Orly[3]
ASL Fly Executive Seasonal: Antwerp[4]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Binter Canarias Seasonal: Gran Canaria[5]
British Airways London–City
Seasonal: London–Gatwick,[6] London–Heathrow, London–Stansted[7]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf,[8] Frankfurt, Munich, Zürich
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
Discover Airlines Seasonal: Frankfurt,[9] Munich[10]
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin,[11] Bordeaux, Bristol, Geneva, Lisbon,[12] London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester,[13] Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Naples, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[14] Porto, Toulouse, Venice
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Berlin,[15] Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Salzburg,[15] Stuttgart
Iberia Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Seasonal: León,[16] Málaga, Menorca, Nice, Valladolid, Vigo, Lleida
Iberia Express Madrid
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth (begins 1 May 2025),[17] Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Seasonal: Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Ryanair Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Bari,[18] Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux,[18] Bristol, Charleroi, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool,[19] London–Stansted, Manchester, Marseille, Newcastle upon Tyne, Pisa, Porto, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela,[20] Treviso, Toulouse, Turin, Vienna,[21][22] Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen,[23] Stockholm–Arlanda[24]
SkyAlps Seasonal: Bolzano
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Prague
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[25]
TAP Air Portugal Seasonal: Lisbon[26]
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Seasonal: Brussels,[27] Paris–Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague
Travelcoup Seasonal: Munich,[28] Zürich[28]
TUI Airways Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Exeter (resumes 24 May 2025),[29] Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
Seasonal charter: Dublin[30]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Antwerp, Brussels, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Hannover
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Uep Fly Menorca,[31] Palma de Mallorca
Universal Air Seasonal: Malta
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias, Bilbao, Santander
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Paris–Orly, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Asturias, Geneva,[32] Lisbon, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela
Wizz Air Seasonal: Naples,[33] Rome–Fiumicino[34]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Swiftair[35] Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia

Statistics[edit]

Ibiza Airport passenger totals 1998-2023 (millions)
Updated: December 2023 (AENA Data)[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
2021 2,341,271 61,612 1,027
2022 8,156,708 80,723 1,147
2023 8,931,598 82,803 ?
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.[36]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Ibiza". www.aena.es. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "SUMMER 2022: AIR FRANCE TO SERVE CLOSE TO 200 DESTINATIONS AND RETURN TO PRE-CRISIS LEVELS OF ACTIVITY". Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Vluchtschema per maand - Luchthaven Antwerpen".
  5. ^ "Binter launches new routes to Granada and Ibiza and will connect the Canaries with more than 30 destinations this summer".
  6. ^ "British Airways Announces Routes and Starts Selling Seats for ITS New Gatwick Short-Haul Subsidiary".
  7. ^ "BA CityFlyer NS24 London Stansted Operations". AeroRoutes. Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  8. ^ "Condor Resumes Dusseldorf-Ibiza From June 2024 – 20MAR24".
  9. ^ "EUROWINGS DISCOVER NS23 SHORT-HAUL NETWORK ADDITIONS – 11DEC22". Aeroroutes. 12 December 2022. Retrieved 12 December 2022.
  10. ^ "Umstellung des touristischen Kurz- und Mittelstreckenangebots auf Eurowings Discover Factsheet" (PDF). www.lufthansaexperts.com.
  11. ^ "easyJet | Cheap Flights ✈️ Book Low-Cost Airline Tickets". www.easyjet.com.
  12. ^ "EasyJet anuncia 15 novas rotas para o verão a partir de Lisboa". 23 December 2022.
  13. ^ "easyJet holidays adds four new routes for summer 2021". ttgmedia.com. 18 December 2020.
  14. ^ "News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry | CAPA".
  15. ^ a b "New Routes and Destinations". 6 December 2022.
  16. ^ "Air Nostrum unirá León y seis destinos con 368 vuelos entre junio y octubre | Transportes".
  17. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/bournemouth-airport-jet2-tui-ryanair-b2518690.html
  18. ^ a b "Rayanir website". Ryanair.com. [not specific enough to verify]
  19. ^ "Ryanair announces three new routes from Liverpool Airport". 8 December 2022.
  20. ^ "Ryanair tendrá tres nuevas rutas este verano desde Santiago a Fuerteventura, Ibiza y Menorca". 8 April 2021.
  21. ^ "Laudamotion outlines summer 2018 operations". routesonline.com. 16 March 2018.
  22. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  23. ^ "SAS to serve 130 destinations across 40 countries in Summer 2024". 2 January 2024.
  24. ^ "SAS NS23 Europe Network Additions – 20MAR23".
  25. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Swiss expands Geneva European network from June 2019". Routesonline.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  26. ^ Liu, Jim. "TAP Air Portugal NS21 Short-Haul network additions as of 11SEP20". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  27. ^ "Transavia vliegt komende zomer vanaf Brussels Airport". 21 December 2021.
  28. ^ a b "Travelcoup-VIP-Flüge nun auch über GDS buchbar". June 6, 2023.
  29. ^ https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/tui-adds-300000-seats-to-summer-2025-programme
  30. ^ "Flight Timetable". TUI Airways. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  31. ^ "UEPFLY ADDS IBIZA – MAHON SECTOR IN NW22". aeroroutes.com. 18 October 2022.
  32. ^ New Routes Vueling.
  33. ^ "Home". wizzair.com.
  34. ^ "Stamattina conferenza-stampa Wizz Air a Roma - Durante la quale il vettore aereo annuncerà novità". 17 November 2021.
  35. ^ "Swiftair cargo routes". 21 June 2020.
  36. ^ 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