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
Airport typePublic
ServesIbiza, Formentera
LocationIbiza, Spain
Focus city forVueling (seasonal)
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
IBZ is located in Ibiza
Location within Ibiza
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,186 2,800 Asphalt / concrete
Statistics (2019)
Passenger change 18-19Increase0.6%
Aircraft Movements75,378
Movements change 18-19Decrease2.1%
Cargo (t)1,434
Cargo change 18-19Decrease11.2%
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] 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 base for Vueling.



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]

Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens[3][4]
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Gran Canaria,[5] Málaga,[5] Santiago de Compostela,[5] Seville[5]
Seasonal charter: Bologna[6]
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly,[7] Toulouse
Air France Hop Seasonal: Montpellier, Toulouse
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta[8]
Albastar Seasonal charter: Bergamo, Verona
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan–Linate, Rome–Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air Seasonal: Turin
Blue Panorama Seasonal charter: Rome–Fiumicino, Turin , Reggio Calabria
British Airways London–City
Seasonal: London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Stansted, Manchester
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Corendon Airlines Europe Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 4 May 2021),[9] Hannover,[10] Nuremberg[11]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Belfast–International, Bordeaux, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Naples, Porto, Toulouse, Venice
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Iberia Regional Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Seasonal: Alicante, León, Lleida, Málaga, Menorca, Nice
Seasonal charter: Bologna, Catania
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Seasonal: Amsterdam
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino,[12] Turin,[13] Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Privilege Style Seasonal charter: Porto
Ryanair Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Seville,[14] Valencia
Seasonal: Bergamo, Berlin–Tegel, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Charleroi, Dublin, Düsseldorf (ends 24 October 2020), East Midlands, Edinburgh,[15] Eindhoven, Glasgow–Prestwick, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marseille, Pisa, Rome–Fiumicino, Treviso, Turin, Vienna,[16][17] Weeze
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Prague
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[18]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon (begins 5 June 2021)[19]
Transavia Amsterdam
Seasonal: Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague
Transavia France Seasonal: Montpellier,[20] Paris–Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich[21]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Antwerp, Brussels, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Alicante,[22] Asturias, Bari, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Genoa,[23] Granada,[22] Palermo, Santander, Santiago de Compostela,[22] Verona
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Lisbon, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest, Milan–Malpensa[24]


Swiftair[25] Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia


Ibiza Airport passenger totals 1998-2019 (millions)
Updated: 21 June 2020[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 (June) 533,444 7,854 512
Source: Aena Statistics[26][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.[27]


  1. ^ a b c d "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. ^ "Aegean Airlines' Network of Destinations, Europe, Spain, Ibiza". aegeanair.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  4. ^ "Aegean Airlines S19 international changes as of 25JAN19". routesonline.com. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  5. ^ a b c d Liu, Jim. "Air Europa adds new Ibiza routes in 1H20". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.neosair.it/
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air France S20 Short-Haul Network additions as of 28JAN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284162/airmalta-adds-ibiza-service-in-3q19/
  9. ^ "Corendon announces Düsseldorf + Basel bases; 15 routes added at DUS". anna.aero. 2020-09-07.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim. "Corendon Airlines S20 Network expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Flights to Nuremberg". corendonairlines.com.
  12. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284219/neos-adds-rome-ibiza-service-in-s19/
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "Neos resumes Turin – Ibiza route in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  14. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Ryanair expands Spanish base routes in S17".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Ryanair expands Scotland service in S17".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  16. ^ "Laudamotion outlines summer 2018 operations". routesonline.com. 16 March 2018.
  17. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  18. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Swiss expands Geneva European network from June 2019". Routesonline.
  19. ^ Liu, Jim. "TAP Air Portugal NS21 Short-Haul network additions as of 11SEP20". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  20. ^ Liu, Jim. "Transavia France S20 network expansion as of 17JAN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  21. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Thomson outlines planned new routes in S17".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  22. ^ a b c Liu, Jim. "Volotea outlines post-COVID 19 network expansion in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  23. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Volotea S17 New routes as of 10OCT16".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  24. ^ https://wizzair.com/#/
  25. ^ "Swiftair cargo routes". 21 June 2020.
  26. ^ [2]
  27. ^ 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