Ibiza Airport

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Ibiza Airport
Aeroport d'Eivissa
Aeropuerto de Ibiza
Aeroport d'Eivissa 2013-12-01 15-45.jpg
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 (2016)
Passengers 7,416,368
Passenger change 15-16 Increase15.55%
Aircraft Movements 72,503
Movements change 15-16 Increase12.2%
Source: AENA[1][2]
Control Tower of the airport
exterior at night

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 Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca (PSO)[3]
Seasonal: Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia
Air France Seasonal: Marseille (begins 24 July 2017)[4]
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Linate, Rome–Fiumicino, Venice (begins 31 July 2017)[5]
Alitalia
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Seasonal: Bologna (begins 31 July 2017), Venice (begins 31 July 2017), Verona (begins 31 July 2017)[5]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino
British Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
London–City
Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin,[6] London-Stansted, Manchester
Seasonal charter: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Belfast–International, Bristol, Hamburg, 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
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Seasonal: Geneva, Lugano (begins 24 June 2017)[7]
Eurowings Seasonal: Hamburg
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hannover,[8] Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 17 June 2017)[9]
Flybe Seasonal charter: Southampton, Birmingham
Germania Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Bremen, Nuremberg[10]
Seasonal charter: Birmingham
HOP! Seasonal: Castres, Montpellier (both begin 8 July 2017)[11]
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Alicante, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca (PSO)[12], Valencia
Seasonal: Badajoz, Lleida, Málaga, Menorca, Marseille, Nice, Perpignan
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
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
Meridiana Seasonal: Bergamo, Milan-Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice-Marco Polo
Mistral Air Seasonal: Naples[13]
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Pisa, Venice, Verona
Niki Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zürich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen
People's Viennaline Seasonal: St Gallen-Altenrhein (begins 22 June 2017)
Ryanair Barcelona, Madrid, Seville,[14] Valencia
Seasonal: Bergamo, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels, Charleroi, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh,[15] Eindhoven, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Málaga, Manchester, Marseille, Pisa, Prestwick, Rome–Ciampino, Treviso, Turin, Weeze
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda (begins 28 June 2017)[16]
SkyWork Airlines Seasonal: Bern
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle
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: Aberdeen, Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich[17]
Seasonal charter: Dublin
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Antwerp, Brussels, Ostend
Seasonal charter: Liège, Metz/Nancy (begins 6 July 2017)[18]
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias, Bari, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Genoa,[19] Nantes, Palermo, Santander, Southampton, Verona, Zaragoza
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Brussels, Florence, Lisbon, Madrid, Málaga, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela, Toulouse, Valencia
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest

Statistics[edit]

Ibiza Airport Passenger Totals 1997-2016 (millions)
Updated: 16. August 2016[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 5,726,579 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
Source: Aena Statistics[2][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.[20]

References[edit]

  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. ^ https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/modes/air/internal_market/doc/pso_inventory_table.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271148/air-france-adds-seasonal-marseille-routes-in-s17/
  5. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Alitalia S17 Short-Haul routes additions as of 01JAN17". 
  6. ^ "NEW SUMMER SUN FLIGHTS FROM DUBLIN AND EDINBURGH". British Airways. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Etihad Regional connects Lugano to Ibiza and Brindisi". 
  8. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Eurowings S17 planned new routes as of 11AUG16". 
  9. ^ 4-traders. "Summer 2017: Finnair announces new routes to Reykjavik, Corfu, Menorca and Ibiza; increases capacity to UK and Ireland - 4-Traders". 
  10. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Germania S17 service expansions – update 1". 
  11. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271631/hop-schedules-ibiza-service-in-3q17/
  12. ^ https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/modes/air/internal_market/doc/pso_inventory_table.pdf
  13. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272438/mistral-air-s17-new-routes-addition/
  14. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Ryanair expands Spanish base routes in S17". 
  15. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Ryanair expands Scotland service in S17". 
  16. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "SAS adds seasonal Stockholm – Ibiza service in S17". 
  17. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Thomson outlines planned new routes in S17". 
  18. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "TUI Belgium outlines S17 new French / Italian routes". 
  19. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Volotea S17 New routes as of 10OCT16". 
  20. ^ 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