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
Owner ENAIRE
Operator Aena
Serves Ibiza
Location Ibiza, Spain
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.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 (2017)
Passengers 7,903,892
Passenger change 16-17 Increase6.56%
Aircraft Movements 75,691
Movements change 16-17 Increase4.40%
Source: AENA[1][2]
Control Tower of the airport
exterior at night

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 hub by Vueling.

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]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal charter: Milan-Malpensa
Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Bergamo, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan–Linate, Rome–Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air Seasonal: Turin
Blue Panorama Seasonal charter: Rome-Fiumicino, Turin
British Airways London–City
Seasonal: Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Stansted, Manchester
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam, Maastricht/Aachen
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Belfast–International, Bordeaux, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, London–Stansted, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Porto, Toulouse, Venice
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Ernest Airlines Seasonal: Bergamo
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Bremen (begins 13 June 2019),[3] Münster/Osnabrück (begins 2 May 2019),[4] Nuremberg[5]
Germania Flug Seasonal: Zurich [6]
HOP! Seasonal: Montpellier, Toulouse
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Iberia Regional Alicante, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca (PSO),[7] Valencia
Seasonal: León, Lleida, Málaga, Menorca, Nice, Vigo
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Seasonal: Amsterdam
Laudamotion Seasonal: Vienna[8]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Venice, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen
Nordica Seasonal: Groningen
People's Seasonal: St Gallen-Altenrhein
Ryanair Barcelona, Málaga, Madrid, Seville,[9] Valencia
Seasonal: Bergamo, Berlin-Tegel, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels, Charleroi, Dublin, Düsseldorf, East Midlands, Edinburgh,[10] Eindhoven, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marseille, Pisa, Prestwick, Rome–Fiumicino, Treviso, Turin, Weeze
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
SkyWork Airlines Seasonal: Bern
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin, Katowice
SmartWings Seasonal: Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Seasonal: Rotterdam/The Hague
Transavia France Paris–Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich[11]
Seasonal charter: Dublin
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Antwerp, Brussels, Ostend
Seasonal charter: Metz/Nancy[12], Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias, Bari, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Genoa,[13] Palermo, Santander, Verona, Zaragoza
Seasonal charter: Southampton[14]
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon, Madrid, Seville
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Málaga, Milan–Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle[15], Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Valencia, Zaragoza
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest

Statistics[edit]

Ibiza Airport Passenger Totals 1998-2017 (millions)
Updated: 16. March 2018[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
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.[16]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ibiza Airport at Wikimedia Commons