Lanzarote Airport

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Lanzarote Airport
Aeropuerto de Lanzarote
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Aena)
Location San Bartolomé, Las Palmas
Elevation AMSL 14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates 28°56′44″N 013°36′19″W / 28.94556°N 13.60528°W / 28.94556; -13.60528Coordinates: 28°56′44″N 013°36′19″W / 28.94556°N 13.60528°W / 28.94556; -13.60528
ACE is located in Canary Islands
Location in the Canary Islands
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 5.883.039
Passenger change 13-14 Increase10.3%
Aircraft Movements 49,575
Movements change 13-14 Increase12%
Sources: AIP Spain,[1] AENA Passenger Traffic[2]

Lanzarote Airport (IATA: ACEICAO: GCRR) (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Lanzarote), also known as Arrecife Airport, is the airport serving the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The airport is located in San Bartolomé, Las Palmas, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of the town of Arrecife.[1] It handles flights to many European airports, with hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, as well as internal flights to other Spanish airports. It handled 5,883,039 passengers in 2014.


Early years[edit]

In the 1930s a need for an aerodrome on the island became evident when connections were required with the other islands and the mainland, as well as a refuelling point for aircraft. Subsequently an airfield was built at Llanos de Gaucimeta. The first aircraft to land at the airport was a Junkers Ju 52 EC-DAM on the 24 July 1941. The Spanish Air Force then saw a need for a permanent aerodrome for defence purposes, and this was constructed in Arrecife. In 1946 the airport provisionally accepted civil traffic. Improvements were carried out to the existing facilities, with a runway extension and additional ramp space provided.

A new passenger terminal was constructed along with a control centre, and on 3 March 1970 international and domestic flights began using the airport. A centrepiece of the Gaucimeta terminal was the mural created by Caesar Manrique entitled ‘Lanzarote’.

Development since the 1990s[edit]

The growing use of the airport called for the need of improved facilities. DME, ILS and VOR facilities were installed for Runway 03/21 along with additional holding points. New runway lighting and a fire station were also commissioned. In 1999 a new passenger terminal opened (Terminal 1), with a capacity of 6 million passengers per annum. Since then, the original passenger terminal has been revamped and is now used for inter-island flights (Terminal 2).

In 2002, in response to interest from both tourists and local people about the island's aviation heritage, Aena decided to use the Guacimeta passenger terminal as an aviation museum. The museum provides a comprehensive and detailed insight into the history of aviation on the island. There are a number of audio-visual presentations.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

An Air Europa Boeing 737-800 on a taxiway
An EasyJet Airbus A319-100 on a taxiway
A Boeing 757-200 on a taxiway
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 on the runway
Air Berlin Airbus A319 taxiing at Lanzarote Airport


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aer Lingus Cork, Dublin
Seasonal: Shannon
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle
Seasonal: Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt
Air Berlin
operated by Belair
Zürich 1
Air Europa Bilbao, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela 1
Austrian Airlines Vienna 1
Binter Canarias
operated by NAYSA
Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North 2
British Airways London-Gatwick 1
CanaryFly Gran Canaria 2
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hannover, Manchester
easyJet Belfast-International, Bristol, Hamburg, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton (begins 19 September 2016),[3] Milan-Malpensa[4]
Seasonal: London-Southend
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse 1
Edelweiss Air Zürich 1
Eurowings Düsseldorf (begins 2 November 2016)[5] 1
Finnair Helsinki 1
Germania Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt-Weimar, Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück
Seasonal charter: Toulouse[6]
Iberia Express Madrid 1 Belfast International, Birmingham (begins 1 April 2017),[7] East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle 1
Luxair Luxembourg 1
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester 1
Niki Salzburg, Vienna 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle London Gatwick, Oslo-Gardermoen 1
Primera Air Billund, Copenhagen 1
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Belfast-International (begins 31 October 2016),[8] Bergamo, Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 30 October 2016),[9] Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hahn, Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Prestwick, Rome-Fiumicino (begins 30 October 2016),[10] Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon, Weeze
Seasonal: Glasgow (begins 30 October 2016),[11] Valladolid, Zaragoza
operated by Travel Service
Prague 1
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt (begins 5 November 2016),[12] Stuttgart 1
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam 1
TUIfly Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart Eindhoven 1
Vueling Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga, Paris Orly, Rome, Seville, Zurich 1
Wizz Air Budapest (begins 2 November 2016),[13] Katowice (begins 3 November 2016)[13] 1


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam[14] 1
Enter Air Warsaw Chopin[15] 1
Jetairfly Brussels, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Paris CDG 1
Jet Time Billund, Helsinki 1
Neos Milan-Malpensa[16] 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Bergen[17] 1
Novair Gothenburg, Oslo, Stockholm 1
Scandinavian Airlines Bergen[18] 1
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow International, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle 1
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels 1
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Copenhagen, Stockholm 1
Thomson Airways Belfast International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle 1
Travel Service Airlines Brest, Deauville, Katowice, Warsaw[19] 1
TUI Airlines Netherlands Amsterdam, Eindhoven[20] 1
TUIfly Nordic Copenhagen, Gothenburg Landvetter, Helsinki, Oslo Gardermoen, Stockholm Arlanda 1


Lanzarote Airport Passenger Totals 2000-2014 (millions)
Updated: 16 January 2015. 2014 data Provisional.[2]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000 5,002,551 44,814 6,403
2001 5,079,790 43,368 7,134
2002 5,123,574 45,050 7,201
2003 5,383,426 47,667 7,492
2004 5,517,136 48,446 7,996
2005 5,467,499 47,158 6,629
2006 5,626,087 50,172 6,113
2007 5,625,580 52,968 5,784
2008 5,438,178 53,375 5,429
2009 4,701,669 42,915 4,146
2010 4,938,632 46,668 3,787
2011 5,543,744 49,675 2,873
2012[21] 5,168,775 44,787 2,108
2013[22] 5,334,599 44,259 2,081
2014[23] 5,883,039 49,575 2,050
Source: Aena Statistics[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Lanzarote Aerodrome fact sheet". AIP Spain. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area -". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
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  7. ^ " Adds Birmingham Routes in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
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  9. ^ "Ryanair Expands Berlin Schoenefeld Routes from Nov 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
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  13. ^ a b "WizzAir Adds New Canary Islands Service in W16". airlineroute. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "Corendon Airlines - List of airlines - Lanzarote Airport - Aena". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  15. ^ Enter Air Website
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  17. ^ Star Tour Timetable,
  18. ^ Apollo Travel Timetable,
  19. ^ "ITAKA tour operator website". 
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  21. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos españoles (2012)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Aena.  Archived 25 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos españoles (2013)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Aena.  Archived 25 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos españoles (2014)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Aena.  Archived 25 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

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