Lanzarote Airport

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César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport

Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote
Aena Lanzarote.svg
Arrecife-Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorAena
ServesLanzarote
LocationSan Bartolomé, Las Palmas
Elevation AMSL14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates28°56′44″N 13°36′19″W / 28.94556°N 13.60528°W / 28.94556; -13.60528
Websiteaena.es
Map
ACE is located in Canary Islands
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Location in the Canary Islands
ACE is located in Lanzarote
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ACE (Lanzarote)
ACE is located in Spain, Canary Islands
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ACE (Spain, Canary Islands)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2021)
Passengers3,438,219
Passenger change 20-21Increase35.5%
Aircraft movements38,740
Movements change 20-21Increase28.9%
Cargo (t)498
Cargo change 20-21Decrease14.6%
Sources: Spanish AIP;[1] AENA Passenger Traffic[2]

César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport[3] (IATA: ACE, ICAO: GCRR) (Spanish: Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote), commonly known as Lanzarote Airport and 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 island's capital, 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 7,327,019 passengers in 2018.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The first passenger terminal (1946-1970). Now Aeronautical Museum.

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 Guacimeta. The first aircraft to land at the airport was a Junkers Ju 52 EC-DAM on 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.[4]

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 Guacimeta terminal was the mural created by César Manrique entitled Lanzarote.[4]

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).[4]

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.[4]

As a tribute to the legacy left behind by local artist César Manrique, the airport's official name was changed in 2019, coinciding with the centenary of the artist's birth.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Lanzarote Airport:

Lanzarote Airport seen from the cockpit of an aircraft on approach
Terminal concourse
AirlinesDestinations
Aer Lingus Cork, Dublin
Air Europa Bilbao, Madrid
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria, La Palma, Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Funchal[6]
British Airways London–Gatwick[7]
Brussels Airlines Brussels[8]
Canaryfly Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Hannover, Nuremberg
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, Bordeaux, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Belfast–International
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin[9]
Eurowings Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Eurowings Discover[10] Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich[11]
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Seville
Seasonal: Málaga, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo[12]
Jet2.com Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Luxair Luxembourg
Neos Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: Bergen,[13] Oslo,[13]
Ryanair Barcelona, Bergamo, Berlin, Birmingham, Bratislava, Bristol, Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow–Prestwick, Leeds/Bradford, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon, Turin, Venice (begins 22 December 2022),[14] Vienna
Seasonal: Alicante, Bologna, Bournemouth, Budapest, Cologne/Bonn, Hahn, Knock (begins 28 March 2023),[15] Liverpool, Marseille, Rome–Fiumicino, Treviso, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Oslo[16]
Smartwings Prague
Seasonal charter: Katowice,[17] Warsaw–Chopin[9]
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Paris–Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague
Seasonal: Groningen
TUI Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin,[18] East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Belfast–International
Seasonal charter: Cork,[18] Shannon[18]
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
TUI fly Deutschland Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague[19]
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Gothenburg-Landvetter,[20] Stockholm–Arlanda,[20]
Volotea Asturias
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Lille,[21] Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse
Vueling Alicante, Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Copenhagen, Málaga, Paris–Orly, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Amsterdam, London–Gatwick (begins 8 December 2022),[22] Palma de Mallorca, Zaragoza[23]
Wizz Air Seasonal: Cardiff, Milan–Malpensa,[24] Rome–Fiumicino

Ground transportation[edit]

There are four bus lines connecting Lanzarote Airport with the rest of the island. The airport is connected via bus lines 22 and 23 to the city of Arrecife, and via lines 161 and 261 to Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen.[25]

Statistics[edit]

Passenger numbers[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at ACE airport. See Wikidata query.
Year Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000[citation needed] 5,002,551 44,814 6,403
2001[citation needed] 5,079,790 43,368 7,134
2002[citation needed] 5,123,574 45,050 7,201
2003[citation needed] 5,383,426 47,667 7,492
2004[26] 5,517,136 48,446 7,996
2005[27] 5,467,499 47,158 6,629
2006[28] 5,626,087 50,172 6,114
2007[29] 5,625,580 52,968 5,785
2008[30] 5,438,178 53,375 5,430
2009[31] 4,701,669 42,915 4,147
2010[32] 4,938,343 46,669 3,787
2011[33] 5,543,744 49,675 2,873
2012[34] 5,168,775 44,787 2,108
2013 5,334,599 44,259 2,081
2014 5,883,039 49,575 2,050
2015 6,128,971 50,448 1,805
2016 6,684,564 54,632 1,776
2017 7,388,964 59,477 1,824
2018[35] 7,327,019 60,955 1,606
2019[36] 7,292,720 60,524 1,346
2020[37] 2,538,345 30,056 583
2021[38] 3,438,219 38,740 498
Source: Aena Statistics[2]

Route statistics[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Lanzarote Airport (2021)[2]
Rank City Passengers
1 Canary Islands Gran Canaria 582,651
2 Community of Madrid Madrid 367,094
3 Canary Islands Tenerife (North) 297,407
4 Catalonia Barcelona 172,126
5 Basque Country (autonomous community) Bilbao 82,016
Busiest international routes at Lanzarote Airport (2021)[2]
Rank City Passengers
1 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland 148,776
2 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom 140,265
3 United Kingdom London (Gatwick), United Kingdom 79,747
4 United Kingdom London (Stansted), United Kingdom 71,224
5 Netherlands Amsterdam, The Netherlands 70,409

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spanish AIP". ENAIRE. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Aena Statistics".
  3. ^ César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport, airport operator (Aena) website.
  4. ^ a b c d "History of the Airport". Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Orden FOM/211/2019, de 27 de febrero, por la que se modifica la denominación oficial del Aeropuerto de Lanzarote Order FOM/211/2019, of 27 February, by which the official designation of Lanzarote Airport is modified" (in Spanish). 1 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Binter Expands Funchal/Madeira Network In 3Q22". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  7. ^ "British Airways Announces Routes and Starts Selling Seats for ITS New Gatwick Short-Haul Subsidiary".
  8. ^ "Brussels Airlines Grows Sun Destination Schedules This Winter". simpleflying.com. 28 August 2021.
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  14. ^ "News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry | CAPA".
  15. ^ https://www.atlanticohoy.com/empresas/ryanair-bases-tenerife-sur-lanzarote-marzo-seis-nuevas-rutas_1510613_102.html
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  21. ^ "Volotea volará desde Tenerife, Fuerteventura y Lanzarote a Lille". 21 July 2022.
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  28. ^ "2006 annual report for the Spanish airports". AENA. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  29. ^ "2007 annual report for the Spanish airports". AENA. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  30. ^ "2008 annual report for the Spanish airports". AENA. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  31. ^ "2009 annual report for the Spanish airports". AENA. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  32. ^ "2010 annual report for the Spanish airports". AENA. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  33. ^ "2011 annual report for the Spanish airports". AENA. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  34. ^ "2012 annual report for the Spanish airports". AENA. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021.
  35. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y cargas en los aeropuertos españoles para 2018" [2018 figures for operations and passenger and freight traffic at Spanish airports] (PDF). AENA (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2021.
  36. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y cargas en los aeropuertos españoles para 2019" [2019 figures for operations and passenger and freight traffic at Spanish airports] (PDF). AENA (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2021.
  37. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos españoles - año 2020" [2020 figures for operations, and passenger and freight traffic at Spanish airports]. Aena (in Spanish).
  38. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos - año 2021" [2021 figures for operations, and passenger and freight traffic at Spanish airports]. Aena (in Spanish).

External links[edit]

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