San Pablo Airport

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Seville Airport
Aeropuerto de Sevilla
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Airport type Public
Operator Aena Aeropuertos
Serves Seville, Spain
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 34 m / 112 ft
Coordinates 37°25′05″N 005°53′56″W / 37.41806°N 5.89889°W / 37.41806; -5.89889Coordinates: 37°25′05″N 005°53′56″W / 37.41806°N 5.89889°W / 37.41806; -5.89889
Seville Airport is located in Andalusia
Seville Airport
Seville Airport
Location within Andalusia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,360 11,024 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 3,884,146 Increase
Passenger change 13–14 Decrease+5.3%
Aircraft movements 42.380
Movements change 13–14 Increase+1.9%
Source: Aena

Seville Airport[1] (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Sevilla)[2] (IATA: SVQICAO: LEZL) is the international airport serving Seville in southern Spain, and other neighbouring provinces. It is the twelfth largest airport in Spain, handling 3.7 million passengers in 2013.[3] The airport serves as base for the low cost carriers Vueling and Ryanair.[4]

The airport was formerly at the Tablada Aerodrome, a military airfield. Now it is located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of downtown Seville, and some 110 kilometres (68 mi) north-east of Costa de la Luz.


In 1914, the first plane flying between the peninsula and Morocco landed at the improvised aerodrome of Tablada, which had been fitted out the previous year for an air festival. Following this, the municipal government of Seville handed over a plot of land measuring 240,000 m2 (2,600,000 sq ft) to the Military Aeronautical Society for the construction of an aerodrome. Work on the aerodrome began in 1915 and that same year it began to be used for training pilots and observers.

In 1919 the first commercial flights were operated between Seville and Madrid. The following year, an air postal service was established between Seville and Larache and in 1921, the first Spanish commercial service between Seville and Larache was set up. In 1923, various facilities such as hangars, workshops and premises were opened and approval was given for the construction of a municipal airport in Tablada at one end of the military aerodrome airfield, measuring 750 by 500 m (2,460 by 1,640 ft).

In April 1927, Unión Aérea Española established the air service Madrid-Seville-Lisbon. In February 1929, the Seville airport project was approved and in March, the Tablada aerodrome was opened to flights and air traffic. It was decided that this service would cease once the planned airport was constructed.

In 1929 the first flight was operated between Madrid and Seville and in 1930, this was extended to the Canary Islands. In February 1931, the service between Berlin and Barcelona was extended to Seville. In December 1933, the LAPE airline began a service between Seville and the Canary Islands.

During the Spanish civil war, Seville became the arrival point for African troops, whilst Iberia served air transport with flights between Tetuán-Seville-Vitoria, Seville-Salamanca and Seville-Larache-Las Palmas.

In September 1945, works began on the Seville transoceanic airport, with the construction of runways 05/23, 02/20 and 09/27. One year later, it was classified as a customs point and runways 05/23 and 02/20 were asphalted. In 1948, a goniometer was installed, the runway lighting was completed, and the runways became known as 04/22, 18/36 and 09/27. In 1956, runway 09/27 was extended and runway 18/36 became a taxiway.

In 1957, works were carried out on the terminal building and the control tower. Seville Airport was then included in the Hispanic American Agreement for the installation of a supplies base. The facilities were developed near the threshold of 04, rendering the runway out of service.

In 1965 an Instrument Landing System was installed. Between 1971 and 1975, the terminal area was renovated, the apron was extended, a new terminal building was constructed and new access roads were developed.

In 1989, with a focus on the Seville Expo '92, the apron was extended, and a new access from the national motorway N-IV was opened; a new terminal building and a new control tower to the south of the runway were also built. On 31 July, the new installations were inaugurated.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Palma de Mallorca
Air Europa Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Lanzarote
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[5]
easyJet London–Gatwick, Toulouse [6]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
operated by Air Nostrum
Almeria, Toulouse, Valencia
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Vigo[7]
Iberia Express Madrid
Lufthansa[8] Frankfurt, Munich
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Eindhoven, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Marrakesh, Marseille, Palma, Pisa, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Dublin, Palermo, Santander
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague[9]
SunExpress Seasonal: Düsseldorf (cancelled 10 August 2015)
TAP Portugal
operated by White Airways
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Nantes
Volotea Asturias
Vueling A Coruña, Alicante (begins 26 October 2015), Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tenerife–North, Rome–Fiumicino, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Asturias, Ibiza, Lyon, Menorca, Nantes


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Vitoria
TNT Airways Liège


Airlines Market Share Year 2013
Passenger Traffic Evolution (1998-2012)
Departure Gates
Cargo Terminal
Top 10 international routes (2014)
Ranking Airport Passengers IncreaseDecrease Airline(s)
1 Paris–Orly 294.522 Increase Vueling, Transavia France
2 London–Stansted 121.186 Increase Ryanair
3 Rome–Ciampino 119.677 Increase Ryanair
4 London–Gatwick 115.064 Increase British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair
5 Bergamo-Orio al Serio 112.742 Increase Ryanair
6 Brussels South-Charleroi 108.783 Increase Ryanair
7 Amsterdam 94.491 Increase, Vueling
8 Beauvais-Tillé 65.663 Decrease Ryanair
9 Bologna 64.916 Increase Ryanair
10 Toulouse 47.377 Increase easyJet, Iberia
Source: AENA
Top 10 domestic routes (2014)
Ranking Airport Passengers IncreaseDecrease Airline(s)
1 Barcelona–El Prat 828.105 Decrease Vueling, Ryanair
2 Madrid–Barajas 245.864 Decrease Iberia Express
3 Palma de Mallorca 244.171 Decrease Air Berlin, Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
4 Gran Canaria 177.977 Decrease Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
5 Tenerife–North 157.664 Decrease Air Europa, Vueling
6 Bilbao 151.584 Decrease Vueling
7 Valencia 101.260 Decrease Air Nostrum
8 A Coruña 70.475 Increase Vueling
9 Lanzarote 46.901 Decrease Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Ryanair, Vueling
10 Santiago de Compostela 45.096 Decrease Ryanair
Source: AENA
Passenger traffic evolution (2005-2012)
Year Passengers (total) Annual change (%) Domestic passengers Annual change (%) International passengers Annual change (%)
2005 3.521.112 +31,5% Increase 2.723.093 +26,0% Increase 798.019 +54,3% Increase
2006 3.871.785 +10,0% Increase 2.906.952 +6,3% Increase 964.833 +20,9% Increase
2007 4.507.264 +16,4% Increase 3.222.175 +10,8% Increase 1.285.089 +33,2% Increase
2008 4.392.148 −2,6% Decrease 3.121.038 −3,1% Decrease 1.271.110 +1,1% Increase
2009 4.051.268 −7,8% Decrease 2.921.833 −6,4% Decrease 1.129.435 −11,1% Decrease
2010 4.224.718 +4,3% Increase 2.900.484 −0,7% Decrease 1.324.234 +17,2% Increase
2011 4.959.365 +17,4% Increase 3.302.126 +13,8% Increase 1.657.239 +25,1% Increase
2012 4.287.488 −13,5% Decrease 2.829.364 −14,3% Decrease 1.458.124 −12,0% Decrease
Source: AENA
Cargo and flight movements evolution (2005-2012)
Year Flight movements Annual change (%) Cargo (kg) Annual change (%)
2005 55.423 +25,3% Increase 6.352.705 +25,7% Increase
2006 58.576 +5,7% Increase 11.582.808 +82,3% Increase
2007 65.092 +11,1% Increase 7.395.854 −36,1% Decrease
2008 65.067 0,0% 6.102.264 −17,5% Decrease
2009 55.593 −14,5% Decrease 4.981.058 −18,3% Decrease
2010 54.492 −2,0% Decrease 5.468.086 +9,7% Increase
2011 56.021 +2,8% Increase 5.126.653 −6,2% Decrease
2012 48.501 −13,4% Decrease 4.773.533 −6,9% Decrease
Source: AENA

Ground transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Urban Transport Line of Seville Airport Airport Express connects the bus station Aiga bus on green circle.svg Plaza de Armas, in the center of the city with the airport. It has intermediate stops at strategic points of the city, including the AVE train station of BER-Train.svg Santa Justa. The whole trip takes approximately 50 minutes.

Incidents and accidents[edit]


External links[edit]

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