Lanzarote Airport

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Lanzarote Airport
Aeropuerto de Lanzarote
IATA: ACEICAO: GCRR
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
LocationSan Bartolomé, Las Palmas
Elevation AMSL14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates28°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
Websiteaena-aeropuertos.es
Map
ACE is located in Canary Islands
ACE
ACE
Location in the Canary Islands
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
03/212,4007,874Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers5,334,598
Passenger change 12-13Increase3.2%
Aircraft Movements44,259
Movements change 12-13Decrease-1.2%
Sources: AIP Spain,[1] AENA Passenger Traffic[2]
 
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Lanzarote Airport
Aeropuerto de Lanzarote
IATA: ACEICAO: GCRR
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
LocationSan Bartolomé, Las Palmas
Elevation AMSL14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates28°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
Websiteaena-aeropuertos.es
Map
ACE is located in Canary Islands
ACE
ACE
Location in the Canary Islands
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
03/212,4007,874Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers5,334,598
Passenger change 12-13Increase3.2%
Aircraft Movements44,259
Movements change 12-13Decrease-1.2%
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 5,168,775 passengers in 2012.[2]

History[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’. 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 national and inter-island flights (Terminal 2).

Aviation museum[edit]

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 Jet2.com Boeing 757-200 on a taxiway
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 on a taxiway
Air Berlin Airbus A319 taxiing at Lanzarote Airport

Destinations from Lanzarote Airport:[3]

AirlinesDestinationsTerminal
Aer LingusCork, Dublin
Seasonal: Shannon
1
Air BerlinBerlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Zürich
Seasonal: Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt
1
Air EuropaBilbao, Madrid, Seville
Seasonal Charter: Cork, Shannon[4]
1
ArkeflyAmsterdam1
Binter Canarias & NAYSAGran Canaria, Tenerife-North2
British AirwaysLondon-Gatwick1
CanaryFlyGran Canaria2
CondorBerlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hannover
1
easyJetLiverpool, London-Gatwick1
Edelweiss AirZürich1
Enter AirBydgoszcz, Warsaw1
Europe AirpostDublin1
GermaniaBremen
Seasonal: Berlin-Schonefeld, Erfurt
1
IberiaMadrid1
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Seville, Valencia1
Iberia ExpressMadrid1
JetairflyBrussels1
Jet TimeBillund1
Jet2.comBelfast-International, Blackpool, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne1
LuxairSeasonal: Luxembourg1
Monarch AirlinesBirmingham, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Seasonal: East Midlands (ends 30 April 2015)[5]
1
NikiVienna1
Norwegian Air ShuttleOslo-Gardermoen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda[6]
1
Privilege Style
operated by Swiftair
Seasonal charter: Lisbon, Porto1
RyanairBarcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Birmingham, Bologna, Bournemouth, Bristol, Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow-Prestwick, Hahn, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden,[7] Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon, Weeze
Seasonal: Valladolid, Zaragoza
1
Thomas Cook AirlinesBelfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne,1
Thomson AirwaysBirmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Seasonal: Belfast-International, Bournemouth
1
Transavia.comAmsterdam, Groningen (begins 1 November 2014)[8]1
Travel Service AirlinesDublin, Prague
Seasonal: Knock, Cork Airport
1
TUIflyDüsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hamburg
1
TUIfly NordicBergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Malmö, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda1
VuelingBarcelona, Bilbao, Seville1

Statistics[edit]

Lanzarote Airport Passenger Totals 2000-2013 (millions)
Updated: 2 March 2014.[2]
PassengersAircraft movementsCargo (tonnes)
20005,002,55144,8146,403
20015,079,79043,3687,134
20025,123,57445,0507,201
20035,383,42647,6677,492
20045,517,13648,4467,996
20055,467,49947,1586,629
20065,626,08750,1726,113
20075,625,58052,9685,784
20085,438,17853,3755,429
20094,701,66942,9154,146
20104,938,63246,6683,787
20115,543,74449,6752,873
20125,168,77544,7872,108
20135,334,59844,2592,081
Source: Aena Statistics[2]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Lanzarote Airport at Wikimedia Commons