Lanzarote Airport

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Lanzarote Airport
Aeropuerto de Lanzarote
Arrecife-Airport.jpg
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 (2014)
Passengers5.883.039
Passenger change 13-14Increase10.3%
Aircraft Movements49,575
Movements change 13-14Increase12%
Sources: AIP Spain,[1] AENA Passenger Traffic[2]
 
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Lanzarote Airport
Aeropuerto de Lanzarote
Arrecife-Airport.jpg
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 (2014)
Passengers5.883.039
Passenger change 13-14Increase10.3%
Aircraft Movements49,575
Movements change 13-14Increase12%
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.

History[edit]

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 national and 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 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
Winter seasonal: Shannon
1
Air BerlinBerlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Zürich
Seasonal: Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt
1
Air EuropaBilbao, Madrid, Seville1
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
easyJetBristol (begins 18 April 2015),[4] Hamburg (ends 5 May 2015),[5] Liverpool, London-Gatwick1
easyJet SwitzerlandBasel/Mulhouse[6]1
Edelweiss AirZürich[7]1
Europe AirpostDublin1
Germania[8]Bremen
Winter seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Erfurt/Weimar
1
IberiaMadrid1
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Seville, Valencia1
Iberia ExpressMadrid1
JetairflyBrussels1
Jet TimeBillund1
Jet2.comBelfast-International, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle1
LuxairSeasonal: Luxembourg1
Monarch AirlinesBirmingham, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Seasonal: East Midlands (ends 30 April 2015)[9]
1
NikiVienna1
Norwegian Air ShuttleLondon-Gatwick
Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda[10]
1
Primera AirSeasonal: Billund, Copenhagen, Malmö[11]1
RyanairBarcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hahn, Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Prestwick, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon, Weeze
Summer seasonal: Valladolid, Zaragoza
1
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines[12]
Summer seasonal: Prague[13]1
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Polska[12]
Warsaw-Chopin (ends 25 April 2015)[13]1
Transavia.comAmsterdam, Groningen [14]1
TUIflyDüsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hamburg
1
VuelingBarcelona, Bilbao, Seville1

Charters[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsTerminal
Air EuropaSeasonal charter: Cork, Shannon[15]1
ArkeflyCharter: Amsterdam1
Enter AirCharter: Bydgoszcz, Warsaw-Chopin[citation needed]1
Privilege Style
operated by Swiftair
Seasonal charter: Lisbon, Porto[citation needed]1
Thomas Cook AirlinesCharter: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne[citation needed]1
Thomson AirwaysCharter: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Seasonal charter: Belfast-International, Bournemouth[citation needed]
1
Travel ServiceDublin,[citation needed] Prague
Seasonal: Cork,[citation needed] Knock[citation needed]
1
TUIfly NordicCharter: Bergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Malmö, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda[citation needed]1

Statistics[edit]

Lanzarote Airport Passenger Totals 2000-2014 (millions)
Updated: 16 January 2015. 2014 data Provisional.[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
2012[16]5,168,77544,7872,108
2013[17]5,334,59944,2592,081
2014[18]5,883,03949,5752,050
Source: Aena Statistics[2]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lanzarote Aerodrome fact sheet". AIP Spain. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c AENA passenger statistics and aircraft movements
  3. ^ Airports of the World connected with: LANZAROTE, at www.aena.es
  4. ^ "New routes for summer 2015". Easyjet. 
  5. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/lanzarote-arrecife/hamburg
  6. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/lanzarote-arrecife/basel-mulhouse-freiburg
  7. ^ Edelweiss Air Airport Timetable, https://www.edelweissair.ch/en/destinations/plan/ACE/
  8. ^ "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania. 
  9. ^ http://www.monarch.co.uk/news/flights/2014-news/monarch-airlines-to-stop-flying-from-east-midlands-base-in-2015
  10. ^ "Norwegian Adds Stockholm – Lanzarote Seasonal Service from mid-December 2013". Airlineroute.net. 4 October 2013. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Winter 2014-15 timetable,https://primeraair.com/
  12. ^ a b "SmartWings Contact". smartwings.com. 
  13. ^ a b "SmartWings Flight schedule". smartwings.com. 
  14. ^ http://www.groningenairport.nl/voor-reizigers/bestemmingen/lanzarote/
  15. ^ Cork Summer 2014
  16. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos españoles (2012)" (in Spanish). Aena.  Archived 25 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos españoles (2013)" (in Spanish). Aena.  Archived 25 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Tráfico de pasajeros, operaciones y carga en los aeropuertos españoles (2014)" (in Spanish). Aena.  Archived 25 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Media related to Lanzarote Airport at Wikimedia Commons