Albacete Airport (ABC/LEAB)

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A new passenger terminal and an attractive catchment of 400,000 in South Eastern Spain: Albacete is keen to develop its domestic network.

Festival cycle: The Feria de Albacete is a giant party that takes place every September at the permanent fairground near the city centre and includes bullfighting, dressage, and hundreds of other activities.

Other Major reasons to serve this airport

  • The region offers connections to industries such as the food sector and helicopter manufacture.
  • Available capacity and efficient airport infrastructure.
  • The region is a great place to perform hunting sports.
  • Cuenca, located at the Castile-La Mancha Region, has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Feria de Albacete, the city’s annual fair, has been declared of international tourist interest.
Albacete marketing

The 2,200m2 terminal was opened in 2005.

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers airlines in 2017 and discover which one suits your type of operation best:

  • For increasing number of passengers on a route; 
  • Seasonality;
  • Off-peak days;
  • Connecting flights;
  • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • The Spanish Governement has approved an 11% reduction in all the airport charges in the period 2017-2021 (2.2% annually). It will be effective as of 1 March 2017.

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme and PR support are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information please visit:


Aena collaborates on an ongoing basis with airlines on aspects such as organising events relating to first flights, advertising in media belonging to Aena, press releases, publicity on social networks, information to travel agencies associations etc. All of this is geared towards achieving greater visibility and publicity for the launch of new routes or new bases.

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Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at

To contact the local authorities, please go to

The map shows the population surrounding Albacete Airport (the red square) and other airports operated by Aena close to Albacete (Valencia, Alicante and Murcia). Albacete has a rapidly growing catchment area of over 3.3 million dwellers and boasts the nearby city of Cuenca - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 188,250.
  • 60-minute catchment: 372,005.
  • 120-minute catchment: 3,326,449.

Eurocopter opened its main Spanish plant in Albacete in 2007. The city is also a major centre for the production of automotive components, of which AJUSA is the largest.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Recent airport upgrade work includes the new passenger terminal, car park and airport road access.


  • Albacete Airport is located to the south of the city of Albacete in the area known as Los Llanos.

Road Access

  • Access to the airport from the CM-3203.

Infrastructure & Operations

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 143 domestic passengers; 411 international passengers.
  • Air transport movements: 100% charter flights.


Airport Charges

Annual report