Almería Airport (LEI/LEAM)

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Some of the world’s finest spaghetti westerns were shot in the village of Tabernas, just north of Almería, including The Magnificent Seven, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly starring Clint Eastwood. The desert-like landscape was also versatile enough to serve as the Arabian Gulf in David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia”. Film-tourism remains a major attraction.

Almería has become a leading region for holiday homes for north Europeans.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Almeria has important cultural and tourism attractions such as Cabo de Gata: a splendid major Natural Park and the largest terrestrial-maritime reserve in the European Western Mediterranean Sea.
  • Good performance of existing facilities (hotels, golf courses).
  • Tabernas desert is one of the most geologically interesting landscapes in Europe and is still used today for the shooting of many films and westerns.
  • Almeria Airport has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environmental Management System, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
  • Almería airport is awarded by FAAM (Almería’s Federation of Disabled People’s Associations) for the work of its “Sin Barreras” service helping people with reduced mobility in 2014.
  • Almeria airport was certified by the Spanish Aviation Agency (AESA), according to EU 139/2014 regulation.
  • Almeria Airport was named Best Airport by Size and Region (under 2 million passenger in Europe), at the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) awards given by the Airports Council International (ACI) in 2018.

Almería has the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world, covering 26,000 hectares. These reflect so much sunlight into the atmosphere that they are actually cooling the province.

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Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers airlines in 2018 and discover which one suits your type of operation best:
  • For new routes;
  • For increasing number of passengers on a route: on long-haul routes, on airports with less than three million passengers and seasonal airports during the off-peak season;
  • Seasonality;
  • Off-peak days;
  • Connecting flights;
  • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • Airport charges decrease on average by 2.2% annually until 2021.

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme 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.
For more information please visit:
Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):
Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Almeria Airport (the red square), and the nearest airports in the area (Granada & Murcia-San Javier Airports). Almería’s beaches are amazingly unspoilt.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 395,800.
  • 60-minute catchment: 641,500.
  • 120-minute catchment: 2,100,000.

70% of the produce from Almería’s greenhouses is exported. Even so, the full potential for high-yield air freight has yet to be realised.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Almería Airport has a healthy split between holiday and business traffic. Charter flights account for a significant share of traffic, but the airport is pursuing scheduled connections, especially to France, Germany and Italy.


  • Almería Airport is nine kilometres to the east of the region’s capital city, 500 metres from the coast.

Road Access

  • The airport can be reached from Almería via the A-7 highway or via N 344 that connects Almería with the A-7.

Bus Access

  • Line 22: Airport- Almería City Centre.

Infrastructure & Operations


Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2018 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 399,900 domestic passengers; 592,200 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 93% scheduled flights; 7% charter flights.
  • Freight: 9 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers: Air Nostrum,, easyJet, Vueling and Ryanair.


Airport Charges
Annual Report