Asturias Airport (OVD/LEAS)

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Birthplace of Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso, Oviedo boasts an immense cultural and natural heritage, attracting tourists year-round; beside significant demand for domestic routes the European capital cities of Rome, Brussels and Dublin are high on the airport’s new route shopping list.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Asturias is a major environmental area: 21.5% of land is under protection.
  • Asturias is the Spanish region that gets the highest satisfaction marks from international tourists − 9.4 out of 10.
  • Asturias has important cultural values: Prince of Asturias Foundation, Niemeyer Center, Pre-Romanic architecture…and more.
  • Situated very close to Picos de Europa Mountains and the Atlantic coast, it allows access to major winter and summer nature sports, as well as mountain and rural tourism.
  • The Center for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies is located in Asturias.
  • The Port of Gijon is able to receive cruise ships of any size.

Despite Volotea (Tenerife South and Munich) adding new services from Asturias in S17, the domestic and German markets are still underserved.

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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 Asturias Airport (the red square), and the nearest Aena’s airports in the area (Santander and Leon Airports). Aeropuerto de Asturias' catchment covers most of Spain's northern coast, attracting year-round tourism, VFR and business traffic.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 768,900.
  • 60-minute catchment: 996,900.
  • 120-minute catchment: 1,900,000.

Oviedo is famous for its natural cider (sidra) and its dairy products – and foremost cheese, of which over 40 different varieties are produced in the region. Besides agriculture, the region also boasts a significant industrial and chemical sector and is the major production site of Bayer Healthcare's acetylsalicylic acid, the main ingredient of Aspirin.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Besides a significant potential for growth for international arrivals, the airport has also a very high business share of 31%. Recent improvements include extension of the terminal facilities and the completion of a new 1,450m taxiway with runway rapid exit taxiway.


  • Asturias Airport is located in the municipal district of Castrillón, 15 kilometres from Aviles, 41 kilometres from Gijon and 46 kilometres from Oviedo.

Road Access

  • The airport can be accessed by both the A8 motorway and by the N632 national highway.

Bus Access

  • Airport-Aviles-Gijon- Oviedo line.

Infrastructure & Operations

Asturias runway
  • Runway(s): One (2,200m).
  • Slot Coordinated: Facilitated.
  • Operating hours:
    • Summer season: 05:30-21:45;
    • Winter season: 06:30-22:45.
  • Terminals: One.
  • AIP: Aeronautical Information Publication

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

For more regional information go to:

Vital statistics

2018 figures

  • Passengers (commercial):
    • Domestic: 1.2 million;
    • International: 182,600.
  • Air Transport Movements: 99% scheduled flights; 1% charter flights.
  • Freight: 33 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Iberia, Vueling, Volotea, Iberia Express and Air Europa.


Airport charges
Annual Report