Asturias Airport (OVD/LEAS)

Printable Version
Hide routes

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 Vienna 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 Iberia Express (London Heathrow), Vueling (London Gatwick) and Volotea (Venice Marco Polo) adding new services from Asturias in S16, the domestic market to the Canary Islands is still underserved.

Marketing and other support

See the incentive scheme Aena offers airlines in 2016 and discover which 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;
  • Note: A 1.9% reduction in all the airport charges will be effective on 1st March 2016.

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, temporary discounts on parking, VIP lounges, shops and F&B, 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

To contact the local authorities, please go to

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Asturias Airport (the green square), and the nearest Aena’s airports in the area (Santander & 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: 705,807.
  • 60-minute catchment: 946,364.
  • 120-minute catchment: 1,371,408.

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 40%. 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

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

For more regional information go to:

Vital statistics

2015 figures

  • Passengers (commercial):
    • Domestic: 978,333.
    • International: 137,863.
  • Air Transport Movements: 98% scheduled flights; 2% charter flights.
  • Freight: 64 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Vueling, Iberia, Air Europa, easyJet and Volotea.


Airport charges

Annual Report

Annual and CR inform 2015