Badajoz Airport (BJZ/LEBZ)


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Badajoz is the most populous and economically the most significant city of the Extremadura province. With the Monfragüe National Park located on its doorstep, the area is also an EU designated Special Protection Site for birds, attracting each year over 80,000 bird spotters.

Besides an immense cultural and natural heritage, the region is also famous for its fiestas; the Semana Santa Cacereña – Cáceres' nine-day Easter Festival – and the Carnival of Badajoz attract over 100,000 visitors each year.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Region with important tourist attractions and a great biodiversity – in particular the Monfragüe and Cornalvo National Parks.
  • Caceres, located in the Extremadura Region, has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Important palaces and Roman monuments.
  • Good performance of existing facilities (hotels etc.).

Marketing and other support

INCENTIVES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SPANISH AIRPORTS 
 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: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/incentives.html

MARKETING SUPPORT

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: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/promotional-marketing.html

Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain): infosmile@tourspain.es

Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at airlinebox@aena.es

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Badajoz Airport (the green square), and the nearest airports in the area. Due to the city's close location to the border, Portuguese shoppers flood the city during the summer months.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 1,092,328 inhabitants.
  • 60-minute catchment: 1,740,419 inhabitants.
  • 120-minute catchment: 3,286,006 inhabitants.

Besides housing a flourishing tourism and service industry – partly due to its close location to neighbouring Portugal – the region is the main tobacco production growing area in Europe and famous for its pimentón de la Vera, red paprika.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

The most-needed scheduled domestic services for the Badajoz catchment include the holiday destinations of the Balearic and Canary Islands.

Geography

  • The airport is located 17 kilometres from the capital and 45 kilometres from Merida.

Road Access

  • Access to the airport is by an access road which branches off the N-V.

Infrastructure & Operations

badajoz-runway

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

For more Extremadura regional information go to:

Vital statistics

2015 figures

  • Passengers: 20,412 domestic passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 97% scheduled flights; 3% charter flights.
  • Largest carriers: Air Europa.

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report

Annual and CR inform 2015