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. It is necessary to highlight the existence of National Parks of Cornalvo and Monfragüe.
  • Cáceres and Mérida, located at the Extremadura Region, have been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Important Renaissance buildings of Old Quarter of Cáceres and Roman monuments of Archaeological ensemble of Mérida.
  • Good performance of existing facilities (hotels…).

Santiago runwayAena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. CLICK TO EXPAND

Santiago runwayAena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. CLICK TO EXPAND

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 new routes;
  • For increasing number of passengers on a route; on long-haul routes, on airports with less than 3 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;
  • 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.
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 Badajoz Airport (the red 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: 271,000 inhabitants.
  • 60-minute catchment: 574,400 inhabitants.
  • 120-minute catchment: 823,100 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.


  • 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


Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

For more Extremadura regional information go to:

Vital statistics

2018 figures

  • Passengers: 50,700 domestic passengers, 1,368 international.
  • Air Transport Movements: 99% scheduled flights; 1% charter flights.
  • Largest carriers: Air Nostrum.


Airport charges
Annual report