Castellón Airport (CDT/LECH)

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Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • 120 kilometres of beaches (awarded with blue flag status).
  • Major music festivals (audience: Arenal sound festival –  260,000 people; Rototom –  250,000 people; FIB – 115,000 people).
  • Wide choice of spas and wellness resorts (400,000 tourists enjoy health & wellness programmes).

The airport will offer comprehensive marketing support for new routes.

The airport opened in September 2015 when Ryanair launched flights from London Stansted and Bristol. The carrier also links Castellon to Sofia while Blue Air now serves the airport from Bucharest, with both receving marketing support for thier new services.

Marketing/and other support

  • Castellón is the first airport in Spain to be managed by a private company.
  • Competitive aeronautical fares.
  • Incentives on landing and passenger fees (75% discount Year 1 – 50% discount Year 2 – 25% discount Year 3).
  • Comprehensive marketing support for new routes.
  • Free car parking for passengers.

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Airport Catchment area

  • City of Castellón – 250,000 inhabitants.
  • Castellón Province – 605,000 inhabitants.
  • 60-min catchment area – 890,000 inhabitants (1,675,000 including Valencia).
  • 90-min catchment area – 2,307,000 inhabitants (3,093,000 including Valencia).

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Brand new facilities.
  • Strong agricultural sector (citrus, kakis, avocados, mangoes, pomegranates, watermelon, cauliflower, cabbage …).
  • Dynamic ceramic sector within Castellón area (Porcelanosa grupo, STN ceramica, Karimex,Keros ceramica, Institut de promocio ceramica …).
  • Abundant space in public and non-public areas.
  • 24/7 opening policy.


  • Castellón is the most northerly province of the Valenciana Community, and the second most mountainous in Spain. It offers a coastline with excellent beaches, stretching for more than 120 kilometres, adjacent to a diverse and natural interior which cannot fail to move the visitor. The province of Castellón is a tourist destination whose charms and contrasts can be enjoyed 365 days a year.
  • Direct motorway access.
  • 500 parking spaces.
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    Castellón is directly linked to nine cities with bus facilitation:

    • Castellon railway station
    • Alcossebre
    • Benicarlo
    • Benicassim
    • Oropessa del mar
    • Peniscola
    • Valencia
    • Viranos
    • Torreblanca


    The airport has eight nose-in stands that are capable of handling aircraft including the 737-800, A320. The airport is also able to handle the A350 and 777.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runway: One (2,700 x 45 metres).
  • Slot co-ordinated: No slot constraints.
  • Operating hours: From Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00. The airport may be opened outside these hours upon request submitted by the airline company to the airport management.
  • Terminals: One – 10,500 square metres.
  • Stands: Eight aircraft stands – all nose-in.

Equipped with completely new infrastructure, the airport can handle up to two million passengers per year.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • Equipped with completely new infrastructure, Castellón Airport can handle over two million passengers per year.

Vital statistics

  • Commenced operations in September 2015 when Ryanair launched flights from London Stansted and Bristol.
  • Four routes are now served by Ryanair (Bristol, London Stansted and Sofia) and Blue Air (Bucharest).
  • Largest airlines: Ryanair and Blue Air.


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