Fuerteventura Airport (FUE/GCFV)

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Always popular with the UK market, Fuerteventura is increasingly being visited by Germans and Scandinavians in greater number – however, several domestic routes are unserved along with other promising opportunities across Europe.

An amazing Atlantic coastline – the wreck of the historic liner SS America – now below the waves and one of a number of fascinating wreck dive sites – while calm Corralejo in the north of the island is a total contrast. Luxury resort infrastructure includes the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Fuerteventura has major tourism attractions with its marvelous beaches and warm weather.
  • Wonderful spot for windsurfing.
  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
  • Good performance of existing facilities (hotels, golf courses…).

Barely slipping below 25C, Fuerteventura takes the hard work out of destination marketing.

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives.

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 increasing number of passengers on a route;
  • 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: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/incentives.html


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: 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 other airports operated by Aena close to Fuerteventura (the green square). The new Antalya Park residential development and many others like it on the island mean that around 15% of Fuerteventura’s residents are foreign residents with a very high propensity to frequently travel.

Catchment Area

  • 2.1 million people living in the Canary Islands.
  • 107,500 people living in Fuerteventura.

With nearly 90% leisure traffic, tourism remains the most obvious source of development opportunity – although since the island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2009, sustainable tourism has been much-enhanced.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors


The island’s “special status” within the EU permits it to have reduced direct and indirect taxation as well as various fiscal incentives and economic aid for business investment:

  • Reduced Taxation
    • Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) – A low Corporation Tax Zone (4%) that promotes the establishment of new businesses, conditional upon minimum levels of investment and job creation.
    • Discount for production of tangible assets – An incentive that offers a 50% reduction on tax liability on profits attributed to production and industrial activities.
    • Canary Islands General Indirect Tax – A tax that is similar to VAT but specific to the Canary Islands and with lower applicable rates. The general rate is 7%.
    • Special taxes – The taxes on fuels, alcoholic drinks, and certain types of transport are significantly lower than those in the rest of the EU.

Modern facilities – increasingly popular in Germany and other prosperous markets.


  • Fuerteventura Airport is situated approximately five kilometres from the island’s capital, Puerto del Rosario.

Road Access

  • The access to the airport is by the road FV-2.

Bus Access

  • Line 3: Puerto del Rosario-Caleta de Fuste-Las Salinas.
  • Line 10: Puerto del Rosario-Morro Jable.
  • Line 16: Puerto del Rosario-Gran Tarajal.

Infrastructure & Operations

Fuerteventura Runway

For more information about Fuerteventura and its region go to:

Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 1.2m domestic passengers; 4.3m international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 83% scheduled flights; 17% charter flights.
  • Freight: 945 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Ryanair, Binter+Naysa, TUIfly, Condor and Thomas Cook Airlines.


Airport charges

Annual report