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 amazing beaches and warm weather.
  • Wonderful spot for windsurfing.
  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
  • Good performance of existing facilities (hotels, golf courses…).
  • The airport has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environmental Management System, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
  • Fuerteventura Airport was certified by the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), according to EU 139/2014 regulation.

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

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;
  • Airport charges decrease on average by 2,2% annually until 2021

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/airport-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.
  • 113,275 people live 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 European Union.

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
  • Runway(s): One (3,406 m) and contingency runway.
  • Airfield with capacity for type E aircraft.
  • Slot Coordinated: Coordinated.
  • Operating hours: S: MON-THU, SAT: 06:30-22:00 (PS 1HR PPR); FRI, SUN: 06:00-21:30 (PS 90MIN PPR) W: MON-THU, SAT: 07:30-23:00 (PS 1HR PPR); FRI, SUN: 07:00-22:30 (PS 90MIN PPR).
  • Terminals: One.
  • AIP: Airport Information Publication (AIP)

For more information about Fuerteventura and its region go to:

Vital statistics

2017 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 1.3m domestic passengers; 4.6m international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 86% scheduled flights; 14% charter flights.
  • Freight: 947 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Ryanair, Binter+Naysa, TUIfly, Condor and Thomas Cook Airlines UK.


Airport charges

Annual report