Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO/LEGE)


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Costa Brava's rugged landscapes have served as a magnet, attracting artists of the greatest calibre. The legends of Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali live on with thousands visiting their museums every year.

Girona – Costa Brava Airport caters mostly to holiday-makers from Northern Europe. Lloret de Mar has long become a summer hotspot, but with rich cultural offering and the Pyrenees within an easy reach, Costa Brava has huge variety of appeal.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Girona is one hour driving from Barcelona.
  • The Girona region includes plenty of excellent beaches that have made the Costa Brava one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
  • The Salvador Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres houses the single largest, and most diverse, collection of works of the artist.
  • The excellent fish and seafood, the varied selection of vegetables and the wonderful beef make the gastronomy of Girona one of the most exquisite in Spain. L’Empordá, is the birthplace of Ferrán Adriá, one of the most famous and most awarded chefs in the world.

 

Costa Brava's visionary chef, Ferran Adrià, has turned Costa Brava into the ultimate destination for all lovers of molecular cuisine. Adrià's flagship restaurant, El Bulli, is located in the north of the costa and has become a destination in its own right.

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 drove from Girona Airport (the green square) and the nearest airports in the area (Barcelona, Reus and Lleida Airports). Girona's strong position, when combined with the Costa Brava's beauty, attract millions from throughout Europe. Around 6.8 million live within two hours of the airport, but the catchment is prevailingly inbound.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 613,290;
  • 60-minute catchment: 5,439,373;
  • 120-minute catchment: 6,835,813.

The largest share of Girona's traffic is generated by the dynamic tourism industry in the region.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Conveniently located for the Costa, Girona Airport receives a significant amount of charter traffic during the summer season. Connections into Eastern Europe also prove very popular with large immigrant communities living in the area.

Geography

  • Girona Airport is located approximately 12 kilometres from the provincial capital.
  • Barcelona is only 90 kilometres from Girona.
  • The catchment area in France is 3.6 million people.

Road access

  • The airport access is from the roads N-II, AP-7 (exit 8) and C-25. These roads have exits which join the 1,700-metre long road which leads to the airport.

Bus access

  • Airport-Andorra line.
  • Airport-Costa Brava Norte route line.
  • Airport-Costa Brava South line.
  • Airport-Girona line.
  • Airport-Lleida line.
  • Airport-Barcelona.

Infrastructure & Operations

Girona airport

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Vital Statistics

2015 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 40,090 domestic passengers; 1.7m international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 95% scheduled flights; 5% charter flights.
  • Freight: 96 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Ryanair, Transavia, Thomson Airways, Jetairfly and Ibertour.

Financials