FGL Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX/LEGR)

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Located between the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Costa Tropical, the lesser-known neighbour of Costa del Sol, Granada is one of the few places to offer both quality skiing and sunbathing weekend breaks… even one day is enough, if you are short on time.

Granada is both a major tourist and cultural centre of Spain – the medieval heart is a UNESCO Heritage Site, the Sacremonte Caves attract tourists and locals alike for a glimpse of real flamenco.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Region with strong economy and important tourism attractions; the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is visited by more than three million tourists every year.
  • The province of Jaen also contains two Renaissance cities, Úbeda and Baeza, both recently declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The province is one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world. It produces around 20% of all world production and 50% of Spanish production.
  • Tourists enjoy skiing in Sierra Nevada, a resort with more than 100 kilometres of slopes, sunny weather and wonderful snow. In the summer season, its marvelous beaches are also very popular.
  • High-yield catchment area.

Granada's Chamber of Commerce actively promotes the region, engaging with a range of local companies and institutes, including University of Granada, an 80,000 student-strong institution spread over five different campuses in the city.

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

To contact the local authorities, please go to

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from FGL Granada-Jaen Airport (the red square) and the nearest airports in the area (Cordoba, Malaga and Almeria airports). The Fiesta de Cascamorras takes place in Guadix and Baza each September in which the two towns ritually re-create an ancient fight for possession of a statue of Our Lady of Mercy. The festival has become a first-class tourist attraction, and also an opportunity to get thoroughly filthy for three days.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 652,874.
  • 60-minute catchment: 1.177,459.
  • 120-minute catchment: 3,703,947.

Unspoilt by heavy industry, Granada focuses on service sectors. Besides tourism, the city makes the best use of its qualities to attract conferences and conventions. Meanwhile, the 80,000-strong university, when supplemented with other educational establishments, means the student population easily exceeds 100,000 highly mobile people.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Granada serves a region with considerable potential for international services. However, domestic services to Asturias, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia and Ibiza are also a priority.


  • Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaen Airport is located 17 kilometres from Granada and 106 kilometres from Jaen.

Road Access

  • From Granada you arrive directly at the airport taking the motorway A-92, direction Seville. From Jaen, take the A-44 to Granada, and then the A-92, direction Seville.

Bus Access

  • Line: Airport-Granada.

Infrastructure & Operations

Granada Airport

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 726,091 domestic passengers; 22,893 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 99% scheduled flights; 1% charter flights.
  • Freight: 6.5 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Vueling, Iberia, Air Nostrum, Air Europa and BA Cityflyer.


Airport charges

Annual report