Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Ibiza and Formentera islands have consolidated themselves as one of the preferred tourist destinations for European travellers.
- Coves and beaches with transparent waters delight visitors: Ibiza has 56 beaches and 210 kilometres of coastline and Formentera has nine beaches and 66 kilometres of coastline.
- Declared World Nature and Culture Heritage by UNESCO.
- Museums and exhibition centres: Ibiza Medieval, Jazz Festival, Film Festival, Moda Adlib and crafts markets.
- Maritime sports, kayaking, diving, sailing.
- Mountain bike routes and hiking.
- Ibiza is renowned for its lively nightlife.
- There are ferries from the port of Sant Antoni and Ibiza Town to Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Denia, Formentera and Valencia.
Marketing and other support
- Incentives are available in the Spanish airports:
- Passenger growth incentive:
- 75% discount in the passenger charge for additional passengers on a route in year ‘n’ (payable 50% on year n+1 and 25% in n+2).
- 100% discount in the passenger charge if the route is to a new destination in year ‘n’ (payable 75% on year n+1 and 25% in n+2).
- Transfer incentive: 30% discount in passenger & security charges in 2014 and 35% in 2015.
- Seasonality incentive: 20% discount in passenger & security charges.
- Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014.
- Charges will have a maximum increase of 0% for the next ten years until 2025, as per the Royal Decree-Law 8/2014, published on the State Official Bulletin.
- Passenger growth incentive:
- PR support for new routes:
Aena offers Marketing Support actions for the opening of new routes, which may include:
- Opening flight ceremony:
- Dedicated area at the airport for the opening flight ceremony;
- Cocktail for the passengers of the opening flight ceremony;
- Invitation of relevant authorities, press, agencies and participants to boost profile of event.
- Water salute:
- Water cannon salute at the opening flight;
- Publicity at the airport:
- In the airport: publicity spaces (MUPI) and digital screens for publicity;
- On-Line: Promotional banner on the airport’s web page or at info-vuelos web page and promotion of the new route through the social media and other channels;
- Off-Line: Official press release with impact on major national media and press release at Aena’s magazine;
- Publicity outside the airport:
- Information in the UNAV (Unión de Agencias de Viaje -Travel Agencies Union) newsletter, that includes 120 members with 1,500 sales points and promotion of the route through the eSIPA* monitors (* Flight information platform installed at various hotels, fairs & conventions centres, and other placements outside the airport).
- Promotional discounts
- Discounts at airport’s parking, retail and food & beverages;
- Promotional flyer at Aena Aeropuertos’ website announcing the new routes and including the promotional discounts with airline logo to be delivered to the passengers.
- Base start-up
- Note: There are minimum conditions for the number of based aircraft and traffic growth associated in order to be eligible for these actions.
- Discount on the current official rate in the rental of check-in machines and/or check-in counters;
- Discount on the current official rate in the rental of offices, premises and commercial counters;
- Discount on the current official rate in the branding of the boarding gate area in line with the airline specifications;
- Special banner at info-vuelos website (1.7 million visits/month).
- Opening flight ceremony:
- Possible cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at email@example.com
- Ibiza’s whole population is 130,000, therefore, with a traffic base of nearly six million, the catchment is almost wholly inbound. The two islands – Ibiza and Formentera - are within one hour of the airport due to efficient ferry services.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- The airport is located 7.5 kilometres to the south-west of Ibiza.
- The main access to the airport is the E-20 (Ibiza-Airport) motorway. It is also possible to arrive by the PM-803 (Ibiza-San Jose) motorway.
- Route 10 runs between the airport and the Ibiza bus station, the ferry port of Formentera, the port and San Jorge.
- Route 9 runs between the airport, the town of San José and the tourist resort of San Antonio. This line is only available from 1 June to 30 September.
- Route 24 runs between the airport and the tourist resort of Sant Eulalia and Cala Nova. This line is only available from 1 June to 30 September.
Infrastructure & Operations
- Runway(s): One (2,800m).
- Slot Coordinated: Facilitated.
- Operating hours:
- Summer: 24h.
- Winter: 24h until 31 October; 0630-2300 UTC from 1 November.
- Terminals: One.
- AIP: http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/navegacion-aerea/es/Page/1078418725163/?other=1083158950596#ancla3
For more regional information go to:
- Balearic Islands Official Tourist Information (Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera)
- Consell d’Eivissa (Ibiza district council)
- San Josep de sa Talaia Town Hall
- Formentera Town Hall
- Tourism in Spain
- Passengers (commercial): 2,191,694 domestic passengers; 3,513,041 international passengers.
- Air Transport Movements: 77% scheduled flights; 23% charter flights.
- Freight: 2,200 tonnes.
- Largest carriers (Top 10): Ryanair, Vueling, easyJet, airberlin, Thomson Airways, Air Nostrum, Jet2.com, Air Europa, Thomas Cook Airlines and Monarch Airlines.