Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB)


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From the 1970s onwards, the Balearic island of Ibiza has developed into a tourism hotspot. Famous for its animated nightlife, the island also offers many contrasts as well as enormous unexploited opportunity for route development.

World Heritage Site Ibiza (‘Eivissa’) is an ideal location for (water) sport enthusiasts and has over 800km of cycle routes. Cultural events and traditional festivals include the year-round Las Dalias Hippie and Night Market, the three-day sailing regatta ‘Ruta de la Sal’ and the Eivissa Medieval festival.

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.

Diners enjoy a warm, tranquil evening in Eivissa, the capital of the Pitiusas 'Pine Islands'. Ibiza is keen on diversifying its tourism to attract more visitors to its cultural and natural heritage. Over 20 new routes were opened in 2014, including new services from airlines including germanwings, Vueling, British Airways and Austrian Airlines.

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.
    • 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.
  • 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).
  • Possible cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):  infosmile@tourspain.es
  • Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at  airlinebox@aena.es
Ibiza catchment

A lot of people like Ibiza – including up to 5,000 who visit Amnesia each night – three times winner of “Best Global Club”.

Catchment Area

  • 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.

 

The island has heavily invested in cruise and yacht tourism, by developing and enlarging Ibiza town harbour and marina. It is also eager to promote its high-quality ecological produce.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

The holiday does not end at the airport - superb retail, offering world-leading brands, keeps the experience lingering at departure. Madrid is well served by competitive services.

Ibiza Airport

Geography

  • The airport is located 7.5 kilometres to the south-west of Ibiza.

Road Access

  • 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.

Bus Access

  • 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

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Vital statistics

2013

  • 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.

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report