Jerez Airport (XRY/LEJR)

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Jerez: The City of Flamenco, Andalusian horses and, of course, sherry. Every May, the Feria del Caballo attracts thousands of visitors who celebrate with the region's signature dry sherry.

The 'City of Flamenco' itself is also famous for its Andalucían horses − put through their paces at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • The region of Cadiz has 260 km of wonderful, sandy beaches known as Costa de la Luz. Many of them virgin, are ideal for the practice of nautical sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing. The most exploited resorts have wonderful golf courses where tourists can practice their favorite sport with an average annual temperature of 19ºC.
  • The extensive network of National Parks, Doñana and Sierra de Grazalema for instance, allows nature lovers tourist to enjoy a wide range of active tourism like hiking, horse riding, climbing and canyoning among others.
  • Jerez, well known by its Sherry, is the home of the Carthusian horse and the Fighting Bull, the cradle of flamenco, a city of motor racing and site of a city center declared as historical and artistic significant.
  • Jerez is the home of the Spanish Motorcycle World Championship since 1987 and has hosted seven F1 Grand Prix.
  • High yield catchment area.
  • Jerez Airport has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environmental Management System, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
  • Jerez Airport has received various acknowledgements from the National Police Corps for collaboration and support with several institutions.
  • Jerez Airport was certified by the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), according to EU 139/2014 regulation.
  • Information about COVID-19 measures in place can be found at Info COVID-19.


With a high percentage of leisure travellers (83%), the airport is especially keen on attracting new routes to France, Germany, Ireland and Italy, as well as domestic routes to A Coruna, Valencia and Bilbao.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers in 2020 and discover which one suit your type of operation best:
  • Operation recovery.
  • Seasonality.
  • Off-peak days.
  • Connecting flights.
  • Freight: Exempted of cargo charge from the 5th of July 2014
  • Airport charges decrease on average by 2,2% annually until 2021

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information, please visit:

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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.

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Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Jerez Airport (the red square) and the nearest airports in the area (Seville and Malaga airports). Jerez de la Frontera's economic advances has led to a constant rise in population numbers.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 790,968.
  • 60-minute catchment: 2,200,000.
  • 120-minute catchment: 3,538,150.

Besides the traditional and world-renowned sherry exports, the region also has extensive agricultural produce. Meanwhile, the 4.4km-long Circuito de Jerez hosts the Spanish Grand Prix MotoGP each year, attracting up to 300,000 spectators and generating a regional turnover of some €60 million.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Jerez Airport's leading carriers are Iberia, Condor, Ryanair, TUIfly and Vueling. Just over half of the airport's passengers are from overseas.


  • The airport is located eight kilometres north-east of Jerez de la Frontera, in the province of Cadiz.

Road access

  • The airport has direct access to the A-4 dual carriageway.

Bus access

  • Line M-050: Cádiz-Jerez-Airport.
  • Line M-051: Cádiz-El Pto. de Sta. Maria-Jerez-Airport.
  • Line M-052: Cádiz-Campus Puerto Real-El Puerto de Santa María-Jerez.
  • Line M-053: Cádiz-Jerez de la Frontera.
  • Line M-561: Jerez de la Frontera-Sanlúcar-Chipiona-Costa Ballena.
  • Line M-964: Chipiona-Sanlúcar de Barrameda-Jerez de la Frontera.
  • Line M-970: Sanlúcar-Jerez de la Frontera.
  • Line M-971: Sanlúcar-Jerez de la Frontera.

Train access

  • Line C1: Cádiz-Aeropuerto de Jerez.
  • Mid-Distance Line: Seville-Cádiz.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runway(s): One (2,300 m).
  • Slot Coordinated: Facilitated.
  • Operating hours: Summer 04:45-21:00 (+1h PPR); Winter 05:45-22:00 (+1h PPR).
  • Terminals: One.
  • AIP: Airport Information Publication (AIP)

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

For further information please check the following websites:

Vital statistics

2019 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 577,000 domestic pax; 543,700 international pax.
  • Flights: 97% scheduled; 3% charter.
  • Freight: 0,333 tons
  • Largest carriers: Iberia, Condor, Vueling, Ryanair and TUIfly.