Other major reasons to serve this airport
- New terminal building opened in July 2011 that increases its capacity to three million passengers annually.
- Island with important tourism attractions: nice beaches and nature reserves.
- Good facilities to play sports such as sailing, diving, etc.
- Interesting site for astronomy and observation at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory.
Marketing and other support
- For increasing number of passengers on a route;
- 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
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): firstname.lastname@example.org
Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at email@example.com
- There are 2.1 million people living across the Canary Islands.
- 83,500 people are living in La Palma.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
ATTRACTIVE FISCAL AND ECONOMIC INCENTIVES: The island’s “special status” within the EU permits it to have reduced direct and indirect taxation as well as various fiscal incentives and economic aid for business investment:
- Reduced Taxation
- Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) – A low Corporation Tax Zone (4%) that promotes the establishment of new businesses, conditional upon minimum levels of investment and job creation.
- Discount for production of tangible assets – An incentive that offers a 50% reduction on tax liability on profits attributed to production and industrial activities.
- Canary Islands General Indirect Tax – A tax that is similar to VAT but specific to the Canary Islands and with lower applicable rates. The general rate is 7%.
- Special taxes – The taxes on fuels, alcoholic drinks, and certain types of transport are significantly lower than those in the rest of the EU.
- The airport is situated about eight kilometres from the capital of the island, Santa Cruz de La Palma.
- Public access to the airport is from Santa Cruz de La Palma, along the motorway LP-2, which crosses beneath the runway through a tunnel and then rejoins the motorway to Fuencaliente via Hoyo de Mazo, the LP-138.
- Line 500: Santa Cruz de la Palma-Los Cancajos-Airport.
Infrastructure & Operations
- Runway(s): One (2,200 metres).
- Slot Coordinated: Facilitated.
- Operating hours: Summer 07:00-20:30 – Winter 08:00-21:30.
- Terminals: One.
- AIP: http://www.enaire.es/csee/Satellite/navegacion-aerea/es/Page/1078418725163/?other=1083158950596&other2=1083857758666#ancla326
For more regional information please go to
- Canary Island government
- Biosphere Reserve Consortium
- National park “Caldera de Taburiente”
- Tourism in Canary Island
- Tourism in Spain
- Passengers (commercial): 709,997 domestic passengers; 252,244 international passengers.
- Air Transport Movements: 91% scheduled flights; 9% charter flights.
- Freight: 565 tonnes.
- Largest carriers (Top 10): Binter+Naysa, Canary Fly, Condor, Iberia Express and airberlin.