Other major reasons to serve this airport
- New terminal building opened in July 2011 that increases its capacity to 3 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.
- La Palma Airport has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environmental Management System, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
- La Palma Airport has received various acknowledgements from the National Police Corps for collaboration and support with several institutions.
- La Palma Airport was certified by the Spanish Aviation Agency (AESA), according to EU 139/2014 regulation.
Marketing and other support
- For new routes;
- For increasing number of passengers on a route: on long-haul routes, on airports with less than 3 million passengers and seasonal airports during the off-peak season;
- Off-peak days;
- Connecting flights;
- Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 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: 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/airport-marketing.html
Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain): firstname.lastname@example.org
Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at email@example.com
- There are 2.1 million people living across the Canary Islands.
- 81,863 people are living in La Palma.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- 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: Airport Information Publication (AIP)
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- Canary Island government
- Biosphere Reserve Consortium
- National park “Caldera de Taburiente”
- Tourism in Canary Island
- Tourism in Spain
- Passengers (commercial): 1,000,000 domestic passengers; 378,300 international passengers.
- Air Transport Movements: 94% scheduled flights; 6% charter flights.
- Freight: 565 tonnes.
- Largest carriers (Top five): Binter, Iberia Express, Condor, Canary Fly and Air Europa.