Other major reasons to serve this airport
- The terminal building has a capacity of 3 million annual passengers.
- In 2002 La Palma Island was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. It is known as “the pretty island” thanks to its charming beaches and almost intact natural resources of remarkable beauty. In the National Park of La Caldera de Taburientes people can explore one of the biggest craters in the world. The National Parks of Las Nieves and Cumbre Vieja attracts thousands of nature-lovers every year.
- Good facilities to play sports such as sailing, diving, etc.
- Interesting site for astronomy and observation at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, hot spot for star gazing thanks to the exceptional location of the island and its unbeatable clear sky.
- La Palma Airport has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environmental Management System, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
- As part of the environmental initiatives that La Palma Airport is implementing, it has installed photovoltaic modules as well as wind turbines.
- 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.
- Information about COVID-19 measures in place can be found at Info COVID-19.
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.
- 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: 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): email@example.com
Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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)
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): 1.1 million domestic pax; 368,500 international pax.
- Flights: 95% scheduled; 5% charter.
- Freight: 466 tons
- Largest carriers (Top 5): Binter, Iberia Express, Canary Fly, Condor and Air Europa.