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
Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers in 2018 and discover which one suits your type of operation best:
- 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): 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.
- 81,300 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): 881,625 domestic passengers; 397,185 international passengers.
- Air Transport Movements: 91% scheduled flights; 9% charter flights.
- Freight: 617 tonnes.
- Largest carriers (Top five): Binter+Naysa, Canary Fly, Iberia Express, Condor and Thomson Airways.