Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR)


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Although many visitors never leave their resorts, Lanzarote's lunar landscape attracts ever more sport fans. Some of the world's most challenging events take place on the island, including the world-class Ironman Lanzarote Canarias Triathlon Spain.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Volcanic island that is a major tourism destination for sun, beaches, nature and sports.
  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993, with 12 (more than 40%) protected natural areas.
  • Oenology destination with vineyards adapted to guided visits with five different vineyards.
  • Strong interest of local authorities in opening new routes.
  • Its features make it a highly recommended location for fans of diving.

A series of volcanic eruptions hit Lanzarote three centuries ago, creating a truly unique landscape. Although the island remained off the beaten track for many years, it is now benefiting from the trend away from mass tourism. Local authorities are keen on improving the island's connectivity.

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers airlines in 2017 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 three million passengers and seasonal airports during the off-peak season;
  • Seasonality;
  • Off-peak days;
  • Connecting flights;
  • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • The Spanish Governement has approved an 11% reduction in all the airport charges in the period 2017-2021 (2.2% annually). It will be effective as of 1 March 2017.

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

MARKETING SUPPORT

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/promotional-marketing.html

Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain): infosmile@tourspain.es

Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at airlinebox@aena.es

To contact the local authorities, please go to http://www.turismolanzarote.com/index.jsp

The map shows other airports operated by Aena close to Lanzarote (the green square).

Catchment Area

  • There are 2.1 million people living across the Canary Islands.
  • 145,100 people are living in Lanzarote.

Fruit, long-matured wine, and sea salt are the export trademarks of Lanzarote. Their production reflects the difficult cultivation conditions on the lava-covered island and has grown to become a tourist attraction in its own right.

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.

Lanzarote Airport handled over six million passengers in 2016. After new facilities were built in 1999, the original terminal was turned into a museum. New services from the likes of Amsterdam, Barcelona, London Stansted, Birmingham, Brest and Paris CDG were welcomed to the island during 2017.

Geography

  • Lanzarote Airport is five kilometres from Arrecife, the island’s capital city, between the city limits of San Bartolomé and Tías.

Road Access

  • Access to the airport from the Arrecife-Yaiza (LZ-2) motorway.

Bus Access

  • Line 22 – Airport-Arrecife.
  • Line 23 – Arrecife-Airport-Playa Honda.
  • Line 161 – Playa Blanca-Puerto del Carmen-Airport.
  • Line 261 – Playa Blanca-Puerto del Carmen-Airport.

Infrastructure & Operations

Lanzarote runway

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Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 1.8m domestic passengers; 4.8m international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 84% scheduled flights; 16% charter flights.
  • Freight: 1,776 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Ryanair, Binter+Naysa, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and Jet2.com.

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report