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 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 for fans of diving.
  • The Lanzarote airport quality and environment certifications are: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 14064 and Canary government accessibility accreditation.
  • A Green Airport makes responsible use of natural resources, reducing energy consumption and promoting the use of renewable energy. An airport whose impact on the environment is minimal. Lanzarote Airport has Level 2 certification under ACI Europe’s Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme for its reduced carbon footprint
  • Aena has implemented the project ‘Green Airport’ at the Lanzarote airport, which will develop projects for the evaluation of different technologies with the goal of minimizing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. At the same time, the airport is trying to identify possible areas where use more efficient technologies. It will also assess the possibility of generating renewable energy by installing solar panels and wind turbines or biomass plants using.
  • Lanzarote 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.


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.

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.
  • Seasonality.
  • 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:

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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.

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Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at

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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.
  • 149,183 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


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.


  • 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
  • Runway(s): One (2,400m).
  • Slot Coordinated: Coordinated.
  • Operating hours: Summer 06:00 – 00:00; Winter 07:00 – 01:00.
  • Terminals: T1 (domestic and international flights) and T2 (inter-island flights).
  • AIP: Airport Information Publication (AIP)

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Vital statistics


2019 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 2.3 millions domestic pax; 5.0 millions international pax
  • Flights: 88% scheduled; 12% charter
  • Freight: 1,300 tons
  • Largest carriers (Top 5): Ryanair, Binter,, TUI Airways and easyJet.


Airport charges
Annual report