León Airport (LEN/LELN)


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León's rich cultural heritage and gastronomy attract some 400,000 tourists per year – a number which is forecast to rise by up to 30% with the completion of the city's new 'Palacio de Congresos' in 2018.

Bull fights and street processions are the highlights of León's Semana Santa at Easter. Then, in June, the whole city celebrates midsummer with street markets, bonfires and fireworks during the San Pedro and San Juan festivities.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • León is located strategically between the centre and north-west of Spain.
  • León has important cultural and gastronomic attractions, and is a important city on the Way of St. James.
  • The region of León has wonderful landscapes full of native flora and fauna that have attained the status of National Park.
  • The city is very close to the Picos de Europa mountains, giving access to a lot of winter and summer nature sports, as well as mountain and rural tourism.
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Ambitious to use the new terminal’s full potential, the airport is keen on strengthening its domestic route network and attracting scheduled services to major European airports such as London and Paris.

Marketing and other support

INCENTIVES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SPANISH AIRPORTS 
See the incentive scheme Aena offers airlines in 2016 and discover which suits your type of operation best:
  • For increasing number of passengers on a route;
  • Seasonality;
  • Off-peak days;
  • Connecting flights;
  • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • Note: A 1.9% reduction in all the airport charges will be effective on 1st March 2016.

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, temporary discounts on parking, VIP lounges, shops and F&B, 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

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from León Airport (the green square) and the nearest airports in the area. Located 300 kilometres from Santiago de Compostela, León is the last major city on the Way of St James, and an ideal starting point for pilgrimages.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 217,606.
  • 60-minute catchment: 358,011.
  • 120-minute catchment: 2,019,073.

Prominent in wine production, the region also boasts an important technology, telecommunications and energy sector which undertakes significant research and development in collaboration with the city’s university.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Opened in 1999, following a runway extension to 3,000m in 2007, the new 7,200m2 passenger terminal was inaugurated in 2010.

Geography

  • León Airport is located nine kilometres from the provincial capital.

Road Access

  • Access to the airport by road is from the N-120 León-Astorga road.

Infrastructure & Operations

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Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

For more information about León and its region, go to:

Vital statistics

2015 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 31,285 domestic passengers; 7,000 indirect passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 74% scheduled flights; 26% charter flights.
  • Largest carriers: Air Nostrum and Evelop Air.

Financials

Airport Charges

Annual Report

Annual and CR inform 2015