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

  • Leon is located strategically between the centre and north-west of Spain. It is a first class destination for the cultural tourism thanks to its remarkable national heritage and historic monuments such like the Cathedral, San Marcos and San Isidoro for instance.
  • Astorga is a village located 51 km from León that is worth visiting: the Palacio Episcopal, by Antonio Gaudí, and the Cathedral of Santa María are some of the most relevant spots.
  • Leon has important cultural and gastronomic attractions, and is a relevant city in the Way of St James.
  • The region of Leon has wonderful landscapes full of native flora and fauna that have attained the status of National Parks.
  • Very close to Picos de Europa Mountains, giving access to a lot of winter and summer nature sports, as well as mountain and rural tourism.
  • Information about COVID-19 measures in place can be found at Info COVID-19.


Leon marketing

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

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: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/incentives.html

Extraordinary-incentive-operation-recovery-W20Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. CLICK TO EXPAND
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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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/airport-marketing.html

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

Market information: statistics & 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: 237,102.
  • 60-minute catchment: 453,076.
  • 120-minute catchment: 2,001,772.

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.


  • 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

Leon airport

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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

Vital statistics

2019 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 54,300 domestic pax; 11,700 international pax.
  • Flights: 79% scheduled; 21% charter.
  • Largest carrier: Air Nostrum.



Airport Charges

Annual Report