Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ/LEST)


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The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Santiago de Compostela was the final destination of the 9th century Way of St. James – which still attracts 200,000 pilgrims annually.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Please, contact the Aena S.A. Route Development Marketing Team for detailed information.
  • 2.6 million population within two hours driving from Santiago de Compostela Airport.
  • Important cultural, gastronomic and heritage offer.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral, built from 1075 to 1122, is the place where St. James is buried and the final destination of the 9th century Way of St. James – and still attracts 200,000 pilgrims annually.
  • The Galician coast is famous for its seafood and for the Islands Cíes.
  • Potential new routes across Spain, Europe and North & South America.

Santiago de Compostela has seen the opening of four new routes in 2017, two from Lufthansa (Frankfurt and Munich) and one each from easyJet (Milan Malpensa) and Iberia (Funchal).

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

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Santiago Airport (the red square), and the nearest airports (A Coruña and Vigo airports). Besides its significant religious tourism, Santiago de Compostela is also a conference city with some 100 annual congresses and exhibitions and 100 concerts in the 'Auditorio de Galicia'.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 283,102.
  • 60-minute catchment: 1,486,217.
  • 120-minute catchment: 2,522,406.

Although the city's economy and commerce is rooted in its university and the Way of St James, Santiago de Compostela's industry has diversified into several sectors including automotive, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and banking.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Opened in 2011, the new terminal, control tower and other facilities allow Santiago de Compostela to handle up to four million passengers per year.

Geography

  • Santiago de Compostela Airport is situated about 10 kilometres to the north-east of the city.

Road Access

  • Access to the airport is via the national motorway N-547, which links Santiago de Compostela with Lugo. The turning is 13 kilometres to the east of the city. It can also be accessed via the dual carriageway that links the Santiago ring road to the national motorway N-547.

Bus Access

  • Airport-A Coruña.
  • Airport-Lugo.
  • Airport-Santiago.
  • Airport-Sobrado.

Infrastructure & Operations

Santiago runway

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial):
    • 1,965,381 domestic passengers.
    • 541,413 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements:
    • 99% scheduled flights.
    • 1% charter flights.
  • Freight: 2,297 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia Express, easyJet and Air Europa.

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report