Seville Airport (SVQ/LEZL)

Printable Version
Hide routes

Flamenco, chilled sangria and bullfights – Seville is as Spanish as it gets. The grandeur of the past has been recognized worldwide and the city now has not one, but three UNESCO Heritage Sites.

There has been significant investment in advanced technologies – Seville is an Airbus Military stronghold and it also boasts the world's biggest solar energy plant. The Holy Week and the Feria de Abril are among the most famous and well-known events in Spain. The Cinema Festival has become more and more popular over recent years.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Region with a strong economy and a high-yield catchment area.
  • Seville has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the largest Gothic Christian cathedral in the world and the third largest church in the world, the Alcazar of Seville and the Archivo de Indias.
  • Tourists can enjoy wandering through the narrow streets and main avenues, seeing the magnificent monuments and buildings which contribute to the city’s fascinating heritage, many of them standing since the Moorish conquest in the 8th century.
  • Significant investment in advanced technologies. Seville is an Airbus stronghold, and also features the world’s biggest solar energy plant.
  • The Holy Week and the Feria de Abril are among the most famous and well-know events in Spain. The Cinema Festival is becoming more and more popular in recent years.

Seville Events

  • Semana Santa The spring season is the liturgical season in which Christians celebrate Easter. In Andalucía, especially Seville, is identified as the quintessential party. The celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the streets of the city dates back to the Middle Ages. Every year in spring, Seville becomes even livelier. During Easter, thousands of Sevillians go out on the streets to see the religious processions of different brotherhoods on their way to the Holy Cathedral. A full passionate week, which reaches its most important moment on early Friday morning, called ‘Madrugá’, with the most popular processions.
  • Fair of Seville Another reason to visit Seville is the April Fair. The origins of this fair lie in a popular cattle fair which, throughout the years, has become a show of folklore and non-stop fun. It is held a week or two after Easter. For one week many Sevillians spend their days at the fairgrounds made of hundreds of large tents called ‘casetas’, lined up in streets covered in an ochre coloured soil called ‘albero’ and lit by colourful paper lamps called ‘farolillos’. Visiting the fairgrounds in the morning or at noon is a good time to enjoy watching the horses, horse riders and horse drawn carriages, and in the evening the ‘casetas’ are lively and full of fun. Bullfight lovers prefer going to the bullring in the late afternoon.The tradition that women go to the April Fair wearing their flamenco dress is vital, in a ritual that is repeated year after year.

City Walks

  • La Macarena
  • El Barrio Santa Cruz
  • La Judería
  • El Parque de María Luisa
  • Triana y el Río
  • San Lorenzo y San Vicente y Alameda de Hércules
  • El centro comercial

Seville City Opera

The city of Seville is present in over 100 operas, some of the grand universal productions that been carrying Seville’s name beyond the city’s bounds for centuries; operas by Mozart, Beethoven, Bizet and other composers, who have brought it international fame, and amongst Europe’s old cities, have also made it one that crops up most frequently in the operatic repertoire. Seville, City Opera “is only one way to interpret this great scene and this great city.

Seville Taste

A destination where the cuisine and drink, is one of the main motivations for people visiting. In fact, in 2009, more than six million tourists said they had travelled to Spain attracted by its cuisine. Seville thus shows its rich cuisine.

Flamenco Biennial

The “Bienal de Flamenco” (Flamenco Biennial) is the most important festival dedicated to the universal art of flamenco, which finds its cradle in Seville. Flamenco has recently been declared Immaterial World Heritage by UNESCO, and the biennial showcases its best performers and artists in the fields of dance, guitar playing and singing.

The Biennial of Flamenco in Seville is held every two years since 1980, on even years.


  • Museum of Bellas Artes The Museum of Fine Arts Seville is the second best museum of paintings in Spain, coming only after El Pardo in Madrid.
  • Archeological zone Itálica The 20th century began with Itálica and its Amphitheatre being declared National Monuments in 1912. The Higher Council for Excavations was created, which rationalised the work carried out in the archaeological sites and, therefore, promoted the permanent recovery of the Roman city.

Top Monuments

Seville Tourist Office

Ed Laredo. Plaza de San Francisco, 19.
41004 Sevilla
Tel: +34 95 5471232
Fax: +34 95 5471233

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00-17:30. Weekends and holidays: 10:00-14:00.

Basilica of the Macarena. C / Becquer, 1.
41002 Sevilla
Tel: +34 954 901 896

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00-14:00.

Interpretation Center of the Exhibition of 29.
Paseo de las Delicias, 9
41013 Sevilla
Tel: +34 95 4234465

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00-14:00. Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-14:00.

Seville might be easily marketable, but it's a competitive environment. A number of carriers operate domestic services, while Germany still suffers from a lack of connectivity, with Hamburg and Stuttgart being unserved.

Marketing and other support

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;
  • 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:


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:

Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at

To contact the local authorities, please go to

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Seville Airport (the green square) and the nearest airports in the area (Malaga, Cordoba, Badajoz Jerez and Portuguese Algarve airports). Valuable people: Seville is the major cultural and economic center of the region, making up for an attractive catchment area of over four million within 120 minutes. 25% of airport users travel on business.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment area: 1,519,478 population.
  • 60-minute catchment area: 2,231,922 population.
  • 120-minute catchment area: 4,293,744 population.
  • Portuguese zones not included in these figures.

A place where business is done: The new Seville landmark building, the 180-metre, 40-floor Cajasol Tower was completed in November 2014. Besides Seville's FIBES Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos, the city also boasts the only inland maritime port in Spain.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Seville Airport – the iconic terminal was opened for the city's hosting of Expo 1992 – its architecture is heavily influenced by regional design.


  • Located 10 kilometres north-west of the city.

Road Access

  • From Seville, there is a connection to the national motorway A-4 towards Madrid, via the San Pablo motorway.

Bus access

  • Line EA: Airport Special.

Infrastructure & Operations

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

Seville runway

For more Seville region information please go to:

Vital statistics

2015 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 2.4m domestic passengers; 1.9m international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 98% scheduled flights; 2% charter flights.
  • Freight: 6,007 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Vueling, Ryanair, Iberia Express, easyJet and Transavia.


Airport charges

Annual report

Annual and CR inform 2015