Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Vigo’s estuary is the city’s real treasure; it is protected by the Cíes Island, a natural park located 14 kilometres from the coast
- The beach of Rodas was once considered as the best in the world by the British newspaper The Guardian
- Vigo has the largest fishing port in Europe and hosts the European Fisheries Agency. It is also one of the leading industrial areas in Galicia with factories like PSA Peugeot Citröen and Pescanova
- Cuisine, sports and adventures are some of the region’s attractions. Vigo offers more than 705,000m2 of forest park where tourists can enjoy cycling, hiking and trekking, among other sports.
- Vigo Airport has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environmental Management System, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
- Vigo Airport was certified by the Spanish Aviation Agency (AESA), according to EU 139/2014 regulation.
Marketing and other support
- 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;
- Off-peak days;
- Connecting flights;
- Freight: Exempted of cargo charge since the 5 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
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): firstname.lastname@example.org
Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at email@example.com
- 30-minute catchment: 723,500.
- 60-minute catchment: 1,300,000.
- 120-minute catchment: 2,300,000.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- The airport is nine kilometres from Vigo’s city centre and 28 kilometres from the city of Pontevedra.
- The airport can be easily reached on the N-556 road from Vigo, N-555 from Redondela and A-52 from Orense. The two first roads also link up with the AP-9 motorway leading to Bayona, Pontevedra and Portugal.
- C9A: Plaza América – Airport (every 30 minutes).
Infrastructure & Operations
- Runways: One (2,385m).
- Operating hours: Summer 04:30-22:30 – Winter 05:30-23:30 UTC.
- Plus two hours – Prior permission required 30 minutes before airport closes. Hours extended only for cargo aircraft expressly authorised by the airport.
- Terminals: One.
- AIP: Airport Information Publication (AIP)
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
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- Passengers (commercial):
- 1,000,000 domestic passengers;
- 115,800 international passengers.
- Air transport movements: 99% scheduled flights; 1% charter flights.
- Freight: 1,100 tonnes.
- Largest carriers: Iberia, Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling and Air Nostrum