Vitoria Airport (VIT/LEVT)


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The ATC tower dominates the skyline at Vitoria-Gasteiz airport, serving the city where Frank Gehry's spectacular Marques De Riscal (wine hotel) also offers hospitality to those on a pilgrimage to the superb Rioja wine region.

Vitoria's Salburua Park is a 200 ha wetland Habitat of European Community Interest already enjoying an astonishing visitor rate exceeding 300,000.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Important operation of cargo traffic.
  • City with exceptional urban design.
  • Vitoria hosts two annual international music festivals: the International Music Festival/Course Vitoria-Gasteiz, and the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival.
  • European Green Capital in 2012.
  • Major Spanish wine region, home of the Rioja alavés and relevant cellars such as Marqués de Riscal (constructed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry) or Ysios (by the architect Santiago Calatrava).

Vitoria serves the home of the Rioja alavés, Marqués de Riscal, and Ysios where the outstanding winery was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava.

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

To contact the local authorities, please go to http://www.valenciaterraimar.org

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Vitoria Airport (the green square) and the nearest airports in the area (Santander, Burgos, Logroño, Pamplona, San Sebastian and Bilbao Airports). People asset: the route opportunities are matched by a dense catchment of four million within two hours.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 330,133.
  • 60-minute catchment: 2,406,484.
  • 120-minute catchment: 4,182,583.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Fourth largest Spanish airport in terms of cargo volume ‒ 46,371 tonnes of cargo processed in 2015.
  • Regional hub of DHL connecting to destinations all around Europe.

Airport cargo area features

Facilities:

  • More than 12,500 square metres of warehouses and offices for the use of cargo handling agents;
  • A 3,500-metre runway and a specific apron for cargo aircraft, which allows the operation of all types of aircraft;
  • Short distances between cargo terminals and parking sites;
  • It can attend to commercial flights on demand, at any time of the day, if requested following the indications on the Vitoria Airport website;
  • Simple and efficient infrastructure that speeds up the management of cargo, making faster delivery times possible and thus reducing costs.

Services:

  • Strategic location, in the Atlantic Arc, in the centre of a 300 km radius which includes some of the main economic and industrial hubs of the Peninsula (Madrid and Bilbao) and the south-west of France (Bordeaux and Toulouse);
  • Four handling operators with their own warehouses for handling goods and a controlled temperature storage facility for perishable goods.

For further details, please go to: http://www.aena.es/en/commercial/cargo.html

The airport facilities are modern and currently substantially under-exploited.

Geography

  • Vitoria Airport is located approximately nine kilometres north-east of the capital of Alava.

Road Access

  • N-624 road, connects Vitoria with Bilbao. The distance from the centre of the capital to the road accessing the airport is eight kilometres ‒ the journey takes up to 10 minutes depending on the transport option.

Infrastructure & Operations

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

Vitoria Airport

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Vital statistics

2015 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 7,174 domestic passengers; 3,813 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 2% scheduled flights; 98% charter flights.
  • Freight: 46,371 tonnes.

Financials

Airport Charges

Annual report

Annual and CR inform 2015