Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ/LEZG)


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Peace dividend: Once a NATO base, the airport was commercialised in the 1990s and opened a new terminal in 2008. Stable links with Germany are particularly desired.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Important logistic centre for major worldwide companies.
  • Zaragoza has an important industry in the automotive & logistics areas.
  • Strategic location between Madrid, Barcelona and the South of France, which represents a great value from the logistic point of view and the cargo transportation.
  • The Mudejar art of Zaragoza is considered a World heritage of the Humanity.
  • Interesting tourist offer including access to Pyrenees.
  • Zaragoza Airport quality, environment and energy management systems certifications are: ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 50001.
  • Zaragoza Airport was named Best Airport by Size and Region (under 2 million passenger in Europe), at the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) awards given by the Airports Council International (ACI) in 2018.

With its mix of four European destinations (in the peak) Ryanair has developed a strong business at the airport. Other airlines offering scheduled services include Wizz Air, Air Europa, Vueling and Volotea.

Santiago runwayAena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. CLICK TO EXPAND
Santiago runwayAena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. CLICK TO EXPAND

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers airlines in 2018 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: Exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • Airport charges decrease on average by 2.2% annually until 2021.

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/airport-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 2 hours driving from Zaragoza Airport (the red square), and the nearest airports in the area.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 792,923 population.
  • 60-minute catchment: 1,102,288 population.
  • 120-minute catchment: 2,673,231 population.

 

Major cargo operators and freight forwarders at Zaragoza include Emirates, Air Bridge Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo, Cargolux and Korean Air. Zaragoza is Spain's third largest air cargo hub after Madrid and Barcelona.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Third Spanish airport in terms of volume of cargo. 166,800 tonnes of cargo processed in 2018, including mainly garments.
  • Major cargo operators and freight forwarders including Emirates, Qatar Cargo, Korean, Air Bridge Cargo or Cargolux connecting to destinations all around the world.
  • Overall, clothing products registered the strongest growth both in and out due to the presence in the area of Inditex.

Airport cargo area features

Facilities:

  • More than 20.000 m2 of warehouses and offices for the use of cargo agents and 20.000 m2 more of developed site for future installation of new first and second line companies.
  • Two runways, which allow every type of aircraft, and platform with more than 160.000 m2 (parking space for airplanes B747/400 y B747/800)
  • Short distances between cargo terminals and parking sites.
  • Open 24 hours a day.
  • EU-Approved Border Inspection Post (BIP) for animal products for human consumption, and facilities for controlling plant-based products. Several Government Services involved in airport operation available.
  • Simple and efficient infrastructures that speed up the management of cargo, making faster delivery times possible and thus reducing costs.

Services:

  • Strategic location, in the centre of a 300 km radius which includes the main economic and industrial hubs of the Peninsula (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao) and the south of France (Toulouse).
  • Three handling operators with their own warehouses for handling goods and a controlled temperature storage facility for perishable goods.
  • Integrated with the largest logistical platform in southern Europe, an intermodal transport hub (rail, road and air) making Zaragoza one of the most important logistics cities in Europe.

Cargo Incentive Scheme:

  • Freight is exempted of cargo charge from 5 July 2014.

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

The new terminal was opened shortly before Expo 2008 and handles some 436,000 passengers annually.

Geography

  • Zaragoza Airport is located approximately 10 kilometres south-east of the regional capital.

Road Access

  • The airport is accessed through two branches that come from the A-2 and N-125 and which also originate on the A-68. The average access time from the centre of Zaragoza is estimated between 15 and 20 minutes.

Bus access

  • Airport-Zaragoza.
  • Airport-Tudela-Pamplona.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runway(s): Two (3,718m; 3,032m).
  • Operating hours: Summer 04:45-21:00; Winter 05:45-22:00; H-24 all year for cargo aircraft.
  • Terminals: One (opened in 2008).
  • AIP: Airport Information Publication (AIP)
Zaragoza Airport runway

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Vital statistics

2017 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 162,800 domestic passengers; 326,300 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 96% scheduled flights; 4% charter flights.
  • Freight: 166,800 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers: Ryanair, Wizz Air, Air Europa, Volotea and Vueling.

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report