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 for humanity.
  • Interesting tourist offer including access to Pyrenees.

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.

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:


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.

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Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at

The map shows the population within a two-hour from Zaragoza Airport (the red square) and the nearest airports in the area. At a crossroads: Zaragoza is equidistant from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Toulouse, a favourable location, attracting major foreign investments, like Opel/GM, which has a factory now producing 200,000 cars annually.

Catchment Area

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


Emirates SkyCargo exclusively serves the Inditex logistical centre in Zaragoza supporting the fashion distributor's Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka operations across Europe. As a result, 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. 110,564 tonnes of cargo processed in 2016, including mainly garments.
  • Major cargo operators and freight forwarders including Emirates, Air Bridge Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo, Cargolux and Korean Air 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


  • More than 20,000 square metres of warehouses and offices for the use of cargo agents and 20,000 square metres 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 square metres (parking space for 747-400s and 747-8s).
  • 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 infrastructure that speeds up the management of cargo, making faster delivery times possible and thus reducing costs.


  • 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.

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The new terminal was opened shortly before Expo 2008 and handles some 425,000 passengers annually.


  • 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

Zaragoza Airport runway

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Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 107,136 domestic passengers; 311,549 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 94% scheduled flights; 6% charter flights.
  • Freight: 110,564 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers: Ryanair, Wizz Air, Air Europa, Volotea and Vueling.


Airport charges

Annual report