Airports In Spain By Size
Throughout Spain there are a large number of airports and each one varies in size. Whether they are on the mainland or a situated on one of the many islands belonging to Spain, these airports can become very busy throughout the year, especially at peak times.
As you can imagine, many of the airports that are located throughout Spain do not all have the large amount of passenger traffic passing through them each year as the major International airports in Spain do. The major International airports in Spain generally service the larger cities and popular Spanish islands and as a result, are mostly located close to them or within easy access.
Although Spain itself does have a large number of airports servicing many of the smaller towns, resorts and cities, there are several major airports in Spain that have a very large number of passenger traffic of over 4 million per year.
This page is designed to help put a little perspective on the actual size of these airports in terms of passenger traffic and lists the 10 major airports in Spain by size of their passenger traffic.
Please Note: the figures for the flight arrivals, departures and movements that are mentioned below are not all passenger flights. Some of these flights are cargo flights too.
A List Of Airports In Spain By Size Of Passenger Traffic
Madrid Airport: Madrid Airport or Barajas Airport is the largest of all the airports in Spain in terms of passenger traffic. Servicing the city of Madrid, Madrid airport has over 45 million passengers passing through it each year with over 370, 000 flight arrivals and departures. Madrid Airport attracts both business and leisure passengers and can become very busy during the peak times.
Barcelona Airport: The second largest of all the airports in Spain in terms of passenger traffic is Barcelona Airport or ‘El Prat Airport’. Barcelona Airport has over 35 million passengers passing through its doors every year and has over 290,000 flight arrivals and departures to at the airport. Once again, just like Madrid, Barcelona Airport has a mix of both business and leisure passengers.
Palma De Mallorca Airport: Servicing the island of Mallorca/Majorca is Palma De Mallorca airport or as it is also known ‘Son Sant Joan Airport’ and this is the third busiest of all the Spanish airports with over 22.5 million passengers passing through it each year. The airport has over 173,000 flight arrivals and departures each year. Getting to and from the airport to the many resorts on the island is very easy.
Malaga Airport: Malaga Airport is the fourth busiest of the airports in Spain and has over 12.5 million passengers passing through the airport every single year. Malaga Airport has over 102,000 flight arrivals and departures at the airport in a 12 month period. As well as servicing Malaga itself, the airport is popular with people visiting the Costa Del Sol.
Gran Canaria Airport: Due to the warm all year round climate that the Canary Islands enjoy a steady stream of passengers throughout each month of the year. Due to this steady stream of traffic, Gran Canaria Airport finds itself as the fifth busiest of all the airports in Spain. Gran Canaria Airport has just under 10 million passengers per year and has over 100,000 flights arriving and departing at the airport each year.
Alicante Airport: Attracting just under 9 million passengers to the airport each year, Alicante airport finds itself as the sixth busiest airport in Spain. The airport has over 62,000 flight arrivals and departures each year.
Tenerife Airport: Just behind Alicante Airport with 8.5 million passengers every year is another one of the Canary Island airports Tenerife Airport. Tenerife Airport attract a large number of passengers throughout the year due to its warm climate all year round. The airport has approximately 59,000 flight arrivals and departures every year.
Ibiza Airport: Throughout the Summer months Ibiza Airport attracts a large number of visitors to the island. As a result of this large influx of people during these months, Ibiza Airport is the eighth busiest airport in Spain in terms of passengers traffic. Ibiza Airport service the island of Ibiza and has over 57,500 flight arrivals and departures each year.
Lanzarote Airport: Also known as Arrecife Airport, Lanzarote Airport services the island of Lanzarote. Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands and enjoy a warm climate all year round. As a result of this warm climate, it attracts a large number of tourists looking for Winter sun. Lanzarote Airport has over 5 million passengers each year passing through its doors and has over 444,500 flights arriving and departing each year.
Valencia Airport: The tenth busiest airport in Spain is Valencia which has over 4.7 million passengers passing through it each year. Valencia Airport has just under 60,000 aircraft movements each year
Seville Airport: Seville Airport or also known as San Pablo Airport has approximately 4.2 million passengers passing through the airport each year, and carries out around 48500 flight operations.
Bilboa Airport: Bilboa Airport has over 4 million passengers through its doors every year and has over 50,000 flights taking off and landing at the airport.
Girona Airport: Girona Airport at its peak has had over 2.8 million passengers using the airport and had 27,676 flight operations in one year.
Santiago de Compostela Airport: Santiago de Compostela Airport at present has around2.1 million passengers passing through its doors each year. However, with the new terminal in place, it canactually service up to 4 million passengers per year. It has over 19500 aircraft movements each year.
Asturias Airport: Asturias Airport has over 1.3 million passengers using the airport every year and manages to accommodate over 13,000 flight movements per annum.
Murcia–San Javier Airport: Murcia Airport usually handles around 1.1 million passengers each year and over 11,500 flight movements.
Santander Airport: Santander Airport has approximately 1.1 million passengers visiting it each year and there are over 15,000 flight operations at the airport each year.
Reus Airport: Reus Airport is relatively busy but just dips under the 1 million mark in terms of passenger traffic at the airport. The airport now handles around 16,112 flight operation each year.
Airports In Spain By Size Of Passenger Traffic Less Than One Million
Jerez Airport: Jerez Airport passenger traffic can fluctuate and is usually around 900,000 people per year. However, it has seen number rise to over 1.1 million and has had over 38,000 flight operations in one year.
A Coruña Airport: A Coruña Airport sees 845,000 passengers each year and has seen over 1 million passengers in a year. It usually has around 13,693 flight movements.
Vigo Airport – Vigo–Peinador Airport: Vigo Airport averages around 828,000 every year but it has also seen over 1 million pass through it door in a year. The airport usually handles over 11,000 aircraft movements each year.
Almeria Airport: Almeria Airport handles just under 750,000 passengers each year and around 12,500 aircraft movements.
Granada Airport (Federico García Lorca Airport): Granada Airport has annual passenger traffic of around 728,000 with over 11,000 flight arrivals and departures.
Valladolid Airport: Valladolid Airport handles approximately 378,000 passengers per year with over 6,500 flight operations.
San Sebastián Airport: Approximately 262,000 passengers pass through San Sebastián Airport every year and the airport handles over 9,000 flight operations.
Pamplona Airport: Pamplona Airport has over 190,000 passengers passing through its doors each year andhas around 7,500 aircraft movements.
Badajoz Airport: 65,642 passengers and 2,283 aircraft movements.
Lleida–Alguaire Airport: Around 61,679 passengers pass through the new Lleida–Alguaire Airport each year.
León Airport: León Airport sees just over 51,000 passengers every year and approximately 2,600 flight operations.
Vitoria Airport: Vitoria Airport has just over 24,000 passengers using its facilities each year and has around 6,800 flight movements.
Burgos Airport: Burgos Airport sees just over 21,000 passengers and just over 2,900 flight movements each year.
Logroño–Agoncillo Airport: Logroño–Agoncillo Airport has just over 19,000 passengers through its doors every year and manages around 2,630 operations
Córdoba Airport: With just over 9,800 passengers Córdoba Airport is one of the less busiest airports in Spain and has approximately 6300 aircraft operations per year.
Huesca Airport: Just 1,300 passengers pass through Huesca Airport each year and it has approximately 2,400 flight operations.
Hopefully the above information will help as a guide to the airports in Spain by size of their passenger traffic.