International Airports In Spain
Below you will find a list of all the major International airports in Spain, as well as the IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) codes of all the International airports. Each airport has its own code IATA and ICAO and these codes are used to identify the airport. The IATA code is a three digit code and is used by the airlines for timetables and scheduling, reservations and bookings and also used on luggage labels. You will usually see the IATA code of an airport when your are searching for flights and the code is displayed in brackets after the airport name. The ICAO codes are four digits and are usually used by Air Traffic Control and for airline operations and flight planning. The ICAO code of an airport is not normally displayed your itinerary or luggage labels.
What Is An International Airport
Basically, an airport is regarded as an international airport if it has the facilities to offer and accept International flights to and from other countries. These facilities usually include longer runways to accommodate the take off and landing of larger commercial aircrafts and also have Customs and immigration procedures in place.
International flights are usually undertaken by larger aircrafts and some of the smaller airports that do not have the facilities such as long runways, simply cannot accept these flights. Some of the smaller airports in Spain only have the facilities to accept smaller aircrafts and as a result only receive Domestic flights. Domestic flights are simply flights that are within the same country.
International flights are flights that depart from one country and land in a different country. This means that all the International airports in Spain receive flights from different countries around the world. Many of the International airports in Spain receive both Chartered and Scheduled flights from a wide number of different countries throughout the world..
The larger International airports in Spain will generally have a better choice of flights and airlines to choose from when you are searching for flights and will offer a more regular schedule of flights.
If you are searching for a flight to a specific destination or region in Spain, you may find that that destination or resort actually has its own airport that services the area. However, you may also find that when you try to find a flight to that particular airport, it is not possible to fly into the airport from your place of origin. This may be because that particular airport does not accept International flights or simply does not have an airline that flies into it from your country. If this is the case, you will need to choose one of the larger International airports close to the destination or resort of your choice.
Difference Between Domestic Airport An International Airports
When you are flying to or from an International airport, you will be required to undertake several security procedures. These procedures generally include passing through migration, immigration and customs. These are all necessary procedures that are in place and that are required to be undertaken if you are flying on International flights.
If you are flying to Spain on an International flight, you will need to ensure you have all the correct documentation required for travel. This documentation will include a valid passport and it is advisable to check you have a valid passport before you travel.
List Of International Airports In Spain
Spain has a large number of airports that offer both Domestic and International flights and if you are looking for a list of airports in Spain that provide International flights, hopefully the list below will be of benefit to you. In the list below, we have included the town or city to the airport is closest to and also which region or Municipality of Spain the airports are located. Hopefully, as a result this will help you find the closest airport to your chosen destination.
|Airport Name||IATA||ICAO||Town, City||Region/Municipality|
|Alicante Airport orEl Altet Airport||ALC||LEAL||Alicante||Valencia/Murcia/Costa Blanca|
|Almería International Airport||LEI||LEAM||Almeria||Andalusia/Almeria|
|Asturias Airport||OVD||LEAS||Oviedo/Aviles||Asturias /Castrillón|
|Barcelona International AirportorEl Prat De Llobregat Airport||BCN||LEBL||Barcelona||El Prat de Llobregat/ Catalonia|
|Fuerteventura Airport||FUE||GCFV||Fuerteventura/ Puerto del Rosario||Canary Islands|
|Girona-Costa Brava Airport||GRO||LEGE||Girona||Catalonia/ Costa Brava|
|Granada AirportorFederico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport||GRX||LEGR||Andalusia /Granada|
|Gran Canaria Airport||LPA||GCLP||Las Palmas||Canary Island|
|Huesca-Pirineos Airport||HSK||LEHC||Aragon /Huesca|
|Ibiza Airport||IBZ||LEIB||Ibiza & Formentera||Balearic Islands|
|Jerez Airportor La Parra Airport||XRY||LEJR||Jerez De La Frontera||Andalusia|
|La Caruna Airport||LCG||LECO||Caruna||Culleredo|
|Lanzarote Airport||ACE||GCRR||Arrecife||Canary Islands|
|La Palma Airport||SPC||GCLA||Breña Baja & Villa de Mazo||Canary Islands|
|León Airport||LEN||LELN||Castile and León|
|Logroño-Agoncillo Airport||RJL||LELO||Logrono||La Rioja|
|Mahon Airport – Menorca||MAH||LEMH||Menorca||Balearic islands|
|Matacán Airport||SLM||LESA||Salamanca||Castile and León|
|Murcia-San Javier Airport||MJV||LELC||Murcia|
|Palma de Mallorca AirportorSon Sant Joan Airport||PMI||LEPA||Mallorca/Majorca||Balearic islands|
|San Sebastián Airport||SAN||LESO||San Sebastián – Donostia, Gipuzkoa||Basque Country, Hondarribia|
|Santander Airport||SDR||LEXJ||Santander / Cantabria||Cantabria|
|Santiago de Compostela Airport||SCQ||LEST||Santiago de Compostela, Galicia||Galicia|
|SevilleorSan Pablo Airport||SVQ||LEZL||Seville||Andalusia|
|Son Bonet Aerodrome||LESB||Palma De Mallorca|
|Tenerife South Airport||TFS||GCTS||Canary Islands|
|Valencia Airport||VLC||LEVC||Valencia / Manises / Costa del Azahar||Valencia|
|Valladolid Airport||VLL||LEVD||Valladolid||Castile and León|
|Vigo-Peinador Airport||VGO||LEVX||Vigo, Galicia||Galicia – Redondela|
|Vitoria Airport||VIT||LEVT||Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava||Basque Country|
|Zaragoza Airport||ZAZ||LEZG||Zaragoza / Aragon||Aragon|
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