Asturias Airport


Asturias Airport
Asturias Airport
Aeropuerto de Asturias.jpg
IATA: OVDICAO: LEAS
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Location Asturias
Elevation AMSL 226 ft / 127 m
Coordinates 43°33′49″N 06°02′05″W / 43.56361°N 6.03472°W / 43.56361; -6.03472Coordinates: 43°33′49″N 06°02′05″W / 43.56361°N 6.03472°W / 43.56361; -6.03472
Map
OVD is located in Asturias
OVD
Location within Asturias
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,218 2,200 Asphalt

Asturias Airport, (IATA: OVDICAO: LEAS) is the main airport of Asturias, Spain, in Castrillón.

Asturias airport is located in Santiago del Monte, municipality of Castrillon, 15 km from Avilés, 40 km from Gijón and 47 km from Oviedo.

Traffic consists primarily of scheduled domestic flights to and from Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona, Tenerife Sur and Palma de Mallorca. Most international flights are to and from the United Kingdom, France and Belgium, as there are regular connecting flights to London-Stansted, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Brussels.

In 2007, the airport reached 1,560,830 passengers, managed 19,149 operations and moved 196 tonnes of freight.

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Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Palma de Mallorca
Air Europa Lanzarote, Madrid, Tenerife-South
Air France operated by Régional Paris-Charles de Gaulle
EasyJet Lisbon [begins 18 April 2012],[1] London-Stansted
EasyJet Switzerland Geneva
Iberia Madrid
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Alicante, Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, Málaga, Seville, Valencia
Spanair Barcelona, Madrid
Vueling Barcelona

History

The airport first opened on 11 June 1968. The first commercial route was established with Madrid and soon after another route came into operation, which linked Santiago de Compostela with Barcelona via Asturias and Bilbao.

In 1980, the airport underwent its first major expansion in preparation for the 1982 football World Cup in Spain. The airport has experienced continuous changes and expansion since.

Statistics

Year Passenger Numbers Air Cargo (kg.) Flight Operations
2001 816,087 (19th) 641,241 (22nd) 12,526 (27th)
2002 774,317 (20th) 577,235 (22nd) 12,036 (27th)
2003 839,814 (24th) 484,441 (23rd) 12,867 (27th)
2004 943,992 (22nd) 420,256 (24th) 14,198 (26th)
2005 1,251,495 (21st) 230,201 (28th) 17,535 (21st)
2006 1,353,030 (21st) 199,437 (25th) 17,987 (26th)
2007 1,560,830 (20th) 196,741 (26th) 19,148 (28th)
2008 1,530,248 (19th) 139,455 (25th) 18,371 (26th)
2009 1,316,088 (20th) 113,149 (24th) 16,033 (27th)
2010[2] 1,355,364 (19th) 110,645 (25th) 16,538 (25th)
2011(July) 795,275 (19th) 70,945 (24th) 9,428 (25th)

Ground transport

  • Road - The airport may be reached by both the A-8 motorway and the N-632 national highway.
  • Bus - Alsa offers a service between the airport and the cities of Avilés, Gijón and Oviedo. Some of the lines also stop in Piedras Blancas and Salinas.
  • Taxis - are available at the airport.

External links

Referencias

  1. ^ http://www.lowcostportugal.net/viajar/aeroportos/datas-e-dias-das-novas-rotas-easyjet-de-lisboa-amesterdao-copenhaga-veneza-bordeus-e-asturias/2011/10/
  2. ^ {{ |url=http://www.lne.es/asturias/2011/01/14/aeropuerto-asturiano-gana-viajeros-2010-anos-perdidas/1019490.html |título=El aeropuerto asturiano gana viajeros en 2010 tras dos años de pérdidas |ubicación=Oviedo |editorial=La Nueva España |fecha=14 de enero de 2011 |idioma=español |fechaacceso=17 de enero de 2011}}