Lanzarote Airport

Lanzarote Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Lanzarote Airport
nativename =
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type = Public
owner =
operator = Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
city-served =
location = Arrecife
elevation-f = 47
elevation-m = 14
coordinates = Coord|28|56|43|N|13|36|18|W|type:airport
website =
metric-elev =
metric-rwy =
r1-number = 03/21
r1-length-f = 7,874
r1-length-m = 2,400
r1-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Passengers
stat1-data = 5,625,580
stat2-header = Passenger growth 06-07
stat2-data = 0.0%
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Lanzarote Airport Airport codes|ACE|GCRR is an airport serving the Canary Isle of Lanzarote. The location is near Arrecife. It serves many European airports, bringing in hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to the island. The airport also receives many internal flights from other Spanish Airports.


In the 1930s a need for an aerodrome on the island became evident when connections were required with the other islands and the mainland, and as well as a refuelling point for aircraft. Subsequently an airfield was built at Llanos de Gaucimeta. The first aircraft to land at the airport was a Junkers JU52 EC-DAM on the 24 July 1941. Following this the Spanish Air Force saw a need for a permanent aerodrome for the interests of defence. This was constructed in Arrecife. In 1946 the airport provisionally accepted civil traffic. Improvements were carried out to the existing facilities, with a runway extension and additional ramp space provided. A new passenger terminal was constructed along with a control centre and on 3 March 1970 International and Domestic flights began using the airport. An extremely important centrepiece of the Gaucimeta terminal was the mural created by Caesar Manrique entitled ‘Lanzarote’. The growing use of the airport called for the need of improved facilities. DME, ILS and VOR facilities were installed for Runway 03/21 along with additional holding points. New Runway lighting and a fire station were also commissioned. In 1999 the existing passenger terminal opened with a capacity of 6 million passengers per annum. Since then the original Arrecife passenger terminal has been revamped and is now used as an inter island terminal by Binter Canarias.

Aviation Museum

In 2002, in response to interest of both tourists and locals about the islands aviation heritage, Aena decided to use the Guacimeta passenger terminal as an aviation museum. The museum provides a very comprehensive and detailed insight into the history of aviation on the Island. There are a number of audio visual presentations. It is open from 10am to 2pm daily except Monday when it is closed. A tour is available if there is sufficient interest.

An Article is due to be published in 'Airports of the World' Magazine in the May/June edition 2007

Airlines and destinations

*Aer Lingus (Belfast-International [begins 30 September] , Cork, Dublin)
*airberlin (Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg, Paderborn, Stuttgart, Zurich)
*Air Europa (Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife-South)
*Air Finland (Helsinki)
*Arkefly (Amsterdam)
*Binter Canarias (Las Palmas, Tenerife-North)
*bmi (Manchester)
*Condor Airlines (Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart)
*Czech Airlines (Prague)
*easyJet (London-Gatwick, Madrid)
*Finnair (Helsinki)
*First Choice Airways (Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Shannon)
*Flightline (Dublin)
*Flyglobespan (Edinburgh, Glasgow-International)
*Hamburg International (Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Luxembourg, Saarbrucken)
*Iberia Airlines (Madrid)
**operated by Air Nostrum (Malaga, Seville)
*Iberworld (Knock, Dublin, Shannon)
*Islas Airways (Las Palmas, Tenerife-North)
* (Leeds/Bradford, Manchester)
*LTE International Airways (Cork, Glasgow-Prestwick, Knock, Shannon)
*Luxair (Luxembourg) [seasonal]
*Monarch Airlines (Birmingham, Dublin, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester)
*Niki (Salzburg, Vienna)
*Skyservice (Toronto-Pearson) [seasonal]
*Spanair (Barcelona, Bilbao, Cork, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, Valencia)
*Thomas Cook Airlines (Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle)
*Thomsonfly (Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted [Starts 6 November] , Manchester, Newcastle)
* (Amsterdam)
*TUIfly Nordic (Bergen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Malmö, Oslo, Stockholm
*TUIfly (Basel, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart)

External links

* [ Lanzarote Airport Official Website] - en icon
* [ Lanzarote Airport Official Website] - es icon
* [ A-Z World Airports: Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR)]

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