The Busiest Airports in Spain

Airports in Spain

Airport NameIATA CodeICAO CodeAirport City
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport MAD LEMD Madrid
Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport BCN LEBL Barcelona
Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI LEPA Palma
Malaga Airport AGP LEMG Malaga
Alicante–Elche Airport ALC LEALElche
Gran Canaria Airport LPA GCLPGran Canaria
Tenerife South Airport TFS GCTS Tenerife
Ibiza Airport IBZ LEIB Ibiza
Valencia Airport VLC LEVC Valencia
Lanzarote Airport ACE GCRR Lanzarote
Seville Airport SVQ LEZLSevilla
Fuerteventura Airport FUE GCFVPuerto del Rosario

International airports in Spain

Spain is one of the most popular resort countries. Tourists from all over the world come here every season. Therefore, air traffic is well developed in Spain and many cities have their own airports. There are 124 airports in the country. Of these, there are only 59 active and constantly servicing flights airports, among which you can find both small ones working with several regional routes, and giant airports dealing with hundreds of airlines and capable to provide landings and take-offs for tens of millions of passengers a year. And also 30 of the terminals have the status of international airports.

The total number of registered passengers at all airports in Spain for 2016 was approximately 230 million people.

Major airports in Spain

Spain has the 15 most important airports. The passenger traffic even of the smallest of them exceeds 3 million passengers a year. We invite you to get acquainted with the largest of the list of major airports in Spain:
Madrid Airport – IATA code MAD – (~ 53 Mio. passengers) is the most important airport in Spain. This airport serves not only international but also transcontinental flights.
Barcelona Airport – IATA code BCN – (~ 47 Mio. passengers) is the second largest and most important airport in Spain. Each year is has more than 290 thousand flights and landings. It is located just 14 km from the center of Barcelona.
Palma de Mallorca Airport – IATA code PMI – (~ 28 Mio. passengers). It provides 173 thousand departure and landing operations every year and is located 8 km from Palma de Malerka. The third largest and most important airport in Spain. Low cost carriers are based here since it is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Malaga Airport – IATA code AGP – (~ 18 Mio. passengers) – 4 largest and most important airport in Spain. It serves flights to more than 60 countries and is located 8 km from Malaga, so you can reach the city center in just 20 minutes.
Alicante Airport – IATA code ALC – (~ 13 Mio. passengers) known as El Altet, is located 9 km from Alicante. It provides 62,000 departure and landing operations per year and takes 5th place in the list of the largest airports in Spain.
Gran Canaria Airport – IATA code LPA – (~ 13 Mio. passengers) Its popularity is due to the fact that it is located only 25 km from the popular resort.
Tenerife Airport – IATA code TFS – (~ 11 Mio. passengers), more than 59,000 departures and landings, annually.
Ibiza Airport – IATA code IBZ – (~ 7.9 Mio. passengers). This airport is the busiest from May to October, it welcomes passengers from all over the world and is located 7 km from the city.

Biggest airports in Spain

Since Spain is one of the most beloved places for tourism and recreation for people from all over the world, airports there are given maximum attention. Perhaps luxury and comfort in Spain is not such an important factor as in other major European airports, but Spanish air terminals have all the basic services such as restaurants, cafes, internet points, VIP rooms, smoking rooms, car rental and shops.

Currency exchange, post office, luggage storage and playgrounds can be easily found by you as well. A special feature is availability to use a chapel and mosque because the Spanish are very religious. In any case, you can comfortably wait for your flight.

List of airports in Spain

And so we have introduced you to the general information about the airports of Spain. Each of them is unique in its own way, and deserves a separate article. And we will definitely tell you more about them on our website. More details can be found if you have a look at the airports in Spain map here.

Also we are pleased to introduce you to the features of each airport from this list, in our articles. And we sincerely hope that everyone can find useful information for making your trip.
In order to make it easier for you to deal with geography, we have prepared a map of airports in Spain.

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