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Seville Airport

Seville Airport
Aeropuerto de Sevilla
Airport type Public
Operator Aena Aeropuertos
Serves Seville, Spain
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 34 m / 112 ft
Seville Airport is located in Andalusia
Seville Airport
Location within Andalusia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,360 11,024 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 3,884,146
Passenger change 13–14 5.3%
Aircraft movements 42.380
Movements change 13–14 1.9%
Source: Aena

Seville Airport (ICAO: LEZL) [1] (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Sevilla)[2] is the sixth busiest inland airport in Spain. It is the main international airport serving Western Andalusia in southern Spain, and other neighbouring provinces. The airport has flight connections to over 45 destinations around Europe and Northern Africa, and handled 5.0 million passengers in 2011.[3] It serves as base for the low cost carriers Vueling and Ryanair.[4]

It is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of downtown Seville, and some 110 kilometres (68 mi) north-east of Costa de la Luz.


  • Facilities 1
  • History 2
  • Airlines and destinations 3
    • Passenger 3.1
    • Cargo 3.2
  • Statistics 4
    • Busiest routes 4.1
    • Passengers and movements 4.2
  • Ground transportation 5
    • Public transport 5.1
  • Incidents and accidents 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Seville Airport is capable of handling six million passengers a year. There are 23 stands (all of them are self-maneuvering) of which 16 are remote, with 42 check-in desks and 16 boarding gates.

Since its opening in 1991 Seville airport has undergone minor extension works. In 2013 opened the new car parking building of 5 floors.


Seville Airport in 1946

In 1914, the first plane flying between the peninsula and Morocco landed at the improvised aerodrome of Tablada, which had been fitted out the previous year for an air festival. Following this, the municipal government of Seville handed over a plot of land measuring 240,000 m2 (2,600,000 sq ft) to the Military Aeronautical Society for the construction of an aerodrome. Work on the aerodrome began in 1915 and that same year it began to be used for training pilots and observers.

In 1919 the first commercial flights were operated between Seville and Madrid. The following year, an air postal service was established between Seville and Larache and in 1921, the first Spanish commercial service between Seville and Larache was set up. In 1923, various facilities such as hangars, workshops and premises were opened and approval was given for the construction of a municipal airport in Tablada at one end of the military aerodrome airfield, measuring 750 by 500 m (2,460 by 1,640 ft).

In April 1927, Unión Aérea Española established the air service Madrid-Seville-Lisbon. In February 1929, the Seville airport project was approved and in March, the Tablada aerodrome was opened to flights and air traffic. It was decided that this service would cease once the planned airport was constructed.

In 1929 the first flight was operated between Madrid and Seville and in 1930, this was extended to the Canary Islands. In February 1931, the service between Berlin and Barcelona was extended to Seville. In December 1933, the LAPE airline began a service between Seville and the Canary Islands.

During the Spanish civil war, Seville became the arrival point for African troops, whilst Iberia served air transport with flights between Tetuán-Seville-Vitoria, Seville-Salamanca and Seville-Larache-Las Palmas.

In September 1945, works began on the Seville transoceanic airport, with the construction of runways 05/23, 02/20 and 09/27. One year later, it was classified as a customs point and runways 05/23 and 02/20 were asphalted. In 1948, a goniometer was installed, the runway lighting was completed, and the runways became known as 04/22, 18/36 and 09/27. In 1956, runway 09/27 was extended and runway 18/36 became a taxiway.

In 1957, works were carried out on the terminal building and the control tower. Seville Airport was then included in the Hispanic American Agreement for the installation of a supplies base. The facilities were developed near the threshold of 04, rendering the runway out of service.

In 1965 an Instrument Landing System was installed. Between 1971 and 1975, the terminal area was renovated, the apron was extended, a new terminal building was constructed and new access roads were developed.

In 1989, with a focus on the Seville Expo '92, the apron was extended, and a new access from the national motorway N-IV was opened; a new terminal building and a new control tower to the south of the runway were also built. On 31 July, the new installations were inaugurated.

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Palma de Mallorca
Air Europa Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Lanzarote
Air France Seasonal: Toulouse
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[5]
easyJet London–Gatwick, Toulouse [6]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
operated by Air Nostrum
Almeria, Toulouse, Valencia
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Vigo[7]
Iberia Express Madrid
Lufthansa[8] Frankfurt, Munich
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Eindhoven, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Marrakesh, Marseille, Milan–Malpensa (begins 1 December 2015), Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Dublin
operated by Travel Service
Seasonal: Prague[9]
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugalia
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Nantes
Volotea Asturias
Vueling A Coruña, Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, Tenerife–North, Valencia
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Asturias, Fuerteventura, Lyon, Minorca, Nantes


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Vitoria
TNT Airways Liège


Air Europa on runway
Cargo Terminal
Lufthansa bound to Frankfurt

Busiest routes

Rank Country City Passengers (2013) Passengers (2014) Change Carriers
1 Spain Barcelona 787,402 808,888 02.7% Ryanair, Vueling
2 France Paris 336,458 351,623 04.5% Ryanair, Transavia France, Vueling
3 Spain Madrid 241,069 244,619 01.5% Iberia Express
4 Spain Majorca 198,564 239,423 020.6% Air Berlin, Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
5 United Kingdom London 195,480 236,250 020.9% easyJet, Ryanair
6 Spain Tenerife 190,044 185,756 02.3% Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
7 Spain Gran Canaria 177,580 177,977 00.2% Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
8 Spain Bilbao 149,691 144,249 03.6% Vueling
9 Italy Rome 104,877 138,749 032.3% Ryanair, Vueling
10 Belgium Brussels 98,758 133,004 034.7% Brussels Airlines, Ryanair
11 Italy Milan 110,534 119,299 07.9% Ryanair
12 Netherlands Amsterdam 70,095 94,482 034.8% Transavia Holland, Vueling
13 Spain Valencia 143,915 93,652 034.9% Air Nostrum, Vueling
14 Spain A Coruña 70,177 70,431 00.4% Vueling
15 Italy Bologna 65,503 64,912 00.9% Ryanair
16 France Toulouse 50,658 46,930 07.4% Air France, Air Nostrum
17 Spain Lanzarote 43,874 46,900 06.9% Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Ryanair
18 France Marseille 42,785 46,134 07.8% Ryanair
19 Portugal Lisbon 27,252 43,041 057.9% TAP Portugal
20 Spain Santiago 64,329 42,295 034.3% Ryanair

Passengers and movements

Number of
passengers[note 1]
Number of
movements[note 2]
Seville Airport passenger totals
1997–2014 (millions)
1997 1,542,761 19,992
1998 1,595,692 21,911
1999 1,688,539 23,275
2000 2,037,353 25,701
2001 2,205,117 38,848
2002 2,042,068 36,124
2003 2,269,565 38,483
2004 2,678,595 44,231
2005 3,521,112 55,423
2006 3,871,785 58,576
2007 4,507,264 65,092
2008 4,392,148 65,067
2009 4,051,392 55,601
2010 4,224,718 54,499
2011 4,959,359 56,021
2012 4,292,020 48,520
2013 3,687,714 41,591
2014 3,884,146 42,380
Source: AENA[3]

Ground transportation

Public transport

Urban Transport Line of Seville Airport Airport Express connects the bus station Plaza de Armas, in the center of the city with the airport. It has intermediate stops at strategic points of the city, including the AVE train station of Santa Justa. The whole trip takes approximately 40 minutes. Buses run from 04.30 till 00.45.[10]

Incidents and accidents


  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic and international.
  2. ^ Number of movements represents total takeoffs and landings during that year.


  1. ^ Official airport website, in English
  2. ^ Official airport website, in Spanish
  3. ^ a b "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area -". 
  4. ^ "Ryanair to open Seville base". 
  5. ^ "Update as of 30JAN14: brussels airlines Planned New/Resumed Routes in S14". 
  6. ^ "Easyjet regains growth path in Spain". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "IBERIA Regional Adds New Seasonal Routes from Vigo in S15". 
  8. ^ COMKOM° GmbH, Germany. "With Lufthansa to Seville, Crete and Iceland next summer – Austrian Airlines launches flight service to Mauritius". 
  9. ^ Smartwings Adds Seasonal Funchal / Seville Service in S14 « (31 January 2014).
  10. ^ "Airport Bus Timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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