Asturias Airport

Aeropuerto de Asturias
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerENAIRE
OperatorAena
ServesAsturias, Spain
OpenedJune 11, 1968 (1968-06-11)
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL127 m / 416 ft
Coordinates43°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
Websiteaena-aeropuertos.es
Map
OVD
OVD
Location within Asturias
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,400,481
Passengers change 17–18Decrease0,5%
Movements12,444
Movements change 17-18Decrease 4,5%
Cargo (t)33
Sources: AENA[1]

Asturias Airport, (IATA: OVD, ICAO: LEAS) is the only international airport of Asturias, Spain, in Castrillón. Traffic consists primarily of scheduled domestic flights and some seasonal scheduled international flights. In 2012, the airport handled 1,309,640 passengers and managed 13,252 operations. The airport is located in Anzu, parish of Santiago del Monte, municipality of Castrillón, 15 km from Avilés, 40 km from Gijón and 47 km from the regional capital, Oviedo.

History

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The airport first opened on 11 June 1968.[2] 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. In 1982, the aircraft parking platform doubled in size. An additional 5 check-in desks were added to the existing ones. 2 boarding gates and 2 arrival gates, a new cafeteria-restaurant and several shops were also new additions.

In 2003, a series of improvements were made to the airport, that would enable it to handle a higher volume of passengers and aircraft traffic. Construction work on adding a second floor to the airport, that was accessible to passengers, was completed, and 3 Jet bridge jetways were also installed, allowing passengers to embark directly from the terminal building onto the aircraft.

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Asturias:[3]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Europa Seasonal: Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–North
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Iberia Madrid
Iberia Express Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North, Valencia
Iberia Regional Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Volotea Alicante, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Tenerife–South, Valencia
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Menorca, Murcia
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Orly,[4] Seville, Tenerife–North[5]
Seasonal: Ibiza,[6] Menorca[7]

Statistics

Check-in hall
Check-in hall
Terminal interior
Terminal interior


Annual passenger traffic at OVD airport. See source Wikidata query.
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[8] 1,355,364 (19th) 110,645 (25th) 16,538 (25th)
2011 1,339,010 (19th) 136,772 (23rd) 15,349 (25th)
2012 1,309,640 (18th) 101,782 (25th) 13,252 (25th)
2013 1,039,409 (19th) 94,361 (29th) 10,407 (23rd)
2014 1,065,570 (19th) 71,202 (24th) 11,715 (24th)
2015 1,119,273 (18th) 64,237 (26th) 10,758 (27th)
2016 1,281,979 (18th) 53,638 (24th) 11,928 (25th)
2017 1,407,217 (18th) 32,860 (25th) 13,005 (24th)
2018 1,400,481 (19th) 33,038 (26th) 12,444 (26th)
2019 1,417,433 (19th) 28,538 (26th) 13,406 (25th)
2020 498,950 (18th) 19,733 (25th) 6,196 (31st)

Ground transport

References

  1. ^ "Presentación".
  2. ^ "Anecdotario de la visita del Jefe del Estado" (in Spanish). El Comercio hemerotec. 19 June 1968. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ Airlines and destinations
  4. ^ "Vueling will connect Asturias with Paris from November". elcomercio.es. 30 September 2021.
  5. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284047/vueling-expands-tenerife-north-network-in-s19/
  6. ^ "Vueling anuncia rutas rutas desde Asturias a Ibiza y Menorca". 8 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Vueling anuncia rutas rutas desde Asturias a Ibiza y Menorca". 8 April 2021.
  8. ^ La Nueva España, ed. (14 January 2011). "El aeropuerto asturiano gana viajeros en 2010 tras dos años de pérdidas" (in Spanish).