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A Coruña Airport

A Coruña Airport photo A Coruña airport is situated in the province of A Coruña, in the municipality of Culleredo, approximately 8 kilometres from the capital's city centre.

In order to adapt A Coruña's airport to future air traffic demands, significant actions are planned or already underway to provide infrastructures and facilities to improve the quality and safety of aircraft and passenger services.

In 2005, the airport recorded 852,325 passengers, 15,624 flight operations and 423 tonnes of cargo.

A Coruña Airport photo

History

The Commercial Air Lines Programme, introduced by the government in January 1928, states the general interest for public use of the Vigo-A Coruña-Gijon-Santander-Bilbao-San Sebastian line and vice-versa. Just one month later, on 24 February, another royal decree paved the way for use of the port at A Coruña for hydro-aviation purposes, indicating this as a temporary measure until such a time as it became possible to build a terrestrial airport for the city. Nevertheless, neither of dispositions led to air traffic in A Coruña and, for a variety of reasons, the airport did not become a reality until the 1960s.

The founding of the Santiago Flying Club and promotion of the construction of the Labacolla airport, inaugurated in 1935, plus orographic and meteorological difficulties in the A Coruña area, are just some of the reasons that help to explain the delay in the construction of the city's airport. The first airport project for the city was approved by the Council of Ministers on 11 September 1953 and included the construction of an airfield on the Alvedro plateau, adequate for the construction of a Type C Aerodrome, the project being classified as urgent. Subsequent projects included the construction of an apron and passenger terminal to the west of the airfield.

In 1961, a radiobeacon and the electrogenous equipment at the power plant were installed and, the following year, construction began on the terminal, the runway signalling and development in the terminal control area. Construction of the control tower commenced at the end of 1962 and was terminated the following year, during which a service building was also constructed. Road connections between the airport and A Coruña and Santiago were the responsibility of the provincial authorities, and works were conducted throughout 1962. It was also during this year that the Flight Protection Directorate completed the navigational aid facilities for the airport.

A Coruña Airport photo

Opened to civil traffic

The A Coruña–Alvedro airport opened to domestic civil air traffic by virtue of a decree passed in May 1963. The official inauguration took place on 25 May, coinciding with the first flight of the Madrid-A Coruña line by the commercial airline Aviaco.

During the winter of 1964 the Vigo-A Coruña-Santander-San Sebastian-Barcelona line was inaugurated, serviced by Convair 440 aeroplanes. This experience lasted for just one year and was reinitiated in 1971 with F-027 aeroplanes, again with only very limited success. The airport received its first charter flights, from Switzerland and London, towards the end of the 1960s. In November 1979 a customs office was created at the A Coruña airport, permitting the processing of customs clearance for both passengers and cargo.

A Coruña Airport photo

In 1986, the southern departure point was expanded on the airport runway and, in 1987, a by-pass was built for the N-550 motorway, which made it possible to extend the runway at the northern departure point. Two years later, in May 1989, the airport was closed to traffic to carry out a series of works leading amongst other things to the rotation of the airfield orientation by one degree and twelve minutes. A PAPI visual aid landing system was installed on the new runway, followed in December by an ILS system.

The airport reopened to traffic on 28 April 1990 and on 11 May scheduled flights to Madrid and Barcelona were launched, initially serviced by DC-9 aeroplanes and subsequently by Aviaco's MD-88 model.

In 1994 the number of passengers handled at A Coruña airport rose dramatically to 259,000, leading to the decision to construct a new terminal building, develop the surrounding area and expand the apron. On 19 December 1995, the new facilities were opened, including the new terminal and an aircraft parking apron.

Since then, Aena has carried out and put into service a number of actions, such as the expansion of the passenger terminal, with the installation of airbridges, and the extension of the apron. Furthermore, in 2001, the cargo terminal became operational.

The Commercial Air Lines Programme, introduced by the government in January 1928, states the general interest for public use of the Vigo-A Coruña-Gijon-Santander-Bilbao-San Sebastian line and vice-versa. Just one month later, on 24 February, another royal decree paved the way for use of the port at A Coruña for hydro-aviation purposes, indicating this as a temporary measure until such a time as it became possible to build a terrestrial airport for the city. Nevertheless, neither of dispositions led to air traffic in A Coruña and, for a variety of reasons, the airport did not become a reality until the 1960s.

A Coruña Airport photo

The founding of the Santiago Flying Club and promotion of the construction of the Labacolla airport, inaugurated in 1935, plus orographic and meteorological difficulties in the A Coruña area, are just some of the reasons that help to explain the delay in the construction of the city's airport. The first airport project for the city was approved by the Council of Ministers on 11 September 1953 and included the construction of an airfield on the Alvedro plateau, adequate for the construction of a Type C Aerodrome, the project being classified as urgent. Subsequent projects included the construction of an apron and passenger terminal to the west of the airfield.

In 1961, a radiobeacon and the electrogenous equipment at the power plant were installed and, the following year, construction began on the terminal, the runway signalling and development in the terminal control area. Construction of the control tower commenced at the end of 1962 and was terminated the following year, during which a service building was also constructed. Road connections between the airport and A Coruña and Santiago were the responsibility of the provincial authorities, and works were conducted throughout 1962. It was also during this year that the Flight Protection Directorate completed the navigational aid facilities for the airport.

A Coruña Airport photo

Environment

In line with Aena's Quality and Environment Policy, A Coruña airport, aware of the importance of preserving the environment and of sustainable development, has introduced an environmental management system which enabled the ISO 14001 to be obtained on 20 June 2001, and has thereby become the third Spanish airport to possess this certification.

The airport's Environmental Policy, developed via the environmental management system, aims to prevent the pollution generated by the airport's activities, products and services. Moreover, the necessary measures to minimise other impacts created by external agents are being studied and promoted. In order to raise awareness among the airport's employees, contractors and agents, this environmental policy is communicated via environmental awareness and training programmes.

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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID LECO
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 43.302061
43° 18' 07.42" N
Longitude -8.377256
008° 22' 38.12" W
Elevation 323 feet
98 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 004° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.3
GND 121.7
SANTIAGO APP 120.2


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 6365 x 148 feet
1940 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 045FBWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME LRA LA CORUNA 098X 115.1 6.4 NM 213.4
NDB COA LA CORUNA - 401 4.4 NM 214.6


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-123, 1065,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type III)


Remarks
CAUTION TD lctd with GS ant may give false Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Sys (TCAS) advsy. Bird concentration on Rwy 04-22 especially dur autumn and win.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
OIL 0-125
OPR HOURS Opr 0630-2215Z++.
RSTD 180 turn at rwy end only. PPR til 12 Jun 06 est., Fax C0034981249444 with date of flt, acft type, dep pt, and ETA for clnc.

Runway 04/22

6365 x 148 feet
1940 x 45 meters

Runway 04
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 031.0
Latitude 43.294783
43° 17' 41.22" N
Longitude -8.383228
008° 22' 59.62" W
Elevation 323.0 feet
98 meters
Slope -0.9°
Landing Distance 6365 feet
1940 meters
Takeoff Distance 6365 feet
1940 meters
Lighting System CL
MIRL
REIL
PAPI

Runway 22
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 211.0
Latitude 43.309744
43° 18' 35.08" N
Longitude -8.370947
008° 22' 15.41" W
Elevation 264.0 feet
80 meters
Slope 0.9°
Landing Distance 6365 feet
1940 meters
Takeoff Distance 6365 feet
1940 meters
Lighting System SF
CL
MIRL
RAIL
REIL
PAPI

Navaids

LA CORUNA
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME LRA 098X 115.1 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
43.396158
43° 23' 46.17" N
-8.306822
008° 18' 24.56" W
LECO

Navaids

LA CORUNA
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB COA - 401 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
43.365567
43° 21' 56.04" N
-8.328419
008° 19' 42.31" W
LECO

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