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Fuerteventura Airport photo Located in El Matorral, just five kilometres from the island capital of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura Airport plays a key role in tourism development on the island.

Most of the flights from the airport are to European Union countries. Germany and the United Kingdom represent 79 per cent of the international traffic. Domestic traffic centres around three destinations: Gran Canaria, Madrid - Barajas and Tenerife Norte.

In 2005, the airport received 4,071,875 passengers on the 40,415 flight operations handled. 3,179 tonnes of cargo were transported.

Currently Spain's 10th busiest airport, Fuerteventura Airport receives just over 4 million passengers each year. A large number of these passengers come from the UK, Germany and other EU countries as well as the Spanish mainland. In Spanish it is known as Aeropuerto de Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura Airport photo

Although there are no trains at the airport it is easy to book your private Fuertevenura airport transfers or jump into a waiting Fuerteventura airport taxi.

There are two bus routes from the airport. The main Fuerteventura Airport bus leaves every 30 or so minutes and runs between the main town of Puerto del Rosario, the airport and Caleta de Fuste. The fares are cheap at around €1.10. The second bus runs between Puerto del Rosario, the airport and Morro Jable, the service is not that frequent and costs around €7.30.

There is no shortage of parking at Fuerteventura Airport with over 1200 spaces available for private cars. There is a further 300 spaces available for hire cars and parking for 60 coaches.

As with all airports there is no shortage of shopping and eating facilities at Fuerteventura Airport but please remeber that the Canary Islands do not enjoy the same duty free allowances as the rest of Spain.

Fuerteventura Airport photo

History

The situation of the island of Fuerteventura on the route from Cabo Juby to Las Palmas and Tenerife made it an obligatory stopover for all plans to link the Peninsular and the Canary Islands at the start of the 20th century. In the thirties, the airline Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas (LAPE) prepared land between the sea and the Tetir road to serve as an ancillary airfield for its flights.

In 1940, in order to serve the Archipelago Defence Plan, work was started on a military airdrome in the municipal district of Tefía. The airport officially opened to civil domestic and international traffic in 1959. The airport's geographical situation, far from Puerto de Cabras, the most important point on the island, and the increase in commercial flights, made it necessary for a new location to be found for the island's airport.

The island's orography meant that the airport could be transferred to a new location nearer the capital. It was finally decided to move it to land in Los Estancos, only five kilometres from Puerto Rosario. In 1952, Tefía airport finally closed to traffic and the new location was opened.

Fuerteventura Airport photo

Transfer to El Matorral

The rapid growth in demand and the problems of the location -continual gusty wind- obliged the airport to be transferred once again, this time beside the coast to a place known as El Matorral.

On 14 September 1969, El Matorral, in the town of Puerto del Rosario, was officially inaugurated. The first plane to land at the new runway was a Focker 27 of Iberia, which flew the Las Palmas-Fuerteventura-Lanzarote route.

In 1973, El Matorral began to operate its first flights to European countries with the airline Condor, which flew directly between the German city of Dusseldorf and Puerto del Rosario. Over the next few years, the airport experienced considerable growth in the number of operations, which gave rise in 1978 to the first of a series of improvements to adapt the airdrome to the needs of travellers.

In 1992, the airport received more than 1,600,000 passengers, which obliged it to make extensive alterations to the terminal area and aircraft apron. In 1994, construction began on a new terminal building, an aircraft apron, a taxiway, a power plant and a new access road.

The work was rounded off with the extension of the car park and the diversion of the section of road from Puerto de Rosario to Matorral by just over two kilometres, 1.5 of which are dual carriageway.

The new facilities mean that five million passengers can be received a year, with busy periods reaching 3,100 passengers an hour.

Fuerteventura Airport photo

Fuerteventura Airport - AENA airport

Address:
Matorral s/n 35610 Fuerteventura/Las Palmas

Airport Code: FUE

Telephone: 0034 928 860 600

E-mail:

URL: http://www.aena.es/fuerteventura

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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID GCFV
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 28.452717
28° 27' 09.78" N
Longitude -13.863761
013° 51' 49.54" W
Elevation 83 feet
25 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 005° 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 118.5
119.2
257.8
GND 121.7
ATIS 118.65
CANARIAS APP 129.3


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
01/19 7874 x 148 feet
2400 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 067FAWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME FTV FUERTEVENTURA 088X 114.1 1.3 NM 007.5


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.
Oil O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)


Remarks
CAUTION Twy WIP til 1 Jun 06 est.
CSTMS/IMG Avbl.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 19 GS 3.2 . Rwy 19 thld lgt O/S til 1 Jun 06.
OPR HOURS Opr 0730-2300Z++.
RSTD 1 hr PPR 1hr before arpt clsd.

Runway 01/19

7874 x 148 feet
2400 x 45 meters

Runway 01
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 002.0
Latitude 28.441889
28° 26' 30.80" N
Longitude -13.864119
013° 51' 50.83" W
Elevation 37.0 feet
11 meters
Slope 0.5°
Landing Distance 7874 feet
2400 meters
Takeoff Distance 8071 feet
2460 meters
Overrun Length 197 feet
60 meters
Overrun Surface GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH.
Lighting System SF
MIRL
RAIL
REIL
J
PAPI

Runway 19
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 182.0
Latitude 28.463544
28° 27' 48.76" N
Longitude -13.863406
013° 51' 48.26" W
Elevation 75.0 feet
23 meters
Slope -0.5°
Landing Distance 7874 feet
2400 meters
Takeoff Distance 8071 feet
2460 meters
Overrun Length 197 feet
60 meters
Overrun Surface GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH.
Lighting System MIRL
REIL
S
PAPI

Navaids

FUERTEVENTURA
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME FTV 088X 114.1 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
28.430778
28° 25' 50.80" N
-13.864500
013° 51' 52.20" W
GCFV

Fuerteventura Airport - AENA airport


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