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Menorca Airport

Menorca Airport photo Menorca Airport is just 4.5 km's outside the Islands main town, Mahon. For the size of the Island it is a busy airport and handles just over 2.5 million passengers each year.

61% of all passengers arriving at the airport are International travelers with the remainder made up of Inter-Balearic Island passenger traffic.

Like many of Spain's airports the airport at Menorca gets extremely busy over the summer months when it deals with around 90% of its annual passenger traffic.

You can more or less get anywhere in Menorca within an hour so transfers from the airport should not be too boring.

The best way to get to your holiday villa, apartment or hotel is to pre book a private Menorca airport transfer through Shuttle Direct..

There are no trains at Menorca Airport but you can catch a bus into Mahon. The Menorca airport buses leave every 30 minutes throughout the day and from Mahon bus station you can transfer to most of the resorts and towns on the island. Taxis are also available and can be found just outside the main arrivals hall.

All arrivals come through on the ground floor of the terminal building and all Menorca airport departures are on the first floor. After you ave checked in there are two departure lounges, one for Inter Island traffic and the other for International flights.

There is a selection of cafes and shops at the airport and in the departure lounge there is an opportunity to stock up on those cheap cigarettes and alcohol.

Menorca Airport photo

History

The beginnings of Menorca aerodrome were marked by the Spanish Civil War and the need for a military airfield on the island. In the summer of 1936, work began on levelling the airfield. At the end of the conflict in 1939, the usable area of the runway was 850 metres. The first aircraft to land was a Fiat biplane, flown in from Palma de Mallorca.

During the forties, the airfield was used sporadically by a few aeroplanes from the Son San Juan airfield in Mallorca and other aircraft with problems that were obliged to make a forced landing on the San Luis runway. In July 1949, the Ministry of Aviation agreed to open San Luis Airport to civil air traffic, full domestic traffic, international tourist traffic, as well as for international technical stopovers. The inaugural flight, by the company Aviaco flying from Barcelona, took place in August of the same year, establishing the Barcelona-Mahon route and using Bristol 170 aircraft during the first few years.

In 1959 and 1961 the runway was extended twice. The entry into service of Aviaco's DC-4s made further extension works necessary.

Menorca Airport photo

In September 1965 the name of the airport was officially changed form San Luis to Mahon Airport.

With the increase in tourist traffic and charter flights, as well as the fact that the new jet aircraft required longer runways, the need to build a new airport for the island was taken into consideration.

The 1963-1967 Airports and Air Routes Master Plan affected Menorca greatly. In this plan it was estimated that the airport facilities at San Luis would be able to deal with the forecast traffic until 1967, but as from 1968 a new airport would need to be built to serve mid-size jet aircraft. As a result of the increase in air traffic and the enormous interest shown by the local authorities, construction began before the planned date with the works for the new airport getting underway in 1967. San Luis was assigned to the Royal Mahon Flying Club, and since then this entity has been responsible for the conservation and maintenance of the facilities of the Pilot and Aeromodelling School.

Menorca Airport photo

New airport

On 24 March 1969 the new Menorca Airport was inaugurated in its current location with one runway and a terminal. The opening of the new airport marked the start of a real tourist boom for the island. The number of passengers that passed through the Menorca aerodrome doubled in two years. While in 1968, 112,000 travellers used the old San Luis Aerodrome, in 1970 a total of 239,000 passed through the new facilities.

The rise in tourism in the 70s made it necessary to carry out improvements to the terminal. In 1977 the international traffic area was enlarged, making it possible to absorb the airport traffic, which, between 1970 and 1979, had tripled.

During the eighties air traffic continued to grow and in 1986 the figure reached the million passengers mark. This figure and the growth predictions made building another terminal an urgent necessity. In February 1987, the works began and were completed in a record time of fourteen months. The building entered into service in May 1988. It is divided into two levels: The ground floor, for arrivals and baggage reclaim; and the upper floor, which houses a joint check-in area and two boarding areas, one for domestic flights, which is open all year round, and another for international flights, which only opens in the high season (April to October).

Air traffic continued to increase and in 1994 the airport was dealing with two million passengers. The latest enlargement of the terminal was carried out that same year and mainly affected the international departures area. Additionally, the number of check-in desks were increased and a new technical area was created to house, among other services, the Co-ordination Centre.

Menorca Airport photo

Menorca Airport - AENA airport

Address: Ctra. San Clemente s/n 07712 Mahón/Menorca

Airport Code: MAH

Telephone: 0034 971 157 000

Fax: 971 157 070

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

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Menorca Airport
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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID LEMH
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 39.862597
39° 51' 45.35" N
Longitude 4.218647
004° 13' 07.13" E
Elevation 298 feet
91 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Mahon
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 118.2
257.8
GND 121.75
ATIS 112.6
APP 119.65


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
01R/19L 6890 x 148 feet
2100 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 044FBWT NO
01L/19R 7710 x 148 feet
2350 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 069FBWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME MHN MENORCA 073X 112.6 At Field -
NDB MN MENORCA - 344 1.6 NM 009.2


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
CSTMS/IMG Avbl
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
OIL 0-125 -128
OPR HOURS Opr 0600-2100Z (0500-2230Z sum)
RSTD 2 hr PPR. Trng flt proh UFN.
RWY Rwy 01R-19L ltd 118 ft wingspan, act by NOTAM.

Runway 01R/19L

6890 x 148 feet
2100 x 45 meters

Runway 01R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 009.0
Latitude 39.853389
39° 51' 12.20" N
Longitude 4.219136
004° 13' 08.89" E
Elevation 272.0 feet
83 meters
Slope 0.4°
Landing Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Takeoff Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Lighting System HIRL
REIL
A2
PAPI

Runway 19L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 189.0
Latitude 39.872075
39° 52' 19.47" N
Longitude 4.222978
004° 13' 22.72" E
Elevation 298.0 feet
91 meters
Slope -0.4°
Landing Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Takeoff Distance 6890 feet
2100 meters
Lighting System HIRL
REIL
A2
PAPI

Runway 01L/19R

7710 x 148 feet
2350 x 45 meters

Runway 01L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 009.0
Latitude 39.851258
39° 51' 04.53" N
Longitude 4.216319
004° 12' 58.75" E
Elevation 277.0 feet
84 meters
Slope 0.3°
Landing Distance 7710 feet
2350 meters
Takeoff Distance 7874 feet
2400 meters
Overrun Length 164 feet
50 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System CL
HIRL
REIL
J
PAPI

Runway 19R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 189.0
Latitude 39.872164
39° 52' 19.79" N
Longitude 4.220617
004° 13' 14.22" E
Elevation 298.0 feet
91 meters
Slope -0.3°
Landing Distance 7710 feet
2350 meters
Takeoff Distance 7874 feet
2400 meters
Overrun Length 164 feet
50 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System CL
HIRL
REIL
J
PAPI

Navaids

MENORCA
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME MHN 073X 112.6 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
39.863514
39° 51' 48.65" N
4.217194
004° 13' 01.90" E
LEMH

Navaids

MENORCA
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB MN - 344 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
39.836483
39° 50' 11.34" N
4.213286
004° 12' 47.83" E
LEMH

Menorca Airport - AENA airport


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