Traffic consists primarily of scheduled domestic flights. Most of these flights are to and from Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife Sur. As regards international traffic, most flights are to and from the United Kingdom, France and Belgium, as there are regular connecting flights to London-Stansted, Paris-Orly and Brussels.
In 2005, the airport reached 1,251,495 passengers, managed 17,534 operations and moved 230 tonnes of freight.
This is one of the main airports for Nothern Spain and is used by travellers wishing to explore this wonderful and unspoilt coastline along with the Cities of Oviedo, Aviles and Gijon.
Just over 1.1 million people passed through the airport in 2005 which is quite a bit higher than 2000 when just 817,000 passengers passed through the airport. In Spanish it is known as Aeropuerto de Asturias.
The rise in numbers is partly to do with the fact the Easyjet offer a dialy flight from Stansted (up to two flights per day in the summer) and an increase in the volume of domestic traffic.
Domestic passenger traffic accounts for around 95% of all passnegr movements.
The arrivals and departures areas at the airport are easy to navigate and there are a total of 12 check in desks and 9 boarding gates.
There are a handfull of shops and cafes at the airport so you can always buy a newspaper and get something to eat and drink.
On 11 June 1968, Asturias airport, the most northerly of the Spanish airports, officially opened to air traffic.
The first commercial route linked Asturias with Madrid, and a little while later another route linking Santiago de Compostela with Barcelona came into service and stopped over at Asturias and Bilbao.
From the moment it started operating, Asturias airport dealt with international traffic via a customs office in Avilés.
During this first stage, Asturias airport already had a runway 2,200 metres long and 45 metres wide, as well a 17,000 square metre aircraft parking platform linked to the runway via a perpendicular taxiway.
The passenger terminal building covered 2,600 square metres, and opposite it an apron with a capacity for 150 places.
Expansion and improvements
In 1982, the first big alterations were carried out to the airport. The aircraft parking platform doubled in size and more than two thousand square metres of new areas were constructed. Thus, the airport's passengers and service areas were trebled and 5 check-in desks, 2 boarding gates and 2 arrival gates, a new cafeteria-restaurant and several shops were incorporated. That year it received 259,000 passengers, 5,092 aircraft and 1,124,211 Kg of cargo.
In 1994, a new modernisation and extension plan for Asturias airport began via which the area of the passenger and services terminal building was increased to 8,700 square metres. The building was equipped with new air conditioning, more information for the general public was provided, the signalling, security and mechanisation of luggage, the remodelling of the power plant and the implementation of a wastewater purifying plant. A 900-metre long taxiway was built and the apron and car park were extended. New buildings were built for hire vehicles, the car wash service and for fuel. That year, 7,182 aircraft, 486,000 passengers and 482,442 Kg of cargo were recorded.
In the year 2000, the apron was extended from five to seven places, a new access was built to the taxiway and, finally, runway axis lights were installed after it was extended.
In 2002, Asturias airport recorded 774,317 passengers, 12,036 aircraft, 577,235 kg. of freight and 82,488 kg. of mail.
In 2003, work was carried out that considerably improved passenger and aircraft service.
A new 1,450 m. taxiway with fast runway exit, a new car park with 172 places for Aena employees and franchisees, the start-up of the CAT II/III ILS that allows for the number of reduced visibility movements to be increased and the expansion of the terminal building with the installation of 3 boarding/disembarking corridors are the most important actions carried out.
There are four main bus routes out of the airport:
A round trip which goes to: Oviedo - Gijon - Asturias Airport
And direct buses which go from:
The buses leave at regular intervals throughout the day and you can get more detailed information on timetables etc by calling 0034 902 499 949.
Taxis from Asturias Airport
The taxi rank is just outside of the terminal building and a rough guide to fares is:
Please note there is no train service at Asturias Airport.
Flights to Asturais Airport
If you are flying to Asturais from the UK then the only airline to offer a direct flight is Easyjet who offer a regular flights from London Stansted. During the summer months there are up to two flights each day.
As mentioned abovce 95% of all passengers travel to Asturais via internal domestic flights from Alicante, Barcelona, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia. The best airlines to check out for these flights are; Iberia and Spanair.
Airport Code: OVD
Telephone: 0034 985 127 500
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