Jerez airport, located 8 kilometres northeast of the city in the municipality of Jerez de la Frontera, constitutes one of the cornerstones of tourism development in the province of Cadiz.
From 1993, the airport has seen a significant increase in its international traffic, for the most part charter. The main origin / destination countries, apart from Spain, are Germany and the United Kingdom.
In 2005, Jerez airport handled 1,297,134 passengers, 38,235 flight operations and 239.5 tonnes of cargo.
The airport at Jerez is a smart, modern, compact airport with the facilities spread over two floors. In Spanish the airport is known as Aeropuerto de Jerez.
Recently Ryanair have started to offer twice daily flights to Jerez from London Stansted and this has had quite a dramatic effect on passenger numbers at the airport.
Jerez Airport is the principle airport for the Costa de La Luz and apart from the City of Jerez you can also easily get Jerez transfers Seville, Tarifa, Chiclana, Algerciras, Gibraltar and Cadiz. In fact it is only a 75 minute drive from Marbella!
The main Jerez Airport Arrivals hall is on the ground floor and as you enter the hall there are double doors directly in front of you that lead to the taxi rank and bus stop. On your left are the offices of the car hire companies.
The Jerez Airport departures hall is also on the ground floor and is a wide, open hall with 13 check in desks, toilets and a drinks machine. The main "public area" cafe is on the upper level of the departures hall and you can buy coffees, sandwiches, beers and cakes throughout the day. This cafe also gives a great view of the planes taking off and landing.
After you have checked in for your departure from Jerez Airport you will find a coffee shop and well stocked "Duty Free" shop in the departures lounge.
There are several ways of getting to and from Jerez Airport, you can use one of the Jerez Airport Taxis, hire a car and driving yourself, or catch one of the new airport buses that have just started operating at Jerez Airport.. There are no trains to and from the Airport.
The buses run bewteen Jerez Airport and Jerez City, Cadiz and Santa Maria. The first bus of the day leaves Jerez Airport at 0630 and the last bus leaves at 2230. In total there are 12 buses running throughout the day but not all of them stop at Santa Maria. The costs of the bsuses are low, just €0.85 to Jerez, €1 to Santa Maria and €2.60 to Cadiz.
A taxi from Jerez Airport into the City center will cost you around €12 and a taxi down to Cadiz will cost about €45.
The commencement of the Spanish Civil War produced massive movements of troops from the north of Africa to mainland Spain. The Jerez Aerodrome, located in the area of Zarandilla, two kilometres southeast of the city, is put into service as an improvisional airport for the first time on 29 July 1936. During the conflict, a group of wine merchants raised funds to purchase an aeroplane, however, the funds were finally dedicated to building an aerodrome. On 8 May 1937, work began on levelling out an area of eight kilometres to the northwest of Jerez. The works concluded in November and a Transformation School was set up at the new aerodrome to train pilots from the beginner schools. In 1983 the facilities were given the name of Haya Aerodrome. In 1946 the aerodrome was opened to civil and all domestic and international tourist air traffic as well as for technical layovers for commercial traffic.
In 1951, with two landing runways comprised of sandy substrate, 04-22 and 13-31, Jerez Aerodrome became the Polymotor Aircraft School, which motivated the construction of a firm runway, 03-21, in October 1952. Over the following years the air station facilities were completed: the runway was extended, link runways and aircraft parking areas were built, navigational aids and communications equipment were installed, etc.
In August 1968, Jerez Air Station was opened to international passenger traffic, and later that same year work began on the construction of a passenger terminal. In 1969 the aeronautical limitations were published and a year later work began on extending the runway to 2,300 metres.
On 8 September 1975, the airline company Aviaco inaugurated its scheduled Madrid-Jerez / Cadiz-Madrid route. From then onwards, traffic began to slowly consolidate and at the end of 1991, Aena began remodelling the airport in order to adjust its infrastructures to the new air transport demands. The project included the construction of an apron with space for six aircraft and linked directly to the runway by a link runway, a new power plant, a water purifying plant, a fire prevention building and a new 10,250 metre, two-storey, passenger terminal. New road access was also built, as well as a parking area for cars and coaches, with a total developed area of 35,000 square metres. The new terminal and associated facilities were inaugurated on 7th May 1992.
On 30 June 1993 the Jerez Air Station was officially closed down, all its staff were transferred to Moron (Seville), and Aena took over the management of the facilities.
Jerez Airport - AENA airport
Ctra. De Sevilla NIV Km 631, 11401 Jerez de la Frontera- Cadiz
Airport Code: XRY
Telephone: 0034 956 150 000
Fax: 956 150 061
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