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Logroño-Agoncillo Airport

Logroño-Agoncillo Airport photoLogroño-Agoncillo airport is located east of the capital of La Rioja, in the town of Agoncillo.

Opened in 2003, the airport has modern infrastructures and services that allow it to manage the air traffic demand within appropriate levels of safety and quality.

In the six months of 2003 during which the new airport operated, 20,222 passengers passed through its facilities and 1,624 flights were operated. In 2004, it handled 38,385 passengers and 2,509 flight operations. In 2005, the airport reported 39,150 passengers and 3.064 flight operations.

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In 1923, authorities in Logroño met several times with General Echagüe, Director of Aeronautics, which led to the installation of a secondary air base. After visiting several plots of terrain, a military commission decided to locate the base on the grounds known as Recajo, some 10 kilometres east of Logroño. Work began in 1924 and on 3 September, two De Havilland aircraft flew to Logroño to test the operability of the airfield. The official inauguration was 30 July 1928.

The airfield had a 1,000 by 600 metre airstrip and was classified as a military airfield provisionally enabled as a civil airport. In 1929, an air wing of 16 De Havilland reconnaissance aircraft were stationed at Logroño. In March it was opened to official and private air traffic, in accordance with instructions for the organisation of commercial air traffic services at military airfields.

On 5 February 1932, its name was changed from Recajo Airfield to Agoncillo Airfield. That same year the Logroño Aviation Club was founded, which initially used an airstrip on the grounds of Prado Viejo for its activities, where it remained until 20 December 1948, when it moved to Agoncillo Airfield.

In 1936 the 23rd Reconnaissance Group was based at the airfield and in 1938 the Levante Regional Park, dedicated to repairing aircraft, engines and equipment, arrived; in 1939, the park took on the name Maestranza Aérea de Logroño, and operated until the 1950s.

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The airport opens to civil traffic

Agoncillo Airfield opened again to civil air traffic, full domestic and international tourism and technical stopovers for commercial traffic, in July 1946. The airstrip measured 1,500 by 700 metres of natural terrain and a runway, called 11-29, measuring 1,500 by 40 metres. In 1950, Agoncillo was classified as a military base open to Class B civil traffic during daytime hours. For the approach, there is a radio beacon and direction finder located on the eastern edge of the airfield. There are three flight paths available for landing operations: 13-31, 2,100 metres long, 90-27, 1,950 metres long, and 17-35, 1,500 metres long.

Air activity began to decline at the end of the 1960s, with the exception of a few aviation club flights. In the 1980s, activity began to recover, since Agoncillo began to be used for Civil Guard and Army helicopters. For this reason, in 1994, its facilities were transferred to the army and the Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET, "Army Air Forces") were established there.

Logroño-Agoncillo Airport photo

Since 1996, the Government of La Rioja, encouraged by the experiences of Leon and Burgos, began actions to convert Agoncillo into Logroño Airport. After drafting the Directive Plan and several projects, the BOE ("Official State Bulletin") published on 21 September 1998 a resolution by the Secretary of State for Infrastructures and Transport declaring Logroño-Agoncillo Airport a general interest airport under the direct management of the State.

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Logroño-Agoncillo Airport - AENA airport

Address: Ctra. Logroño-Zaragoza (Nal. 232) 26509 Agoncillo/La Rioja

Telephone: 941 277 400

Fax: 941 277 410

URL: http://www.aena.es/logrono-agoncillo

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General Info
Country Spain
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 42.460528
42° 27' 37.90" N
Longitude -2.320489
002° 19' 13.76" W
Elevation 1156 feet
352 meters
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

RIOJA TWR 118.575

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
11/29 6562 x 148 feet
2000 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME LPA LOGRONO 101Y 115.45 At Field -
NDB EAG LOGRONO - 399 At Field -

OPR HOURS Opr 0530-2100Z++ ps 30 min PPR Mon-Fri; 0800-2000Z++ Sat, Sun.
RWY Due to obst hgt in the tkof path, rpt LDA Rwy 29 is 5709'.

Runway 11/29

6562 x 148 feet
2000 x 45 meters

Runway 11
True Heading 109.8
Latitude 42.463575
42° 27' 48.87" N
Longitude -2.331933
002° 19' 54.96" W
Elevation 1156.0 feet
352 meters
Slope -0.2°
Landing Distance 6562 feet
2000 meters
Takeoff Distance 6759 feet
2060 meters
Overrun Length 197 feet
60 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System MIRL

Runway 29
True Heading 289.8
Latitude 42.457478
42° 27' 26.92" N
Longitude -2.309044
002° 18' 32.56" W
Elevation 1140.0 feet
347 meters
Slope 0.2°
Landing Distance 6562 feet
2000 meters
Takeoff Distance 6759 feet
2060 meters
Overrun Length 197 feet
60 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System MIRL


Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME LPA 101Y 115.45 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
42° 27' 37.93" N
002° 19' 36.88" W


Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB EAG - 399 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
42° 27' 04.83" N
002° 18' 53.05" W

Logroño-Agoncillo Airport - AENA airport

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