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Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport

Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport photo

This airport serves the City of Santiago de Compostela and is also used by people traveling to A Coruna which is 75 kms away.

Ryanair and Iberia fly direct to Santiago from Heathrow and Stansted in the UK. If you are traveling here and cannot get a direct flight then it is better to head for Madrid and change flights there.

In 2005 Santiago De Compostela recieved around 1.7 million passengers with the majority of those passengers arriving here on internal flights.

Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport photo

The arrivals at Santiago are handled in two different halls. Hall A deals with domestic and EU flights, hall B deals with the occasional EU flight and all non EU flights. You will find the car hire comapnies in arrivals hall A.

Departures at Santiago de Compostela are dealt with on the ground floor and there are a total of 18 check in desks. Iberia always has 6 of these desks and Ryanair always has 2 desks.

There are a couple of cafes at the airport that are open throughout the day and you will find 7 different shops at Santiago selling a variety of things including cigarettes, perfumes etc.

Parking at Santiago de Compostela provides spaces for 1200 cars and the charges are as follows: €0.40 for the first half hour and €0.50 for every subsequent half hour. Daily parking costs €9 and a lost ticket incurs a penalty of €45.

You will find four different buses at Santiago de Compostela:

Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport photo

Airport - Lujo

runs throughout the day from 0700 - 1930

Airport to Santaigo Center

runs every 30 - 40 mins

Airport to Santiago (Doctor Teixeiro line)

runs every 30 - 60 mins

Airport to A Coruna

Just one bus per day which leaves at 1130 am

Taxis can be found outside the main terminal building and you should expect to pay €15 for a trip into Santiago de Compostela and around €80 for a taxi to A Coruna.

Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport photo


In October 1932, a group of aeronautical enthusiasts decided to build a flying club in Santiago de Compostela. On 28 December, the first board of directors was appointed, which, two years later, selected the land for the installation of an aerodrome in an area known as Crucero Bonito, in the town of Lavacolla.

The first works, in early 1935, involved levelling and compacting three landing areas, forming a runway triangle measuring 1100 by 200 metres, 950 by 150 metres and 600 by 125 metres.

Despite the military nature acquired by the Lavacolla aerodrome at the beginning of the civil war, in February 1937 an Airport Board was created to promote a connection by air to the city. Scheduled commercial services commenced on 27 September 1937 with the Santiago-Salamanca-Valladolid-Zaragoza route.

It was opened to domestic and international civil traffic and technical layovers for commercial traffic on 30 June 1947. A simple wooden hut served as protection for travellers against inclement weather.

In the summer of 1948, works began to asphalt the north-south runway. The tread runway and parking were built between 1953 and 1954, when a communications centre was erected and an omnidirectional radio beacon was installed to improve navigational aids.

In 1958, the airport runway lights were put into service. A portable ILS locator was installed at departure point 35 and a radio beacon placed at number 17. The power plant was built in the spring of the same year. In 1961, VOR equipment was installed.

During the three-year period between 1964-1967, runway 36/18 was expanded, an ILS was installed, the firefighting complex was built, the taxiway and apron were improved and enlarged and a new control tower and a new passenger terminal were constructed.

In 1981, a cargo terminal was built and enlarged two years later. In 1982, the customs service was established for passengers and luggage, which was later expanded to include export and import merchandise.

The passenger terminal, built in 1969, was enlarged on several occasions. In 1993, it was equipped with a Cat II/III ILS, which makes it possible for aircraft to operate in conditions of reduced visibility and significantly reduces the number of flight diversions and cancellations due to adverse weather conditions (fog and low clouds).

The airport has one runway and an aircraft apron with a specific area for general aviation.

Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport photo

Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport - AENA airport


15820 - Santiago de Compostela

A Coruna

Airport Code: SCR

Telephone: 0034 981 547 500


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General Info
Country Spain
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 42.896333
42° 53' 46.80" N
Longitude -8.415144
008° 24' 54.52" W
Elevation 1213 feet
370 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 004° W (01/06)
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 118.75
GND 121.7
APP 118.2

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
17/35 10499 x 148 feet
3200 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME STG SANTIAGO 111X 116.4 1.9 NM 171.1
NDB SNO SANTIAGO - 417 At Field -

Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.

Aviation Gasoline (AVGAS), octane unknown.
Oil O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)

FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
OIL 0-125-128

Runway 17/35

10499 x 148 feet
3200 x 45 meters

Runway 17
True Heading 166.0
Latitude 42.911772
42° 54' 42.38" N
Longitude -8.420431
008° 25' 13.55" W
Elevation 1167.0 feet
356 meters
Slope 0.3°
Landing Distance 10105 feet
3080 meters
Takeoff Distance 10499 feet
3200 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 394 feet
120 meters
Lighting System TDZL

Runway 35
True Heading 346.0
Latitude 42.883822
42° 53' 01.76" N
Longitude -8.410950
008° 24' 39.42" W
Elevation 1196.0 feet
365 meters
Slope -0.3°
Landing Distance 10499 feet
3200 meters
Takeoff Distance 10499 feet
3200 meters
Lighting System CL


Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME STG 111X 116.4 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
42° 55' 36.75" N
008° 25' 31.41" W


Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB SNO - 417 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
42° 54' 27.95" N
008° 25' 42.43" W

Santiago de Compostela (Coruna) Airport - AENA airport

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