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Seville Airport (IATA: SVQ, ICAO: LEZL)[1] (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Sevilla)[2] is the sixth busiest inland airport in Spain. It is the main international airport serving Western Andalusia in southern Spain, and neighbouring provinces. The airport has flight connections to 42 destinations around Europe and Northern Africa, and handled 5,108,807 passengers in 2017.[3] It serves as a base for the low-cost carriers Vueling and Ryanair.[4] It is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of central Seville, and some 110 kilometres (68 mi) north-east of Costa de la Luz.

Seville Airport

Aeropuerto de Sevilla
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAena
OperatorAena
ServesSeville, Andalusia, Spain
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL34 m / 112 ft
Coordinates37°25′05″N 005°53′56″W / 37.41806°N 5.89889°W / 37.41806; -5.89889Coordinates: 37°25′05″N 005°53′56″W / 37.41806°N 5.89889°W / 37.41806; -5.89889
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Seville Airport is located in Andalusia
Seville Airport
Seville Airport
Location within Andalusia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,360 11,024 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers6,380,465
Passenger change 17–18Increase 24.9%
Aircraft movements57,909
Movements change 17–18Increase19.0%
Cargo (t)12,561
Cargo change 17-18Increase 17.3%
Source: AENA[1]

FacilitiesEdit

Seville Airport is capable of handling six million passengers a year. There are 23 stands (all of them are self-maneuvering) of which 16 are remote, with 42 check-in desks and 16 boarding gates. Since its last enlargement in 1991 for the Seville Expo '92, the airport has undergone minor extension works. 2013 saw the opening of a new car parking building with five floors. It is currently being remodeled to expand its capacity to ten million passengers a year, completion of the works by 2021.

HistoryEdit

In 1914, the first plane flying between the peninsula and Morocco landed at the improvised aerodrome of Tablada, which had been fitted out the previous year for an air festival. Following this, the municipal government of Seville handed over a plot of land measuring 240,000 m2 (2,600,000 sq ft) to the Military Aeronautical Society for the construction of an aerodrome. Work on the aerodrome began in 1915 and that same year it began to be used for training pilots and observers.

In 1919 the first commercial flights were operated between Seville and Madrid. The following year, an air postal service was established between Seville and Larache and in 1921, the first Spanish commercial service between Seville and Larache was set up. In 1923, various facilities such as hangars, workshops and premises were opened and approval was given for the construction of a municipal airport in Tablada at one end of the military aerodrome airfield, measuring 750 by 500 m (2,460 by 1,640 ft).

In April 1927, Unión Aérea Española established the air service Madrid-Seville-Lisbon. In February 1929, the Seville airport project was approved and in March, the Tablada aerodrome was opened to flights and air traffic. It was decided that this service would cease once the planned airport was constructed.

In 1929 the first flight was operated between Madrid and Seville and in 1930, this was extended to the Canary Islands. In February 1931, the service between Berlin and Barcelona was extended to Seville. In December 1933, LAPE began a service between Seville and the Canary Islands.

During the Spanish civil war, Seville became the arrival point for African troops, whilst Iberia served air transport with flights between Tetuán-Seville-Vitoria, Seville-Salamanca and Seville-Larache-Las Palmas.

In September 1945, works began on the Seville transoceanic airport, with the construction of runways 05/23, 02/20 and 09/27. One year later, it was classified as a customs point and runways 05/23 and 02/20 were asphalted. In 1948, a goniometer was installed, the runway lighting was completed, and the runways became known as 04/22, 18/36 and 09/27. In 1956, runway 09/27 was extended and runway 18/36 became a taxiway.

In 1957, works were carried out on the terminal building and the control tower. Seville Airport was then included in the Hispanic American Agreement for the installation of a supplies base. The facilities were developed near the threshold of 04, rendering the runway out of service.

In 1965 an Instrument Landing System was installed. Between 1971 and 1975, the terminal area was renovated, the apron was extended, a new terminal building was constructed and new access roads were developed.

In 1989, with a focus on the Seville Expo '92, the apron was extended, and a new access from the national motorway N-IV was opened; a new terminal building and a new control tower to the south of the runway were also built. On 31 July, the new installations were inaugurated.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air Europa Madrid,[5] Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle (begins 1 June 2020)[6]
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Nice, Toulouse, Venice
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Edelweiss Air Zurich
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Almeria, Madrid, Melilla, Valencia
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Vigo
Lauda Düsseldorf (begins 15 February 2020),[7] Stuttgart (begins 20 March 2020),[8] Vienna
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Ryanair Alicante, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels (begins 27 October 2019),[9] Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen (ends 26 October 2019),[10] Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fez, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Hamburg (ends 5 January 2020),[11] Ibiza, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (ends 5 January 2020),[10] Krakow, Lanzarote, Lisbon (begins 28 October 2019),[7] London–Luton (begins 9 November 2019),[7] London–Stansted, Luxembourg, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Rabat, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela, Tangier, Tenerife–South, Treviso, Valladolid (ends 23 October 2019),[10] Valencia, Verona (ends 24 October 2019),[10] Vitoria
Seasonal: East Midlands, Frankfurt[12], Memmingen, Warsaw–Modlin
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Stockholm–Arlanda (begins 29 February 2020)[13]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Transavia France Nantes, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Volotea Asturias, Bilbao, Santander
Vueling A Coruña, Asturias,[14] Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, Tenerife–North, Valencia
Seasonal: Lyon, Menorca, Nantes

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège
DHL Aviation Vitoria
UPS Airlines Vitoria

StatisticsEdit

 
Seville Airport in 1946
 
Check-in area
 
Gate area
 
Cargo Terminal

Busiest routesEdit

Rank Country City Passengers (2013) Passengers (2014) Change Carriers
1 Spain Barcelona 787,402 808,888  02.7% Ryanair, Vueling
2 France Paris 336,458 351,623  04.5% Ryanair, Transavia France, Vueling
3 Spain Madrid 241,069 244,619  01.5% Iberia Express
4 Spain Majorca 198,564 239,423  020.6% Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
5 United Kingdom London 195,480 236,250  020.9% easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways
6 Spain Tenerife 190,044 185,756  02.3% Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
7 Spain Gran Canaria 177,580 177,977  00.2% Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling
8 Spain Bilbao 149,691 144,249  03.6% Vueling
9 Italy Rome 104,877 138,749  032.3% Ryanair, Vueling
10 Belgium Brussels 98,758 133,004  034.7% Brussels Airlines, Ryanair
11 Italy Milan 110,534 119,299  07.9% Ryanair
12 Netherlands Amsterdam 70,095 94,482  034.8% Transavia Holland, Vueling
13 Spain Valencia 143,915 93,652  034.9% Air Nostrum, Vueling
14 Spain A Coruña 70,177 70,431  00.4% Vueling
15 Italy Bologna 65,503 64,912  00.9% Ryanair
16 France Toulouse 50,658 46,930  07.4% Air France, Air Nostrum
17 Spain Lanzarote 43,874 46,900  06.9% Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Ryanair
18 France Marseille 42,785 46,134  07.8% Ryanair
19 Portugal Lisbon 27,252 43,041  057.9% TAP Portugal
20 Spain Santiago 64,329 42,295  034.3% Ryanair

Passengers and movementsEdit

Number of
passengers[note 1]
Number of
movements[note 2]
Seville Airport passenger totals
1997–2016 (millions)
1997 1,542,761 19,992
 
1998 1,595,692 21,911
1999 1,688,539 23,275
2000 2,037,353 25,701
2001 2,205,117 38,848
2002 2,042,068 36,124
2003 2,269,565 38,483
2004 2,678,595 44,231
2005 3,521,112 55,423
2006 3,871,785 58,576
2007 4,507,264 65,092
2008 4,392,148 65,067
2009 4,051,392 55,601
2010 4,224,718 54,499
2011 4,959,359 56,021
2012 4,292,020 48,520
2013 3,687,714 41,591
2014 3,884,146 42,380
2015 4,308,845 46,086
2016 4,624,038 45,838
2017 5,108,807 48,660 Source: AENA[3]

Ground transportationEdit

Public transportEdit

Urban Transport Line of Seville Airport Airport Express connects the bus station   Plaza de Armas, in the centre of the city with the airport. It has intermediate stops at strategic points of the city, including the AVE train station of   Santa Justa. The whole trip takes approximately 40 minutes. Buses run from 04.30 till 00.45.[15]

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • On 20 April 2011 a Vueling Airbus A320-200 EC-GRH operating flight VY2220 with 150 from Barcelona to Seville aborted landing due to the nose gear stuck in a 90 degrees position the aircraft performed a low approach and the aircraft made a safe emergency landing on runway 27.
  • The 2015 Seville A400M crash took place near to the airport.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic and international.
  2. ^ Number of movements represents total takeoffs and landings during that year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official airport website, in English Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Official airport website, in Spanish Archived 2007-11-09 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "TRÁFICO DE PASAJEROS, OPERACIONES Y CARGA EN LOS AEROPUERTOS ESPAÑOLES – aena-aeropuertos.es" (PDF). aena.es. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Ryanair to open Seville base". examiner.ie.
  5. ^ "Unimos Madrid con Asturias y Sevilla". billete996.aireuropa.com.
  6. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285752/air-france-adds-seville-service-from-june-2020/
  7. ^ a b c "A new route will link Seville with Düsseldorf in February". sevilla.abc.es. 28 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Ryanair offshoot LaudaMotion expands offer from Stuttgart". austrianwings.info. 24 September 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-launches-7-new-routes-from-belgium-in-winter-2019-2020/
  10. ^ a b c d Liu, Jim. "Ryanair W19 Network changes summary as of 04OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair W19 Hamburg network changes as of 18OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Ryanair W19 Network changes summary as of 04OCT19".
  13. ^ "Un vuelo directo conectará Sevilla y Estocolmo a partir de febrero".
  14. ^ "Vueling expands operations in Seville, basing fourth aircraft and adding Asturias service". centreforaviation.com.
  15. ^ "Airport Bus Timetable" (PDF). TUSSAM.es. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.

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