Lleida–Alguaire Airport

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Lleida–Alguaire Airport
Aeroport Lleida-Alguaire
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IATA: ILD[1]ICAO: LEDA
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Location of the airport within Catalonia
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Generalitat of Catalonia
Operator Aeroports de Catalunya
Serves Lleida
Location Alguaire, Catalonia, Spain
Opened 17 January 2010 (2010-01-17)
Elevation AMSL 1,148 ft / 350 m
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Website aeroportlleida.cat
Runways
Direction Length Surface
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13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt

Lleida–Alguaire Airport (IATA: ILDICAO: LEDA) (Catalan: Aeroport Lleida-Alguaire) is an airport located in Alguaire, Catalonia, Spain; about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the centre of Lleida and about 150 km (93 mi) from the centre of Barcelona.

History

Lleida–Alguaire has been designed as a regional airport to provide both passenger and cargo transport to Western Catalonia (the Ponent region and Catalan Pyrenees), Andorra and some counties (comarques) of La Franja.[2] The airport construction project had a budget of 130 million euro and it was the first airport built and owned by the Generalitat of Catalonia, via its public-capital company Aeroports de Catalunya. It is also one of the only Spanish Airports that is not owned by Aena.

The opening took place on January 17, 2010.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Arkia Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[3]
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Ibiza, Menorca
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick[4]
Thomas Cook Airlines London–Gatwick, Manchester[5]
Seasonal charter: Belfast–International

Statistics

In 2010, The airport handled 61,679 passengers.[6]

Ground transportation

Two new highways, the Autovías A-14 and A-22, provide road access to the airport.

References

  1. "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Lleida to Paris in 90 minutes". InfoCatalunya bulletin of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2009-05-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.vilaweb.cat/noticia/4184920/20140411/israeli-airline-arkia-to-link-tel-aviv-with-lleida-alguaire-near-the-catalan-pyrenees.html
  4. http://www.neilson.co.uk/ski
  5. http://www.brochure-store.co.uk/Brochures/Neilson/TCTNSKS114/Travel-information/Page302
  6. Passenger Numbers

External links

Media related to Lleida–Alguaire Airport at Wikimedia Commons