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Spain By Plane


In almost every Province in Spain, you'll find an airport, most offering flights to Europe and world-wide. There are also a few regional flights to the islands and spanish cities in northern Africa as well.

The national and biggest airline in Spain is IBERIA (www.iberia.es), which is now linked with British Airways.

If you are looking for information in all airports of Spain, see www.aena.com. This is the company which operates most of the Spanish airports.

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Internal flights

Spain's Iberia Airlines operates an extensive network of internal and international flights from the major airports. Iberia flights can be booked via authorised travel agencies and from their web site.

 

International flights

Spain has many international airports. The airports open to international traffic are: Alicante, Almeria, Aviles, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Girona, Granada, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Corunna, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Madrid-Barajas, Malaga, Melilla, Menorca, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Reus (Tarragona), San Sebastian, Santander, Santiago de Compostela (Corunna) Seville, Tenerife-Norte, Tenerife-Sur, Valencia, Vigo, Vitoria and Zaragoza. A departure tax applies when flying out of Spain, but this is usually included in the price of the ticket at purchase - although it is worth checking on this when flying with cut-price flight operators.

 

Because of the increased number of passengers flying to and from the Spanish airports, many are currently being modernised and expanded to cope with the increased traffic - both human and aircraft. However there are also a number of new airports which have cost many hundreds of millions of Euros to build, but have never been used. Some have a handful of staff to maintain the place but only see a few thousands of passengers a year, while some remain completely unused. The runway of one of these airports is unofficially used for drag racing. Beware that your flight may one day be directed to one of these airports. The reason for their lack of use is mostly their isolated positions, many being a considerable way from a town or city. They are just airports in waiting.

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