Almeria Airport plays one of the most important roles in the development of the province's tourist potential.

Located at the centre of the bay of Almeria and eight kilometres from the city, it enjoys excellent communications with the province's other tourist destinations, such as Cabo de Gata, Aguadulce, Roquetas de Mar, El Ejido and Mojacar.

During the 1990s, Almería airport did not stop growing until reaching almost one million passengers in 2000. To adapt to this new demand, the passenger terminal was refurbished in 1995, the new cargo terminal was opened in 2002 and the new departures building came into operation in 2009.

In 2016, Almeria handled 920,319 passengers, 11,738 flight operations and 32.1 tonnes of cargo.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2007 1,206,634 2012 749,720
2008 1,024,303 2013 705,514
2009 791,837 2014 745,226
2010 786,877 2015 691,240
2011 780,853 2016 920,319