Introduction

The Ceuta heliport, opened in 2004, is the first in Spain built and managed by Aena for ensuring accessibility to the autonomous city by air and for providing a service that responds to the current air traffic demand. A quick connection to the Spanish mainland is vital to Ceuta's economic development.

The heliport is located at the port of Ceuta, between the west pier and the fishing port, in an area reclaimed from the sea to the north of the city. Its facilities include a helicopter apron, a two-storey terminal, a power plant and a building for the rescue and fire fighting service.

Ceuta has operated flights to Málaga since 2004 and to Algeciras since 2010. There are no current regular commercial flights in operation, but there are private flights, aerotaxi charter flights, etc. The heliport also serves as a base for the air medical service of the Autonomous City of Ceuta.

In 2016, the heliport handled 1,654 passengers and 476 operations.

EVOLUTION OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC
Year Passengers Year Passengers
2007 23,852 2012 18,296
2008 25,616 2013 5,683
2009 20,557 2014 4,323
2010 29,812 2015 1,096
2011 46,754 2016 1,654