Introduction

Inaugurated in 1972, the airport of El Hierro, located in the municipality of Valverde, has changed life on the island, improving communications with the rest of the archipelago and paving the way to a new type of tourism.

Air traffic is domestic, with the main origin/destination of flights being Tenerife Norte Airport and, to a lesser extent, the airports of Gran Canaria.

In 2015, the airport processed 146,789 passengers, 3,615 operations and 75 tonnes of cargo.

DEVELOPMENT OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC
Year Passengers Year Passengers
2006 171,444 2011 170,225
2007 184,843 2012 152,726
2008 195,425 2013 139,153
2009 183.891 2014 148,978
2010 170,968 2015 146,789