Located in El Matorral, just five kilometres from the island capital of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura Airport plays a key role in tourism development on the island.
Most of the flights from the airport are to European Union countries. Germany and the United Kingdom represent more than 50 per cent of the international traffic. Domestic traffic centres around four destinations: Gran Canaria, Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas, Tenerife Norte and Barcelona El-Prat.
In 2016, the airport received 5,676,817 passengers in the 45,456 flight operations handled. 945 tonnes of cargo were transported.