Located 8 kilometres outside Santa Cruz de la Palma, it is a modern airport fully equipped to contribute to the economic growth and development of tourism in the region it serves.
Traffic is above all domestic, centring around the airports of Tenerife Norte, Gran Canaria and Madrid-Barajas. Regarding international traffic, its origins and destinations are mainly Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom.
At La Palma airport, important developments has been made to the infraestructure - a new terminal building, a control tower and an extended apron - in order to adapt the aiport's capacity to air traffic demands.
In 2016, the airport had 1,116,146 passengers in the 17,296 operations handled. Cargo traffic totalled 583 tonnes.