Introduction

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 2017, the airport had 1,302,485 passengers in the 17,757 operations handled. Cargo traffic totalled 617 tonnes.

DEVELOPMENT OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC
Year Passengers Year Passengers
2008 1,151,357 2013 809,521
2009 1,043,274 2014 862,836
2010 992,363 2015 971,676
2011 1,067,431 2016 1,116,146
2012 965,779 2017 1,302,485