Lanzarote Airport, located 5 kilometres from Arrecife, is extremely important for tourism development on the island.
Most of the traffic at the airport comes from European Union countries. The United Kingdom and Germany account for almost 50 per cent of international traffic.
Domestic traffic is concentrated around three destinations: Madrid-Barajas, Gran Canaria and Tenerife Norte.
In 2015, the airport recorded 6,124,321 passengers. The number of operations was 50,448 and cargo traffic exceeded 1,806 tonnes.