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 more than 60 per cent of international traffic.
Domestic traffic is concentrated around three destinations: Madrid-Barajas, Gran Canaria and Tenerife Norte.
In 2016, the airport recorded 6,683,966 passengers. The number of operations was 54,632 and cargo traffic exceeded 1,776 tonnes.