Introduction

Vitoria airport, located eight kilometres from the city, in the district of Foronda, handles an outstanding volume of cargo traffic. In 2020, it was the fourth largest Spanish airport, after Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Zaragoza and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, in terms of cargo volume.

The Vitoria airport has undergone high growth in cargo traffic, especially in 1994 (in 1993, 427 MT were handled), due to the selection of the airport by some freight companies as the arrival point for goods (perishables) for further distribution and as the point of departure for other types of goods (parcels). International cargo traffic has also increased dramatically since the removal of customs barriers between EU countries.

In 2020, 45,359 passengers used the facilities, 10,317 flights were operated and 64,334 tonnes of cargo were transported.

PASSENGER AND CARGO TRAFFIC
Year Passengers Freight (T) Year Passengers Freight (T)
2011 28,211 34,692 2016 36,902 52,136
2012 24,389 34,648 2017 84,261 60,479
2013 6,912 37,482 2018 140,903 62,145
2014 7,073 42,161 2019 174,024 64,470
2015 11,182 46,372 2020 45,359 64,334