Introduction

Zaragoza airport is located south-west of the city, 10 km from the city centre. It is a joint civil-military aerodrome.

Aena has carried out major renovation of the infrastructure to adapt and modernise the airport for the 2008 Zaragoza International Expo. In 2008, the new passenger terminal with all its auxiliary facilities was opened, and the apron, parking area and external roads were extended. This was followed by further improvements, beginning in 2008, such as the new cargo terminal for general goods, to meet the demand for this activity and separate it from perishable goods.

The airport is currently experiencing a significant increase in passenger traffic. Due to its excellent location, with over twenty million people concentrated within in a radius of three hundred kilometres, it is an important goods distribution centre. In 2016 it was the third airport in the Aena network, after Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat, in terms of cargo volume.

In 2017, the airport recorded a total of 438,035 passengers, 7,965 operations and 142,185 tonnes of cargo.

PASSENGER AND CARGO TRAFFIC
Year Passengers Freight (T) Year Passengers Freight (T)
2008 594.952 21.439 2013 457.595 71.661
2009 528.313 36.890 2014 418.580 86.390
2010 605.912 42.543 2015 423.873 85.741
2011 751.097 48.647 2016 419.529 110.141
2012 551.406 71.197 2017 438.035 142.185