Presentation | El Hierro Airport | Aena

El Hierro airport presentation

Officially opened in 1972 and located in the municipality of Valverde, El Hierro airport has changed life on the island, improving communications with the rest of the archipelago and paving the way for a new type of tourism.

Its air traffic is domestic, with most origin/destination flights coming from Tenerife Norte airport and, to a lesser extent, Gran Canaria airport.

In 2020 the airport handled 178,526 passengers, 4,184 flight operations and 58 tonnes of cargo.

  • 301,241
  • passengers in 2023
  • 6,126
  • flights in 2023
  • 58
  • tonnes in 2023


ACI Award

Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers in 2023.

ACI Awards

Best Hygiene Measures 2021.


Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme Certification (2021).


Airport with the Most dedicated Staff in Europe (2023).


Most Enjoyable Airport in Europe (2023).


Easiest Airport Journey in Europe (2023).

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