The largest airport in Northern Spain with 5,905,782 passengers

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Awarded by the International Airport Council as the Best in Europe in the category of 5 to 10 million passengers for the quality of service offered

This is northern Spain’s main airport, and the Basque Country’s principal external conectivity hub. By year-end 2019 it had handled a total of 5,905,782 passengers, up by 8% and setting an all-time record. Bilbao Airport contiues to expand in terms of both domestic and international flights, with a total volume of 51,591 take-off and landing operations.

It has a major business traffic component and it has been awarded by the International Airport Council as the Best in Europe in the category of 5 to 10 million passengers for the quality of service offered. Bilbao Airport’s area of influence is not cofined to the Basque Country alone, but also extends to neigbouring communities to the south, east and west, such as Cantabria, Burgos, La Rioja and Navarra, with a population of over three million.

The airport is located only 12 kilometres from Bilbao, and has extensive parking facilities for those travelling to it by car, in addition to regular bus services and taxis.

Largest airport in Northern Spain: Catchment area


Ranked 14th in terms of passenger numbers.

Ranked 7th, disregarding island airports.

An airport with a major business traffic component (34%).

5,905,782

passengers

in 2019 up by 8% over the previous year

51,591

operations

in 2019 up by 3,3% over the previous year

Source: Aena. Provisional non audited data 2019 (round trip)

Traffic distribution

Airline

Flight

Constant growth in passenger numbers


Bilbao airport finished last year with 5,905,782 passengers, an increase of 8% on the previous year.

Rising use has been constant, with a percentage increases of 7% in 2015 and 2016, 8% in 2017, prior to the current record figures.

Annual traffic evolution

Residence

44 %

Biscay Region

31 %

Rest of Spain

25 %

Foreign