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Book Your Charter Flight to Lanzarote Airport

Lanzarote Airport is located near the island’s capital, Arrecife. The centre of the Spanish city is only about 5 kilometres away, making it practical for a charter flight to or from Lanzarote. Lanzarote is the third busiest airport in the Canary Islands after Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Flights from Lanzarote are primarily to countries in the European Union, with flights to the United Kingdom and Germany making up about 60 percent of international air traffic originating from Lanzarote. Of course, with a private jet from Lanzarote, any destination is an option.

History of Lanzarote Airport

Construction of Lanzarote (ACE) Airport began in 1936. However, at the time, it was still a makeshift airport. In 1940, the Spanish Air Force decided to build a proper airport for the the defence of the island. This laid the foundation for today's Lanzarote Airport, which was built just 5 kilometres west of the capital, Arrecife, directly on the Cosa de Guacimata in the municipality of San Bartolomé.

Not long after its construction, Lanzarote Airport began to be used used for civil aviation on an occasional basis. With that purpose in mind, part of the main building was rebuilt in 1946 to make the check-in process proceed more smoothly. The new facilities were well received, and within the next year, civilian flights to Lanzarote became standard.

At this time, the runway at Lanzarote Airport wasn’t yet paved. This took place as part of modernisation measures which began in the 1950s in response to increased flight volume. The runway was then completely rebuilt in the 1960s, making the airport suitable for night flights. Later that decade, a larger terminal building, electric power station, radio centre, technical area, and further buildings were built. Following these extensive modernisations and expansions, Lanzarote Airport opened to domestic and international passenger traffic in March 1970.

Additional renovations took place in the following decades; the passenger terminal was expanded, a modern VASIS system was installed, and a fire protection building was built. By the end of the 1990s, the terminal had adequate space and structure to support seven million passengers a year. It wasn’t long before a new control tower, improved arrival access, and additional parking spaces capped off the airport’s many improvements.

Lanzarote Airport Location

Distance from Lanzarote (Arrecife) Airport to:

  • César Manrique Foundation: approx. 5 kilometres by car
  • Marina Rubicon: approx. 34 kilometres by car
  • Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park: approx. 12 kilometres by car

Due to the airport’s central location, Arrecife is only a few minutes away. Taxis are readily available or, if you prefer the flexibility, a hire car can also be booked to take you into town or to your holiday accommodation elsewhere on the island.

Top 5 Connections for Lanzarote Charter Flights

Lanzarote is the perfect airport for charter flights, whether travelling to the European continent for leisure or business. While commercial traffic flies mainly to the UK and Germany, with a private jet from Lanzarote, it’s easy to fly nonstop to any number of countries, including popular hotspots in France, Switzerland, or Italy:

For a business trip to Switzerland, a Lanzarote private jet can have you comfortably landing in beautiful Geneva in 3 hours and 30 minutes. For the most in demand destinations in neighbouring France, Lanzarote flights to Paris Le Bourget are also about 3 hours and 30 minutes, whereas Nice is only 3 hours and 20 minutes away. A charter flight from Lanzarote to Italy takes just over 3 hours and 40 minutes whether heading to a fashion show in Milan or attending an important conference in Rome.

Services and Amenities at Lanzarote Airport

Lanzarote Airport is well equipped to see you comfortably to or from your flight with the following services and amenities:

  • VIP lounge
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Medical assistance
  • Restaurants & bars

In addition, Lanzarote Airport offers passengers a comprehensive cultural programme. Aviation fans will want to be sure to visit the Museo Aeronáutico, featuring exhibits on the history of aviation in Lanzarote. The exhibition hall in the terminal used for inter-island flights displays local, national, and international artworks free of admission charge. This section of the airport also features a permanent mural from the famous Arrecife architect and artist César Manrique.

Lanzarote Airport Runway

Lanzarote Airport handled an impressive 6.7 million passengers in 2016; 43 airlines flew to a total of 85 destinations. Of these, 16 percent were charter flights. All of this with just one runway:

Runway Length and width Surface
03/21 2,400 m x 45 m Asphalt

Lanzarote was praised as a model for sustainable development by the World Tourism Organization. The island’s capital, Arrecife, home to half of the island’s population, has evolved from a small fishing town to the commercial and cultural centre of Lanzarote. Exploring the harbour and the rugged coast helps one to understand the source of this city’ name, which means something along the lines of "rocky reef". Outside of the city, there are a number of surprises to be found, from the geysers in the national park, to cactus gardens, a former fortress now used to exhibit modern art, and a network of tunnels formed by lava; Lanzarote offers something unexpected beyond just the typical beach holiday. Book a charter flight to Lanzarote with JetApp and discover this fascinating volcanic island.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: GCRR / ACE
  • Altitude: 14 m above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 6,683,966 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 54,632 (2016)
  • Runway operating hours: 6am to 12am (summer); 7.00am to 1am (winter)
  • Runways: 1 (2,400 m)

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