FUE Airport

Fuerteventura

In the 1930s the company Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas (LAPE) refurbished a piece of land between the sea and the Tetir road to use as an auxiliary field for its flights. In 1940, work was begun on a military aerodrome in the municipality of Tefía. The airport was opened officially to national and international civil flights in January 1959.
 
The geographical location of the airport, far from Puerto de Cabras, the most important point of the island, and the increase in commercial flights, it became necessary to move the facility only five kilometres away from Puerto Rosario. Traffic to the Tefía airport ceased definitively in 1952 and the facility in the new location was opened.
 
With the rapid growth in demand and the problems produced by its location - continual gusting winds - the Fuerteventura Airport was moved along the coast to a place called El Matorral. The Airport of El Matorral, situated just five kilometres from the island capital of Puerto del Rosario, was opened officially in 1969. In 1992, the airport received more than 1,600,000 passengers, which made it necessary to carry out extensive refurbishment of the terminal and aircraft parking areas.
 
aeroporto Fuerteventura
Aeroporto di Fuerteventura. Foto: Sisterscom.com / JJFarq / Shutterstock
aeroporto Fuerteventura
Aeroporto di Fuerteventura. Foto: Sisterscom.com / JJFarq / Shutterstock
 
In 1994, construction started on a new terminal building, an aircraft apron, a taxiway parallel to the runway, a power plant and a new access road. With the new facilities it was possible to attend around five million passengers a year.
 
Most of the flights from the airport of Fuerteventura are to European Union countries. Germany and the United Kingdom represent 68 per cent of the international traffic. Domestic traffic centres around three destinations: Madrid (Barajas Airport), Gran CanariaTenerife (North Airport) and Barcelona (ElPrat Airport). 

INFORMATION
Management company: Aena Aeropuertos S.A.
Address: Ctra Matorral s/n. - 35610 Fuerteventura/Las Palmas - Spain
Telephone no.: (+34) 91 321 10 00
Website: www.aena.es

TECHNICAL DATA
IATA Code: FUE
ICAO Code: GCFV
Country code: ES
 
Flights
Transportation to/from the airport
Bus
The Route 'Puerto del Rosario-Caleta de Fuste-Las Salinas', runs between the airport and the capital of the island, Puerto del Rosario, and the touristic area of Caleta del Fuste and Las Salinas. Stops at the airport Terminal/Salidas.

The Route 'Puerto del Rosario-Morro Jable', runs between the airport and the capital of the island, Puerto del Rosario, and Morro Jable. Stops at the airport Terminal/Salidas.

The Route 'Puerto del Rosario-Gran Tarajal', runs between the airport and the capital of the island, Puerto del Rosario, and Gran Tarajal. Stops at the airport Terminal/Salidas.
 
Car
To Puerto del Rosario: just outside the Airport take the 2nd exit and follow signs for FV-2 Pto. Del Rosario/Corralejo. The route taken 7 minutes circa.

To Cooralejo: just outside the Airport take the 2nd exit and follow signs for FV-2 Pto. Del Rosario/Corraleo. Take FV-3 and follows Circunvalacion/FV-20/Antigua/FV-10/LA Oliva/FV-1/Corralejo. The route taken 38 minutes circa.

To Gran Tarajal: just outside the Airport take the 2nd exit and follow signs for FV-2 Caleta de Fuste/Morro Jable/Jandia. Take FV-4 and follows Av. De la Constitucion. The route taken 37 minutes circa.
 
Taxi
Taxis are available from Terminal in Arrivals.
 
Car hire
The main car rental companies in airport are: Avis, AutoReisen, Cicar, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, Payless, Sixt, TopCar.
 
Text by Alisè Vitri
Photos: Sisterscom.com / Shutterstock
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Updated February 2020
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