ACE Airport


Lanzarote Airport, or César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport, is located 5 kilometres from Arrecife, within the municipality of San Bartolomé. In the mid 1940s, the Air Force approved the construction of an aerodrome on Lanzarote, as part of a defence plan for the Canary Islands. In 1947, Lanzarote Airport was officially opened to domestic air traffic.
During the 50s repair and alteration works were carried out on the runway and in 1969, construction work was carried out on a new passenger terminal building and the extension of the runway. In 1970, it was opened to civil national and international passenger air traffic and, in 1999, the new passenger Terminal was inaugurated.
Lanzarote airport.
Lanzarote Airport. Foto: / pio3 / Shutterstock
Lanzarote airport.Lanzarote Airport. Foto: / pio3 / Shutterstock
In 1988, additional extension and alteration work was carried out to the airport  and, in 1999, the new passenger terminal was opened with a capacity of over seven million passengers per year. The facilities are rounded off with a control tower, new accesses and parking for vehicles.
Most of the traffic at the airport comes from European Union countries. The United Kingdom and Germany account for almost 60 per cent of international traffic. Domestic traffic is concentrated around three destinations: Madrid (Barajas Airport), Gran Canaria and Tenerife (North Airport). 

Management company: Aena Aeropuertos S.A.
Address: Apartado de Correos 86 - 35500 Arrefice de Lanzarote/Las Palmas - Spain
Telephone no.: (+34) 91 321 10 00

Country code: ES

Lanzarote Airport Lanzarote Airport: Copyright © / Wirestock / Depositphotos 
Transportation to/from the airport
The route 'Arrecife-Airport’, links the island's capital to the airport in just 10 minutes. Stop at the Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2/Arrivals. Frequency: every 25 minutes, approximately.

The route ‘Arrecife-Airport-Playa Honda’ links the island's capital and Playa Honda to the airport in just 10 minutes. Stop at the Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2/Arrivals. Frequency: every 50 minutes, approximately.

To Arrecife: just outside the Airport take the 4th exit and follow signs for LZ-2/Arrecife, continue onto LZ-3 and take the exit LZ-20/Arrecife/Tinajo. The route taken 13 minutes circa.
To Puerto del Carmen: just outside the Airport take the 4th exit and follow signs for Yaiza/LZ-2, take the exit Puerto del Carmen and continue on LZ-40 and continue on LZ-505.

Taxis are available from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in Arrivals.

Car hire
The main car rental companies in airport, in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, are: AutoReisen, Avis, Cabrera Medina, Cicar, Europcar, Goldcar Rental, Hertz, TopCar and Payless.
Text by Alisè Vitri
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Updated June 2021
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