More info: An aerodrome was constructed in the mid 1940s by the Air Force, as part of a defence plan for the Canary Islands. In 1947 Lanzarote Airport was officially opened to domestic air traffic. Lanzarote’s original airport building is situated within the grounds of the current airport just next to the dual carriageway into Arrecife, now home to the Museo Aeronáutico del Aeropuerto, or aeronautical museum.
Lanzarote airport is also known as César Manrique Airport and Arrecife Airport. It is located in San Bartolome, Las Palmas and is 5kms south of the islands capital Arrecife. The airport has 2 terminals T2 is for inter island flights and T1 for international arrivals and departures. Lanzarote Airport is managed by Aena, who own 45 other Spanish airports.
Lanzarote airport is the main and only gateway for domestic and international flights to the island. The largest volume of Lanzarote Airport traffic is from Europe. The United Kingdom and Germany represent up to the 60% of the international traffic. Airlines operating at the airport include Aer Lingus, EasyJet, Iberia Binter Canarias and Ryanair