Car hire Lanzarote Airport
Lanzarote Airport its located at 5 km from Arrecife, the capital of lanzarote, handles some 5.6 million passengers per year and is the 8th busiest Airport in Spain.
Flights to Lanzarote are available from around 19 Airports in the UK, some of them only offer one flight per week. Most of the traffic to lanzarote comes from European Union countries and local flights.
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Lanzarote Airport history
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. The aerodrome was located five kilometres west of Arrecife, within the municipality of San Bartolomé.
In 1946, Lanzarote Airport was provisionally opened to civil traffic, for which purpose part of the building that housed the military annexes was used. A year later, it was officially opened to domestic air traffic.
The constant increase in passenger traffic led to a further extension and improvement of the airport. The works included the installation of a DME associated with the VOR, a VASIS at the departure points 04/22, new runway lighting to substitute the temporary lighting, the extension of the aircraft apron, rapid exit path, and the extension of the passenger terminal. An additional extension was made in 1988 to increase operating capacity, a taxiway was constructed, parallel to the runway.
They inagurated the new passenger terminal building was in 1969 also the extension of the runway, a transmission centre, technical block and general planning. After the work, the airport remained classified as second category and, finally, on 3 March 1970, it was opened to civil national and international passenger air traffic.
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