Introduction

Vitoria airport, located eight kilometres from the city, in the district of Foronda, handles an outstanding volume of cargo traffic. In 2017, it was the fourth largest Spanish airport, after Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat and Zaragoza, in terms of cargo volume.

The Vitoria airport has undergone high growth in cargo traffic, especially in 1994 (in 1993, 427 MT were handled), due to the selection of the airport by some freight companies as the arrival point for goods (perishables) for further distribution and as the point of departure for other types of goods (parcels). International cargo traffic has also increased dramatically since the removal of customs barriers between EU countries.

In 2017, 84,261 passengers used the facilities, 8,434 flights were operated and 60,484 tonnes of cargo were transported.

PASSENGER AND CARGO TRAFFIC
Year Passengers Freight (T) Year Passengers Freight (T)
2008 67,818 34,989 2013 6,912 37,482
2009 39,933 27,388 2014 7,073 42,161
2010 42,073 27,960 2015 11,182 46,372
2011 28,211 34,692 2016 36,902 52,136
2012 24,389 34,848 2017 84,261 60,484