Address: 48180 Loiu, Biscay, Spain
Departments: DHL Global Forwarding · Santa Gloria
IATA code: BIO
Height: 42 m
Telephone: +34 913 21 10 00
Year of construction: 1928
Owner: Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
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Discover Bilbao airport departures
Bilbao airport is a smaller airport just a few miles north of the city. It is located in the north of Spain and processes about 5-6 million passengers per year. The first Bilbao departures took place almost 100 years ago for military activities. Passenger flights only came later and the airport was increasingly renovated and expanded.
The city center of Bilbao is relatively close, the distance between Bilbao Airport and the old city center (Casco Viejo) and the new city center (Abando) is 8 miles. BIO departures to both destinations can be by car in 15 minutes. San Sebastian is 60 miles away from Bilbao Airport, the journey time by car is about 70-80 minutes.
Bilbao Airport terminal
There is a terminal called La Paloma. It is a small terminal but fully equipped for BIO airport departures. After check-in at the upper level, go through security to the departures hall. There are 2 runways of 6,500 and 8,500 ft for all Bilbao flight departures.
The airport has been slowly growing in passengers since 2000 with ups and downs. In 2019, nearly 6 million passengers used the airport. These were more than 25 thousand Bilbao airport departures. Many flights have been canceled due to corona and therefore there were only 1.7 million passengers in 2020. Because many of the offered routes are domestic, flights were soon added again in 2021.
Airlines and destinations at Bilbao airport
Most Bilbao departures are operated by Vueling with a market share of 35%. Other flights in operation are from the companies Lufthansa, Iberia, Air Europa, Easyjet, Norwegian Air, KLM, Air France, British Airways and Air Nostrum.
Many of these flights go to other Spanish destinations such as Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga. Other Bilbao flight departures in Europe go to Munich, Frankfurt, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Lisbon, Zurich, Istanbul with Turkish Airlines, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Dublin with Aer Lingus.