Santander Airport Arrivals

Santander International Airport

Address: Carretera del Aeropuerto, s / n. 39600 Maliaño, Spain
IATA airport code: SDR
ICAO airport code: LEXJ
Alias: Seve Ballesteros Santander Airport and Parayas Airport

SDR arrivals today

About Santander International Airport Arrivals 

The airport at Santander is seen as an international airport for the Cantabria area. It is the only commercial airport in this region. An alternative is Bilbao. Because of the high costs at the airport for the airlines, they decided to fly to Bilbao. Since 2003 this has changed and the number of Santander arrivals has increased significantly from 250 to 700 thousand passengers per year. With ups and downs, this grew to over a million.

Most popular routes

Santander Airport is located south of the city, with the port of Santander in between. The S-10 is close to the airport and connects the A-67 and A-8 motorways. As a result, the places east (Bilbao) and west (Gijón) of Santander Airport are also easily accessible. The airport was named in 2015 after the Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros. See the Santander Airport live arrivals above.


Seve Ballesteros – Santander Airport is actually the official name of the airport. The airport near Santander in Spain started with the first Santander flight arrivals in 1977. Actually there were flights from 1947 but that was a small different airport on the same site. The runway built in 1977 is still in existence although with some renovations and improvements. The terminal has also been expanded and renewed over the years for SDR airport arrivals. More innovations are planned involving 8 check-in counters and 3 baggage carousels in the Santander arrivals lounge. There are 5 gates for boarding to connect the aircraft to the terminal. In addition to the Schengen flights, there is also a possibility for Non-Schengen Santander airport arrivals.

Passenger stats

Looking at the last 10 years, the annual number of passengers is always around 1 million. In 2020 there will be far fewer SDR arrivals, but that will slowly improve in 2021. The airport is not large and is highly dependent on the airlines that offer routes.

Airlines and destinations

The main airline is Ryanair which offers most Santander flight arrivals to Barcelona, ​​Bergamo, Charleroi, Dublin, Edinburgh, Rome Ciampino, Valencia, Manchester, Luton London and Malaga. Other carriers with SDR airport arrivals are Binter Canarias to Gran Canaria and Tenerife North, Iberia to Madrid and Santiago de Compostela, Volotea to Ibiza, Menorca and Seville, Vueling to Barcelona, ​​Murcia and Wizz Air to Bucharest, Warsaw Chopin and Katowice.