Granada airport is located in the district of La Vega del Genil, 17 kilometres from the region's capital city.
Granada Airport, situated in the Vega del Genil region 17 kilometres outside the city, mainly handles scheduled flights to Barcelona and Madrid and therefore plays a key role in the socio-economic development of Granada and its area of influence: the Granada province, Jaén and the south-east of the Cordoba province.
At present, the airport has a single runway, 2,900 by 45 metres and a 90,350-square metre apron with twenty-five aircraft stands, of which eleven are for commercial planes. The passenger terminal has a surface area of 5,116 square metres and comprises the departures and arrivals zones, a cafeteria and restaurant, the VIP lounge, car hire offices and other services.
In 2003 Granada handled a total of 525,870 passengers, mainly concentrated over the Easter period and the summer months. By contrast, the majority of aircraft operations, which reached a total of 12,804 last year, take place in December, January and March. The airport also handled 101,2 tons of cargo.