Spain plane tickets & flights
Europe's top summer travel destination. Most popular regions are the central area including Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia, Basque Land, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands...
There is more in Spain than you can visit in 3 months!
You can live a year in this country and keep on visiting, there is so much to see.
There are plenty of low cost airline travel possibilities to and within Spain for those of you who are students, backpackers or other category of travelers with small budgets.
Let us take a look together at how you can best travel to and within Spain by airplane!
Very good internal network.
Many low cost airline flights. Prices can be very low due to intense air traffic, high accent on seasonality (during the summer the prices are highest, after that they drop) and the increasing number of low cost airline flights.
Most large cities in Spain have their own airport. Connections between the airports and the cities is excellent (buses, btu in many cases railway systems as well), prices are low to average on transfer systems.
Very good connection from the big cities to the rest of Europe and North Africa especially, but also to Latin America and the Caribbean, North America. Some flights to the Middle East and Asia.
Airlines serving Spain
Operates scheduled long haul services to Central and South America from Madrid.
Airline from Mallorca, Spain.
Operates flights to North America, South America, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands and of course the Balearic Islands.
Air Nostrum/Iberia Regional
Iberia Regional or Air Nostrum as it is also called is an independent carrier which operates as a franchisee of Iberia Airlines.
Operates close to 100 domestic routes and over 50 international ones.
The main base is at Valencia, others are at Madrid and Barcelona.
Ándalus Líneas Aéreas
Ándalus Líneas Aéreas is a small new airline only launched in 2008.
Serves primarily Málaga, Madrid and Barcelona and also flies to: Gibraltar (one of the very few carriers that will take you to "the Rock"), Algeria, Morocco, Nador, Ouja, Tangier, Portugal.
Within Spain it has the following destinations: Almería, Barcelona, Girona (north of Barcelona), Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla/Seville, Valencia.
Spain's flag carrier.
Your number one choice when flying from Spain to Latin America.
Has serves 120 destinations in late 2009, but these are expected to increase as new aircraft (more than 70) are expected to enter their fleet starting with 2010.
Islas Airways is based in Tenerife in the Canaries.
Flies to Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, La Palma, Tenerife and Arrecife within the Canary Islands. It also starts operation in 2010 February to Agadir, Dakhla, Laâyoune and Tan-Tan in Morocco.
Low cost airline with an aging fleet that has had 2 cases of crashed airplanes in 2008.
Headquartered in Mallorca, flies to a large number of destinations within Spain.
Internationally it also flies to North African countries and within Europe to Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, the UK.
Spanair is not officially a low cost airline, but it has no free on board services. You will have to pay for food and drinks.
Low cost airline with it base in Barcelona.
Has hubs at Barcelona's El Prat Airport, Barajas Airport near Madrid and Sevilla's Airport.
Flies to a large number of destinations within Europe. It also operates to Morocco's Casablanca and Marrakech.
Various other carriers
Every important European carrier operates to Spain.
A very large number of low cost airlines from outside of the country operate to its main tourist destinations (carriers like WIZZ Air, easyJet, Ryanair, German Wings and others).
Intercontinental flights are available through a large number of North African, Latin American, US and Canadian carriers.
Destinations, major airports in Spain
A Coruña Airport Alvedro Airport
Alicante Airport (formerly El Altet Airport)
Barcelona International Airport (El Prat)
Bilbao Airport or Loiu Airport
Girona-Costa Brava Airport
Madrid Barajas International Airport
Torrejón de Ardoz Airport
Murcia-San Javier Airport
Salamanca Matacan Air Base
Santander Parayas Airport
Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla Airport
Sevilla/Seville Airport San Pablo Airport
Talavera la Real Badajoz Airport
Valladolid Airport (Villanubla Airport)
Last modified/updated: November 20, 2009