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Girona-Costa Brava Airport

Girona-Costa Brava Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA)
LocationGirona, Catalonia, Spain
Elevation143 m (468 ft)
Passenger change 09-10(-)8.0%
Aircraft Movements43290
Movements change 09-10(-)10.1%

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Girona-Costa Brava Airport (Catalan: Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava, Spanish: Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava) is an airport located 12.5 km (7.8 mi) southwest of the city of Girona, next to the small village of Vilobí d'Onyar, in the north-east of Catalonia, Spain. It is well connected to the Costa Brava, Barcelona and the Pyrenees.

The airport was built in 1965, but passenger traffic was modest. The early 2000s saw passenger numbers grow spectacularly after Ryanair chose Girona as one of its European hubs. In 1993, Girona Airport dealt with only 275,000 passengers; but in the six years from 2002 to 2008 passenger numbers increased by nearly ten times from just over 500,000 to more than 5.5 million. In 2010, around 4.8 million passengers passed through the airport.

Many people use Girona Airport as an alternative airport for Barcelona, though the airport is 92 km (57.2 mi) north of Barcelona. Passengers can transfer to Barcelona by bus or taxi from the airport or by train from Girona railway station. Many car hire companies are also available at the airport terminal. Barcelona city centre can be easily reached in 60 minutes from the airport by road.

Ryanair has a major base here. It is Ryanair's third largest in Europe and from May 2010 Ryanair will operate 62 routes from Girona

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