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Reus Airport

Reus Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Catalonia
Airport typePublic
Elevation71 m (233 ft)

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The Reus Airport is located by the beaches of Costa Daurada, equidistant in relation to the town of Constantí and the city of Reus and approximately 7.5 km (4.7 mi) from the city of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain.

The airport receives a large amount of tourist traffic from passengers destined for the beach resorts of Salou and Cambrils. It is also close to one of Europe's largest theme parks, Port Aventura. In addition, passengers travel to the Mountains of Prades, a Mediterranean forest in the comarca of Baix Camp. The Priorat, a neighboring region, is known for the quality of its wines.

A recent influx of flights has led to a dramatic increase in passenger numbers at the airport. In 1995, approximately 500,000 passengers passed through the airport. In 2004 this number more than doubled to 1.1 million and in 2005 it reached 1.4 million.

The airport is now a Ryanair base (since October 2008) although for the Winter 2009 2010 season Ryanair reduced the number of flights and destinations from Reus by a substantial amount. This reduction was only temporary for the winter months and a full flight programme recommenced late March 2010.

The increase in passenger numbers has necessitated several improvement projects at the airport. The new arrivals hall is fully operational, and the departures terminal building including the check-in area and lounge are now complete.

On 29 June 2011 Ryanair announced that their base would close on 30 October with the loss of 28 routes after failing to reach an agreement with the local Government. Ryanair will resume some flights in March 2012 but they will be operated by aircraft not based at Reus.

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