Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla Airport (SCQ)
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Conveniently sited within minutes of the quaint town of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago Airport (SCQ) provides easy access to some of the most beautiful and interesting scenery in north-western Spain. Around two million passengers arrive at the airport annually, with most of them coming on internal Spanish flights. British Airways, Iberia Air and Ryanair all fly direct to Santiago from Stansted and Heathrow airports in the UK, while Ryanair also offers flights from Rome and Frankfurt.
Over 85% of flights at Santiago Airport tend to be scheduled and domestic, with around 25,000 yearly aircraft movements. The most popular destination is Madrid, followed by Barcelona, Tenerife Sur (South) and Palma de Mallorca. During the holiday season, the airport sees an increase in international charter traffic, reflecting Santiago's growing importance as a tourist destination.
Santiago Airport can be reached by car via the N-547 national main road connecting Lugo to Santiago de Compostela. Buses provide services into central Santiago de Compostela and to surrounding areas as far away as La Coruna, a journey of around 75 km / 47 miles. Taxis are also available in front of the terminal building, linking nearby destinations such as Boqueixon, Lalin, Padrón, Pontevedra and Teo.
About Santiago de Compostela Tourism
As the capital city of Galicia, with its Celtic roots, Santiago de Compostela lies in the north-west corner of Spain. Historically, this was the place where St. James (the patron saint of Spain) was buried after his excursions into the Holy Land.
The spectacular coastline and beautiful green hills make the region a magnet for travellers of all kinds. Its excellent seafood and fine wines, coupled with a lively nightlife give balance to this ancient town. Restaurants in Santiago de Compostela are at their most plentiful around the Plaza de Quintana and the Praza de San Paio, and along the Rúa do Franco.
The magnificent Cathedral of Santiago (Catedral del Apóstol) attracts thousands of pilgrims each year, who arrive at Santiago Airport (SCQ), ready to walk the ancient Camino de Santiago trail of St. James. The city's remote location has kept it out of mainstream travel in the past. However, as services have continued to develop, the city has earned a reputation as a popular short break destination.
Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla Airport (SCQ):|
|Address: Highway N547, Santiago de Compostela, Spain|
|Airport Code: SCQ
Tel: +34 (0) 981 547 501
Fax: not available