Bilbao Airport is a minor international airport located 9 km north of Bilbao, in the municipality of Loiu, in Biscay. It is the largest airport in the Basque Country and northern Spain. It is famous for its new main terminal opened in 2000 designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Bilbao Airport is one of the most outstanding expressions of the renewal and new strength of the city of Bilbao. It is located 12 kilometres from the capital of the Biscay province.
Over the last few years, Bilbao’s airport has effectively faced constant traffic growth, primarily domestic, but also increasingly international, thanks to its good connecting flights to the continent’s major hub airports and the main tourist cities and business centres.
With over 50 destinations, the Basque airport serves its entire area of influence with a renewed infrastructure in terms of commercial services, with shops adapted to the profile of the typical passenger and a restaurant area with brands recognised worldwide, whilst keeping in touch with Basque gastronomy. In addition, plans are under way to expand its passport control area, enabling EU passengers to use a new automatic system to read their identity documents.