Seville Airport is the sixth busiest inland airport in Spain. It is the main international airport serving Western Andalusia in southern Spain, and neighbouring provinces. The airport has flight connections to 42 destinations around Europe and Northern Africa, and handled 7,544,473 passengers in 2019.
In April 1927, the Unión Aérea Española company established the Madrid-Sevilla-Lisboa airline. In February 1929, the Sevilla airport project was approved and, in March, the Tablada aerodrome was opened to navigation and air traffic, determining that it would stop providing this service as soon as the projected airport was built.
In September 1945, work began on the Sevilla transoceanic airport, building runways 05-23, 02-20, and 09-27. A year later, it is classified as customs and runways 05-23 and 02-20 are paved. In 1948, a gonio was installed and the beaconing was completed, renamed tracks 04-22, 18-36 and 09-27. In 1956, runway 09-27 was extended, turning 18-36 into a taxiway.
In 1965 an ILS was installed. Between 1971 and 1975, the terminal area was remodeled, the parking lot was expanded, a new terminal building was built, and new entrances were developed and prepared.
In 1989, with a view to the 1992 Universal Exposition, the platform was extended, a new access was built from the national road N-IV, as well as a new terminal building and a new control tower to the south of the runway.
It serves as a base for the low-cost carriers Vueling and Ryanair. It is 10 kilometres east of central Seville, and some 110 kilometres north-east of Costa de la Luz.
The Seville airport is also known as San Pablo Airport to distinguish it from the older Tablada airport, which was in operation as military aerodrome until 1990.