Welcome to the second edition of Sunday’s specific ATC Event in which controllers are encouraged to open their home airports! In this second edition of IFATC at home, I will be focusing on airports from Spain, most concretely within the region of Andalusia
Which monument corresponds to picture number 1?
- La Giralda
- Plaza de España
- Torre del Oro
- Seville’s Cathedral
There will be an airport that I will focus on especially, the Seville San Pablo airport
IATA Code: SVQ || ICAO Code: LEZL
Seville International Airport, also known as Seville-San Pablo Airport) is a Spanish Airport, located 3 km northeast of the city of Seville, being the second airport with the highest number of passengers in Andalusia after the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport.
History of Seville Airport
In 1915, a small aerodrome, now called Tablada Aerodrome, was named Seville Airport. This aerodrome had the purpose of training pilots. Work on the refurbishment began in 1915 and in the same year, it began to be used for training pilots and observers.
In 1919, the first commercial flights between Seville and Madrid were carried out. The following year, the postal airline between Seville and Tangier was established and, in 1921, the first Spanish commercial flight between Seville and Tangier.
In February 1929, the Seville airport project was approved and, in March, the Tablada aerodrome was opened to navigation and air traffic, and it was decided that this service would cease as soon as the planned airport was opened.
Seville airport, September 1945. Initially, multiple runways were built. One year later, it was classified as an international airport and runways 05-23 and 09-27 were asphalted. In 1956, runway 09-27 was extended and runway 05-23 became a taxiway.
In 1957, work was carried out on the terminal building, as well as on the control tower.
In 1965 an ILS is installed. Between 1971 and 1975, the terminal area was remodelled, the parking area was extended, a new terminal building was built and new accesses were developed and fitted out.
General Airport Information
|Airport Elevation||Runways||Runway Heading (True)||Runway dimensions||Surface|
|111ft||09/27||093º or 273º||11008 x 147ft||Asphalt|
My connection with Seville Airport
Sevilla is my home town. It is a beautiful city with some great World Heritage places. Sevilla has a quite big airport compared with its operations. Sevilla has a huge 11008ft runway able to host up to biggest class F aircraft (A388 & B7487-8)
But this is not what makes it a special airport for me. The city has one of the biggest A400M factories, casually is near the old Aerodrome of Tablada. Apart from the mega factory, the own airport has also an A400M assembly point and was the airport in which this aircraft made his inaugural flight apart from many testing flights.
Currently, we still are assembling A400M and the city’s factory is helping with the A350XWB production.
So, finally, for those who are trying to learn about the complex aviation world, and trying to become a future engineer like me, this place is one of the seven wonders of the world (Now eight)
Airlines & Destinations
Here is a table with permanent and seasonal destinations and airlines
|Air Europa||Madrid (LEMD), Tenerife Norte (GCXO) and Palma de Mallorca [
|Air France||Paris Charles de Gaulle
|Air Nostrum||Almería (LEAM), Madrid (LEMD), Melilla (GEML), Valencia (LEVC), Fuerteventura [
|British Airways||London-Gatwick (EGKK)|
|Brussels Airlines||Brussels (EBBR)|
|EasyJet||Berlín-Schönefeld (EDDB), Bristol (EGGD), Edinburgh (EGPH), London-Gatwick (EGKK), London-Luton (EGGW), Lyon (LFLL), Nice (LFMN), Toulouse (LFBO) and Venice (LIPZ).|
|EasyJet Switzerland||Basel (LFSB) and Geneva (LSGG)|
|Iberia||Madrid (LEMD), Almería (LEAM),
|Iberia Express||Madrid (LEMD)|
|Laudamotion||Vienna (LOWI), Düsseldorf (EDDL) and Stuttgart (EDDS).|
|Lufthansa||Frankfurt (EDDF) and Muenchen (EDDM)|
|Ryanair||Alicante (LEAL), Barcelona (LEBL), Bari (LIBD), Beauvais (LFOB), Bérgamo (LIME), Berlín-Schönefeld (EDDB), Bolonia (LIPE), Burdeos (LFBD), Bristol (EGGD), Brussels (EBBR), Budapest (LHBP), Cagliari (LIEE), Catania (LICC), Charleroi (EBCI), Colonia/Bonn (EDDK), Dublin (EIDW), Edimburg (EGPH), Eindhoven (EHEH), Fez (GMFF), Fuerteventura (GCFV), Gran Canaria (GCLP), Hamburg (EDDH), Ibiza (LEIB), Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (EDSB), Cracov (EPKK), Lanzarote (GCRR), Lisboa (LPPR), Londres-Luton (EGGW), Londres-Stansted (EGGS), Luxemburgo (ELLX), Malta (LMML), Manchester (EGCC), Marrakech (GMMX), Marsella (LFML), Milán-Malpensa (LIMC), Nantes (LFRS), Nápoles (LIRN), Palma de Mallorca (LEPA), Pisa (LIRP), Oporto (LPPR), Rabat (GMME), Roma-Fiumicino (LIRF), Santiago de Compostela (LEST), Tánger (GMTT), Tenerife-Sur (GCTS), Treviso (LIPH), Valencia (LEVC), Vitoria (LEVT), East Midlands
|SAS Scandinavian Airlines||Stockholm-Arlanda [
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon (LPPT)|
|Transavia||Amsterdam-Schipol (EHAM) and Eindhoven (EHEH)|
|Transavia France||Paris-Orly (LFPO), Nantes (LFRS) and Lyon
|TUI Fly Belgium||Paris-Charles de Gaulle
|Volotea||Asturias (LEAS), Santander (LEXJ), and Bilbao (LEBB)|
|Vueling||A Coruña (LECO), Asturias (LEAS), Barcelona (LEBL), Bilbao (LEBB), Fuerteventura (GCFV), Gran Canaria (GCLP), Ibiza (LEIB), Lanzarote (GCRR), Palma de Mallorca (LEPA), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (LFPG), Rome-Fiumicino (LIRF), Tenerife-Norte (GCXO), Valencia (LEVC), Lyon
Connection to the World: From the main international hub on Sapin
|Airbus A321-200||Iberia||0:55||LEMD MD030 MD031 VTB CRISA HIJ HIJ47 RUVEN ROTEX LEZL||HIJ3E|
Business in Sevilla : From the Coastline city of Valencia
|A318||At your discretion||1:30||LEVC D250G SERRA ASTRO XEBAR YES MAMIS BAZAS VIBAS GDA12 SVL72 SVL57 D096T D096M ROTEX LEZL||VIBAS3E|
TBM Hopper: Explore all the featured airports
|TBM-930 or C172||At your discretion||Around 3 h||LEAM-LEMG-LEJR-LEZL||None|
This is a VFR Fly-in, Starting at LEAM (Almería). Turn west following the coastline until LEMG in sight. After a touch and go at LEMG go directly towards JRZ (VOR) and try a VOR approach. After that, you are free to continue flying in the heading you want towards LEZL.
| Connecting With Low-Cost Hub
|A320-200||British Airways||2:30||EGKK NOVMA NIBDA HAZEL SAM IBNID MARUK LELNA DOMOK BASIK BADUR NOVAN INBAB PEPET DELOG SNR RATAS NEA ORBIS DISKO TLD MONTO MOLIN HIJ HIJ47 RUVEN ROTEX LEZL||HIJ3E|
See the Jeppesen Chart 10-9, where the airport diagram states some boundaries and limits of the ATC competence surrounding the Airbus Factory. Notice this procedure will be ignored in the event due to the lack of any possible competence over the designated zone apart.
ATC will have all competence and rights over the totality of the airport, surrounding territories and airspace
This airport is beautifully edited by @Major-Tom
Also, Sevilla is considered as a dope airport by Misha
Now with VFR procedures new ever to IF
The fact that Seville is the main hub on the event does not mean we can’t open other airports within Andalusia, here, for example, is the main international airport in the whole region
IATA Code: AGP || ICAO Code: LEMG
Here goes a beautiful regional airport! Almería, a small airport located in a… desert? Yes, it is a very arid landscape, and it is considered as a desert, the Taberna’s Desert, anyways, it is also bathed by the coast, hmm… weird but true
Learn more about the Taberna's desert
IATA Code: LEI || ICAO Code: LEAM
Only VOR’s approached allowed on this airport, designed for truly explorer pilots
Here a smaller airport but not less beautiful. Jerez, also an international airport who has a class Delta Airspace with few VFR Corridors (@Maxmustang, I will need to see if the corridors can be allowed due to the Infinite Flight interface)
IATA Code: XRY || ICAO Code: LEJR
Finally, I aim to all the Spanish IFATC controllers or just to the controller who wants to support this Idea, open any Andalusian airports, does not necessarily needs to be ones listed above! Let’s discover the Andalusian beauty!
4 May 2020 2240z:
The initial version is uploaded, along the week each airport operation procedures in concordance with the Infinite Flight interface will be released and a more in-depth description of each airport! Stay tuned this is only 1.0
5 May 2020 1137z
110 May 2020 1258z
Added the Recommended Routes
Thanks for watching!