Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) Information
(Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain)
Fuerteventura Airport stands in the middle of the east coast of its namesake Canary Island. It is frequently called El Matorral after its location to the south-west of the island's capital, Puerto del Rosario. Fuerteventura Airport's commercial history dates from the late 1960s, making it as old as the Canary Islands' tourism industry itself.
Today, the airport is Spain's 10th busiest, with an annual passenger traffic increase from nearly 3.5 million visitors in 2000 to almost five million visitors nowadays. Up to 3,000 people pass through each hour during peak holiday season on the Canary Islands.
Several of Fuerteventura Airport's direct flights are operated by budget carriers, which fly to and from dozens of cities across Europe. Of interest, the modern, two-floor terminal directly faces the Atlantic Ocean.
Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)
Address: Matorral, s / n 35610 Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 860 600
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura's capital, stands only 6 km / 4 miles north-east of the El Matorral coastal location of this airport. Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste and over 150 unspoilt sandy beaches are all brief distances away from the island's principal air facility.
Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) Guide
- Information desks in each terminal area
- Island Handicrafts shop and Two Air Zone shops
- Upper level contains full-service restaurants, while the lower level has more informal cafeterias
- Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlour
- Car hire available from international and local firms including Sixt and Budget
- ATMs in boarding, check-in, and arrivals areas
- Baby changing facilities and play area for older children
- Observation deck with stunning Atlantic Ocean views
- Short-term and long-term parking facilities, which can hold up to 1,700 vehicles
Cars and Taxis
Navigating Fuerteventura by car is easy, as the island is just 100 km / 62 miles long and a little over 30 km / 19 miles wide. Fuerteventura Airport is conveniently situated on the FV2 road, near the island's main thoroughfare, the FV1. It takes under one hour to drive to any corner of the island from here, except perhaps during peak holiday season traffic. Taxis can be pre-booked or boarded directly outside of the Arrivals area.
Several Fuerteventura resorts and tour operators supply private shuttle buses in addition to the recently revamped public bus network operating on this particular Canary Island. These reliable and affordable buses travel along some 16 different routes. Buses departing from the airport take roughly 20 minutes to reach Caleta de Fuste and around 40 minutes to arrive in Corralejo.