Badajoz Airport (BJZ)
(Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain)
Over 80,000 passengers now pass through Badajoz Airport (BJZ) each year on their way to Badajoz and the surrounding areas. Centrally located on the Spanish-Portuguese border, around 14 km / 9 miles east of the city centre, this small airport is close to the suburbs of Novelda del Guadiana and Talavera la Real, and has seen significant growth in recent years.
Between 1999 and 2005, passenger traffic more than tripled from 19,000 to over 80,000. Most of the flights are domestic, with Barcelona and Barajas-Madrid being the only two scheduled destinations currently offered at Badajoz Airport, by the airlines of both Air Europa and Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional).
The airport can be conveniently reached by car via an access road off the main N-V motorway. Taxis are also an easy way to get to and from Badajoz and surrounding towns close to the airport, such as Mérida, Talavera, and Elvas, across the nearby border in Portugal.
About Badajoz Tourism
Because of its key location on the far westerly side of Spain and next to the Guadiana River, all of the different cultures throughout Spanish history have passed through Badajoz, leaving something of their influence. The province reached its peak of power and effect during the Roman Empire, when the Romans made the easterly municipality of Merida one of the empire's most important capital cities.
Badajoz Airport (BJZ) is located within the Extremadura region and notable sites include Alcazaba, one of the best preserved walled Arab castles in Spain. The historical quarter of Badajoz is also a pleasant place to stroll around and enjoy the plazas, churches and cafés. The locals have a reputation for being very friendly and helpful to tourists.
Badajoz Airport (BJZ):|
|Address: Carretera de Badajoz-Balboa, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain|
|Airport Code: BJZ
Tel: +34 924 210 406
Fax: +34 924 210 410