Fuerteventura’s old “Airport Los Estancos”

This time from the ground and not from the air… 😀

Not many know about the old (former) airport of Fuerteventura situated at Los Estancos, not far away from the capital city of the island Puerto del Rosario.

Fuerteventura's old Airport Los Estancos
Fuerteventura’s old Airport Los Estancos, Terminal Building

I’ve done some research on Google, but there is not much information to be found, and actually nor are there many signs of the old airport left, except this old terminal. This was the second airport on the island, after La Tefía (which I’ll need to search on my next visit :-D) and it was in service between the years 1951 and 1969.

Fuerteventura's old Airport Los Estancos
Fuerteventura’s old Airport Los Estancos, Terminal Building

The runway 03/21 was 1.350m long.

Fuerteventura's old Airport Los Estancos
Fuerteventura’s old Airport Los Estancos, The Runway

This aerodrome was replaced by the new airport situated at El Matoral, which is still in service.

Iberia’s DC-3 Douglas at Los Estancos.
Foto: Colección ABG / Vicente Barbero García

I have the impression, that this 2.200km2 big island has many aerodromes we do not know much about. The Jandía strip, another one situated not far away from this one as well, El Jarde, La Tefía, etc…

Fuerteventura & Isla de Lobos

Some time ago, I’ve spent 2 years of my life living in Fuerteventura.

A lot if nice memories are popping up when flying over the island 😎.

Here are images taken on my last flight.