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According to official data, Sabadell Airport is the second Catalan airport with the most operations, followed by Girona Airport and Reus Airport. It has 200 aircraft based at the aerodrome, originating more than 60,000 operations annually.
A brief overview of the history of Sabadell Airport
Sabadell Airport was officially inaugurated on August 1, 1934, and at that time was used for military aviation and civil aviation. When the Civil War began, Naval Aeronautics workshops were set up in Sabadell. It was already in 1953 when the Barcelona-Sabadell Aeroclub was set up, so from that moment on, the aeronautical activity became more important.
In 1954, the Ministry of Air, accepted the transfer of the aerodrome, the field was initially intended for military aviation, where two hangars were built, a repair shop, warehouses, fuel depots , accommodation for officers and troops, as well as a main building in which the control tower was also located.
In 1963, the aeronautical easements were established, which were modified in 1964 with the commissioning of runway 12-30. And it was in January 1979 that Sabadell aerodrome was opened to national and international air traffic.
Aviation schools at Sabadell Airport
More than 200 people work at Sabadell Airport if we count workshops, Aena staff, airline companies, aviation schools … Aeronautics training at Sabadell Airport is one of the main activities. which are carried out there, currently having more than 5 schools.
Among them, we find the first Aeroclub in Spain (Aeroclub Barcelona-Sabadell) considered the largest aeroclub in Europe, with more than 1,200 pilot members, more than 17,000 flying hours a year and more than 40 aircraft of all types . They offer aeronautical training and social activity, as well as multiple sports specialties.
The Sabadell Station Student Residence is just 10 minutes by car and 25 minutes by public transport from Sabadell Airport, making it easier for our residents who study there to travel.