Communications Infraestructure

Andalusia possesses an efficient transportation infrastructure that communicates the region and connects it with Spain, Europe and the world.

Air Transportation

Andalusia has six airports. Three of them set for international flights: one in Málaga, which serves 12,5 million passengers per year, another in Seville, which holds more than 5 million travelers per year, and one in Almería. The other three airports are located in Jerez de la Frontera, Granada y Córdoba.

Air Traffic

Passengers: 19,094,565 people
Merchandise: 7,553,999 kg
Source: IECA 2012

Road Transportation

Andalusia has an adeptly designed and paved freeway system of more than 23.600 kilometers long, of which 2.463 kilometers are freeways and double lane motorways, and 20.917 kilometers are conventional one lane roads.

Source. Ministerio de Fomento 2011

Railroad Transportation

The region’s railroad transportation system connects all major urban centers. The high speed train (AVE) commutes from Seville to Madrid in two and a half hours, and from Seville to Barcelona in six and a half hours. Since February 2008, Seville, Malaga and Cordoba are also linked by the high speed train.

Source: Consejería de Obras Públicas y Transportes,
Junta de Andalucía, 2009

Marine Transportation

 

Andalusia holds 36 ports under its Andalusian Administration. Eighteen of these ports carry out commercial fishing activities and together host 66% of the regional fishing fleet. Twenty eight ports own water sport facilities.

Most of Andalusia’s port activities take place in the seaport of Algeciras which services 67% of the region’s passengers and facilitates 18% of total water transit of all the Spanish territory. Algeciras is also the neuralgic center of the region’s shipments. Sixty four percent (64%) of Andalusia’s shipments and eighteen percent (18%) of the country’s (Spain) shipments take place in this port. Other important ports are Almeria, Motril and Malaga, situated on the Mediterranean Coast, as well as Huelva and Cadiz, located on the Atlantic Coast. Andalusia also holds the only river port in the country, the port
of Seville.

 

Passengers: 7.163.879 people
Merchandise: 138.262.626 tons
Source: IECA, 2012