ALMERIA Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary today.
The airport was officially inaugurated on February 6, 1968 after an investment of 350 million pesetas and currently generates work for approximately 50 companies and an estimated 400 people.
It received its first commercial flight just two days after its opening at 5:30pm from Iberia, Madrid that had 38 passengers on board.
Since its inception, the airport has played host to more than 542,000 aircrafts and more than 27.2 million passengers.
It had its best passenger rate in almost a decade in 2017, with 1,007,446 passengers using the airport.
According to Airport Operator Aena, there will be a number of events throughout the year to celebrate the anniversary.
In a statement, the operator said: “With the aim of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Almeria Airport, highlighting its historical link with the territory and thanking employees for their commitment to the common project it represents, the airport has designed a programme of commemorative activities, which will be distributed to throughout 2018.”