Reus Airport (IATA: REU, ICAO: LERS) is a Spanish airport managed by Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA) which is located approximately 3 km from the center of Reus (Lower Field) and 7 km from Tarragona ( Tarragonés) at distances between 5 and 15 kilometers from the main tourist resorts of the Costa Dorada in Catalonia (Spain)
History The airport was an initiative of the Aeroclub de Reus, in the year of its foundation, 1935, began buying land to settle. The RACREUS paralyzed all activities during the Civil War, expanding the purchase of land by the Republican Army during the war and turning the airfield in one of the three military bases in the area, thanks to the work of Russian engineers. The Aeroclub de Reus aeronautical activities resumed in the late 40s with the purchase of the first plane and the constitution of the Pilot Training School. After the war, the Spanish army built a military base RACREUS land and stayed in a small area from which to operate. Reus Base hosted the Bf-109F from 23 Regiment Army Air Hunting and saw the emergency landing of a foreign war plane was boarding. Reus was also based Hunt School until he moved to Sevilla and then host the NCO School of the Air Force, but was gradually applying a shared use with civil aviation. Finally, the school closed in 1992, focused exclusively on the civil sphere. Its total military disaffection transferred the ownership of all land and facilities to AENA AENA and is one of the four commercial airports Girona Catalonia next to the Airport of Girona-Costa Brava and Barcelona, Barcelona Airport. Inside is reaching the RACREUS, which now has two sheds and intend to relocate and restore the old military hangar, to be demolished for the construction of the NAT. In its vicinity there is the Centre for Aviation Studies (CESDA), a center affiliated with the University Rovira i Virgili, university training model pilots and operations and has a fleet of 8 aircraft operating from Reus. Ryanair has boosted the airport due to its proximity to tourist towns such as Cambrils or Salou, Port Aventura Park, or cheaper access to Barcelona, 95 km. This passenger flow caused a significant increase in airport figures. In 1995, nearly 500,000 passengers were using the airport. In 2004, the number doubled to reach 1.1 million users. In 2005 and 2006 amounted to 1,382,000 passengers. The sudden increase in passengers promoted reform and improvement projects at the airport: a new arrivals hall and a redesign of the departure terminal. However, the facilities were still small to meet the demands of the airlines and undertook the construction of a new terminal, new power, new control tower and new fuel plot.