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Santiago de Compostela

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Name Santiago de Compostela
Region Europe
Territory Spain ES.gif
Location Lavacolla
Coordinates 42° 53' 51.24" N, 8° 25' 13.66" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
17/35 3200 m10,498.688 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation LEST 201230Z 24006KT 180V300 4000 1500SE BCFG OVC003 16/15 Q1014 BECMG 9000 SCT005
Station Santiago / Labacolla
Date/Time 20 September 2019 12:30:00
Wind direction 240°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount overcast
Temperature 16°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Santiago de Compostela Airport



Santiago de Compostela Airport is one of the three international airports in Galicia, Spain. It is located in Lavacolla, a town 16 km8.639 nm
16,000 m
52,493.438 ft
from Galicia's capital city, Santiago de Compostela.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LEST

  • A319, Santiago de Compostela Spain, 2016 (On 10 October 2016, an Airbus 319 was cleared to divert to its first alternate after failing to land off its Cat II ILS approach at Porto and obliged to land at its second alternate with less than final reserve fuel after the first alternate declined acceptance due to lack of parking capacity. The Investigation concluded that adjacent ATC Unit coordination in respect of multiple diversions was inadequate and also found that the crew had failed to adequately appraise ATC of their fuel status. It also noted that the unsuccessful approach at the intended destination had violated approach ban visibility conditions.)
  • C500, vicinity Santiago Spain, 2012 (On 2 August 2012, a Cessna 500 positioning back to base after completing an emergency medical team transfer operation earlier in the night crashed one mile short of the runway at Santiago in landing configuration after being cleared to make an ILS approach. The Investigation concluded that the approach was unstabilised, had been flown without following the ILS GS and that the crew had used DME distance from the VOR near the crash position rather than the ILS DME. Fog was present in and around the airport.)