Today, Jerez airport is a modern and important gateway for tourism for the province of Andalusia. In the seven decades of existence these installations have passed through various processes of transformation, now it faces its most ambitious to date. With an investment estimated to be in the region of 100 million euros, the work, which has been in process since the beginning of 2005, will present a completely renovated airport, with a capacity to serve 3 million passengers a year and equipped with a runway-apron able to hold up to a dozen aircraft.
This modernization will have a bearing on the transport possibilities since the airport will also have a train station for the AVE (High- speed train) and Cercanias (Suburban train). Thus, passengers will have the train as another option to connect with flights.
The commitment of the state enterprise Aena, along with the economic momentum of the area will also have an effect on influential sectors of Cádiz industry, such as aeronautics. The airport management have passed on to the government their willingness to dedicate part of the surrounding land to the establishment of businesses connected with this industry.
The first occupant, which could easily become a new Andalusian aeronautics leader, will be the company Atlantic Composites which will build a plant destined to produce carbon fibre structures.