LEST – Santiago / Rosalia de Castro Airport
IATA: SCQ – ICAO CODE: LEST
Santiago de Compostela Airport is located in the historic region of Galicia in Spain, in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The international airport is located 12 km from the city of Santiago de Compostela, in the parish of Lavacolla. The well-known Christian pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago passes close to the airport.
The number of passengers (2,903,427 passengers in 2019) has grown considerably, and it is no wonder that Santiago de Compostela International Airport is now the second busiest airport in northern Spain after Bilbao Airport. Ryanair is the airline offering the largest number of routes from Santiago de Compostela airport, with 13 different destinations along with Air Nostrum, IBERIA and Vueling, with 10 European cities.
The construction of the airport dates back to 1935, and the first scheduled flights from Santiago de Compostela airport began in 1937.
Currently, Santiago de Compostela airport has only one terminal in operation, as the old terminal closed and all flight operations were moved to the new terminal on the night of October 13, 2011, leaving the old terminal and its jetways services unavailable for scheduled/commercial flights, the military area was recently refurbished and the fire department now has new facilities next to the new terminal next to the air cargo hangar and the new maritime rescue hangar.
The new terminal has been designed to handle up to 4 million passengers per year, and is expected to be expanded at some point in the future.
In this version of LEST for MSFS you will find a faithful and very detailed recreation of the entire airport as well as a detailed hand-built 3D terrain to give more realism to the entire airport area.
Enjoy a realistic environment with highly detailed high-resolution textures, complicated and exciting flights thanks to the ever-changing weather in the area.
“The scenery is installed via the Contrail product manager.”
“Download and install the Contrail app, then activate LEST with your serial number”
“As we announced before, due to the problems that many people are having with the functionality of the gateways we have decided that our gateways will be static in this version 1. 0, ASOBO is expected to fix this problem in full with the next simulator update and a new version of the SDK this October, then we will work on making our animated gateways work and we will release it as a free update, we believe this is not a reason not to release our airport for sale as you can make full use of it without animated gateways given the type of operations that are performed on it.
Once again we would like to thank you all for your support and we are very excited about this new airport, it is a very detailed reconstruction and faithful to reality in all aspects, especially with regard to the terrain.”