Purpose: The main objective of this article is to analyse the current situation at Lleida-Alguaire Airport and propose possible actions to increase its profitability.(#br)Design/methodology/approach: This study presents the method as a research tool applied to regional airports, in particular, Lleida-Alguaire Airport.(#br)Findings: The study shows the importance of air transport and the current situation of Spanish airports, specifically in Catalonia, exposing the main air traffic imbalances between different airports and their effect on tourism. Finally, it describes and analyses the situation of Lleida-Alguaire Airport.(#br)Practical implications: Some actions in relation with aeronautical traffic are presented in order to improve and increase the efficiency of the... system.(#br)Originality/value: This article is one of the first works to focus on regional airports and it seeks ways to improve their economic and social efficiency.