Grand Canary Airport Information

Gran Canaria Airport (IATA: LPA), (informally known as Las Palmas Airport, and formerly known as Gando Airport), (in Spanish Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria), is the fifth busiest airport in Spain. It is an airport located on Gran Canaria Island. In 2009 it handled 9,155,670 passengers, a 10.3% reduction compared with 2008.

The airport is located to the east of Gran Canaria on the Bay of Gando (Bahía de Gando), 19 km (12 mi) south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and 25 km (16 mi) from the popular tourist areas in the south. The lengthy runways make the airport an alternative landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle.

The airport opened on 7 April 1930, after King Alfonso XIII signed a royal order announcing that the military air force installations on the Bay of Gando would become a civilian airfield. In its existence, the airport has become the largest gateway into the Canary Islands, as well as the largest in terms of passenger and cargo operations.

The airport has two terminals: one for European Union and Mainland Domestic flights (Terminal A), and the other for non-EU and interisland flights (Terminal B-C).

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Gran Canaria Airport:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Europa
  • Air Italy
  • Arkefly
  • Aviata
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Binter Canarias
  • Blue Panorama Airlines
  • Condor
  • EasyJet
  • Edelweiss
  • EuroAtlantic Airways
  • Germanwings
  • Hamburg International
  • Iberia
  • Iberia operated by Air Nostrum
  • Iberworld
  • Islas Airway
  • Jet2
  • Jetairfly
  • Mauritania Airways
  • Monarch Airlines (Schedueld)
  • Monarch Airlines (Charter)
  • Naysa
  • Neos
  • Niki
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Novair
  • Primera Air
  • Ryanair
  • SATA Air Açores
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Spanair
  • Star1 Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
  • Thomson Airways
  • Transavia
  • Travel Service Airlines operated by Smart Wings
  • TUIfly
  • TUIfly Nordic
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  • Viking Airlines
  • Vueling

The above mentioned information is taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Canaria_Airport.