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Gran Canaria Airport

Gran Canaria Las Palmas Airport (LPA)

Overview

The busiest airport in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria Airport is located about 12 miles (19km) south of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Processing nearly 9.5 million passengers each year on flights to the Canary Islands from the UK and Europe, Gran Canaria Airport is a pleasant facility located a convenient 16 miles (25km) from the resorts of Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria Airport is split into three zones: Zone A serves European Union flights, Zone B is for flights from destinations outside the European Union, and Zone C handles inter-island flights. The gates are close enough together that passengers making connections can easily walk between them.

The airport has a good selection of duty-free shops offering good bargains on luxury goods like alcohol and designer sunglasses, and several restaurants and cafes (including Starbucks).

Location

The airport is situated on the east coast of the island, 10 miles (16 km) south of Las Palmas.

Getting to the city

Most tour operators arrange transport for their clients. For those that don't, there is a taxi rank at the airport and frequent bus services between Las Palmas and other towns on the island.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: + 34 (0)928 579 130, +34 (0)902 404 704.

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz and National are all represented in or near the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport outside the terminal buildings.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office, a children's play area and a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Parking at Gran Canaria Airport is free for the first 30 minutes. Parking can be difficult to find on peak days, especially Mondays in season.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.aena.es

Airlines

Flights to Gran Canaria Airport are available on Aer Lingus, Air berlin, Air Europa, Air Italy, Austrian Airlines, Binter Canarias, Canary Fly, Condor, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Germania, Germanwings, Iberia, Jet2.com, Jetairfly, Luxair, Monarch, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Novair, Orbest Orizonia Airlines, Primera Air Scandinavia, Ryanair, SATA Air, Spanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways, Transavia, Travel Service Airlines, TUKfly, Vueling and White Airways.

Internet

There is wifi available in the terminal for a fee.

Business Lounges

There is a VIP loune offering business facilities like internet, fax and copying. The lounge is free to business-class passengers, and available to other passengers for a fee. There is also a meeting room available.


Gran Canaria Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.