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The coastal airport of Gran Canaria is the port of entry for the millions of tourists that the island receives annually.

It currently tops the list of Canary Islands airports, both in terms of passenger traffic and cargo as well as aircraft movements, and is the fifth busiest airport in Spain, preceded only by Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga.

The airport is situated 25 kilometres from one of the main tourist resorts in the Canaries - the southern region of the island of Gran Canaria - and 18 kilometres from the capital of the island and the province of Las Palmas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

As a result of its geographical location at 23 metres above sea-level on the south-eastern coast of the island of Gran Canaria, as well as unrivalled meteorological conditions, Gran Canaria Airport is regarded as one of the safest airports and operates 24 hours a day all year round. This enables airlines to guarantee their operations unperturbed by adverse weather conditions.

Gran Canaria Airport is the only one on the Canary Islands that has two runways and therefore increased operating capacity with a maximum of 53 operations per hour. The runways are parallel, measuring 3,100 by 45 metres, and their orientation coincides practically one hundred per cent of the time with the wind direction.

The land side comprises the passenger terminal, a car park building, the cargo terminal, a building for mail services and an industrial area. The cargo terminal is equipped with three cold rooms, an area for high-risk products and a strong room for valuable goods. It also has a Boarder Inspection Point (PIF).

Also known informally as 'Las Palmas', this airport is the busiest of the Canary Islands airports, handling more than 9 million passengers per year. It is located 18 kilometres south of the capital city, Las Palmas. The arrivals (ground floor) and departures (first floor) areas of the three-story terminal building are subdivided into three sections: European Union (A), international (B) and inter-island (C).

Airport Parking at Gran Canaria
Both short- and long-term car parks may be found in front of the terminal building. Nearly 2,000 spaces are available.

Getting to and from Gran Canaria
The island's main north-south motorway, GC-1, connects the airport to Las Palmas and other towns on Grand Canary's east coast. Travel time is about 20 minutes north to Las Palmas, and 45 minutes south to Puerto Rico and the tourist resorts near the island's southern tip. Buses run frequently between the airport and Las Palmas (fare about €2), as well as other island destinations. Taxi stands are located outside the arrivals area. The fare to the Las Palmas city centre is approximately €20.

Amenities at Gran Canaria Airport
A full-service bank (open weekdays, 08:00-14:15) is located on the ground floor in zone A (EU arrivals); there are several ATMs on the first floor. Bureaux de change can be found on the ground floor as well. A small post office is located in the international arrivals hall (ground floor, zone B). There is also a pharmacy, 24-hour medical service (near the EU arrivals hall in zone A), a chapel (zone B), a children's playroom and an assortment of travel agencies and tour operators.

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