Las Palmas airport is one of the busiest airport of Spain and the biggest of Canaries. “Aeropuerto de Gando” as it was named by residents, is situated on the east part of the Gran Canaria Island.
Las Palmas Airport map show us that it is placed in the Bay of Gando in the Ingenio and Telde municipalities 19 km south of Las Palmas. Only 25 kilometers separate it from the most popular resorts in the southern part of the Canary Islands, such as San Agustin, Maspalomas, and Playa del Inglés.
In the immediate vicinity of the international airport is an air base Telde, whose runway is located just behind the civilian airstrip. Both runways longer than 3,000 meters make this airport an alternate landing station for the NASA Space Shuttle.
Regular flights to Gran Canaria are committed by more than three dozen of local and international airlines.
The Airport Gran Canaria is equipped with a wide variety of means to make comfort not only to ordinary passengers, but also to people with disabilities. It has been awarded In February 2003 with the International Accessibility Symbol. There were a lot of changes to gain this symbol. Such means as sciatic supports, emergency intercoms, text telephones, 37 special parking spaces are among them.
Las Palmas Airport arrivals are on the ground floor of the passenger terminal. Departures are on the first floor.
There are three zones of the passenger terminal:
- Zone A serves for flights from and to European Union countries.
- Zone B is for flights from and to non-European Union countries.
- Zone C is intended for inter-island flights.
A great variety of transportation services is available at the Las Palmas Airport. There are several ways to arrive at the airport and to leave it: Airport transfer agents, Car Hire, Public Bus, Taxi.
In the first case, you can order the carriage to the desired location with the order of your flight. It may be a car for one or two people and a bus for a large group of people.
As for the Las Palmas Airport car hire, it also can be ordered previously. But this service is available in airport too. There are several companies which provide service of vehicles leasing. They are: Avis, Cicar, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, Top Car Auto Reisen.
Offices of these companies are located on the ground floor in the transition zone between the arrival of international flights and flights from the EU.
The bus to Las Palmas Airport and from is moving according to the timetable. Public transport is the easiest and certainly the cheapest way to get from the airport to Las Palmas or the resort of Maspalomas. Without much trouble you can get well to the other resorts and towns of the island too.
Airport transfers in Gran Canaria can be provided also with a taxi service. You can find a taxi near the main building of arrival. To do this, turn right coming out of the building.
The Airport Las Palmas provides the services of parking only a few meters from the terminal, post office, medical care. Impressive shopping area is located in a shopping mall in the boarding lounge – terminal A, 1st floor. Here you can buy food, duty free, press, medicine, jewelry, toys, and even flowers.
There are also two places where you can eat. Lizarrán is in the northern zone departure to the EU countries and Starbucks in the same terminal on the first floor.
The main officially listed hotels of Las Palmas with a seating capacity of more than 100 are Hotel Reina Isabel, Hotel Santa Catalina, Melia Hotel, Hotel Dunas Canteras, NH Imperial Playa Hotel, Hotel Concorde, Hotel Fataga, Tryp Hotel Iberia, Igramar Canteras Hotel, Hotel Parque, Hotel Tenesoya, Hotel Cantur, Hotel Astoria, Hotel Verol, Hotel Atlanta, Hotel NH Playa de Las Canteras, Hotel Faycan. Most hotels are located on the picturesque eastern and north-western coasts with beaches and resort areas.