Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria
Address: Autopista GC-1, s/n, 35230, Las Palmas, Spain
Phone: +34 928 57 91 30
Airport code: LPA
Altitude: 24 m
Junction for: Binter Canarias, Canaryfly, Vueling Airlines
Serves: Gran Canaria
LPA Departures today
About Gran Canaria Las Palmas Airport Departures
Gran Canaria Airport (IATA abbreviation: LPA) is the airport of Gran Canaria. It is the largest in the Canary Islands. The airport is also called Las Palmas or Gando Airport. It’s in sixth place with 126,452 Gran Canaria Las Palmas airport departures annually. The location of the airport is on the east coast, about 16 miles from the city of Las Palmas. There have been Gran Canaria Las Palmas departures since 1930 starting with just domestic flights to mainland Spain. During the Second World War, a terminal was opened and a new runway built. In the years since, there have been several improvements and expansions, with the last renovation in 2015.
Gran Canaria Airport Terminals
There is 1 terminal that has been renovated and expanded several times over the years. The last one was ready in 2015, which has resulted in multiple check-in areas.
- Check-in 1 takes care of the Gran Canaria departures of CanaryFly, Binter Canarias and Air Europa. This is also the newest part of the terminal.
- Check-in 2 is for all Iberia Las Palmas airport departures.
- Check-in 3 is in use by Ground Force.
- Check-in 4 is in use by Ryanair.
After check-in there are also Las Palmas departures area with different zones. Zone A is used for all LPA departures to other Canary Islands. Zone B and C are for domestic and most European flights and Zone D for all other international flights.
There are 2 runways available of both 10,170 feet for all Gran Canaria flight departures.
Airlines and destinations
In addition to the aforementioned airlines, other airlines regularly operate with Gran Canaria Airport departures such as:
- Aer Lingus
- Austrian Airlines
- Norwegian Air
- Royal Air Maroc
- TAP Air Portugal
- TUI fly
- Wizz Air
Most Las Palmas airport departures are to mainland Spain such as Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante etc. The others are mostly to Europe such as:
- Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Munich
- Amsterdam, and Eindhoven
- London Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, and Birmingham
- Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Oslo
- Milan-Malpensa, and Verona
- Prague airport
Some more domestic flight routes:
Statistics at Las Palmas Airport
Since 2000 to 2015, passenger numbers have fluctuated between 9 and 11 million per year. After that they have grown to 13 to 14 million passengers with 130 thousand Gran Canaria departures due to the innovations at the terminal. Due to the pandemic, it fell back to 5 million in 2020. In 2021 there will be mainly domestic flights until the borders open again.