About The Gran Canaria Airport
Considered one of the safest airports in the world, it operates 24 hours a day and has two parallel tracks with a length of 3,100 meters and a width of 45 meters each. It is used by large companies such as Air Europa, EasyJet, and Iberia, among others, and traffic between the islands to Tenerife Airport or to Lanzarote Airport managed by Binter Canarias and Naysa.
The Gran Canaria Airport currently has only one terminal, which is in turn divided into three areas: Area A (international Schengen flights), Area B (domestic flights to the Spanish Peninsula and non-Schengen flights), and the Area C (inter-island flights between the Canary Islands).
The airport of Gran Canaria is a suitable connection to travel to West Africa (including Western Sahara, Morocco, Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde), and to the Atlantic islands of the Azores and Madeira. The airport operates with 60 airlines and it is the operational base for NAYSA, Binter Canarias, Vueling Airlines Canaryfly, and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Other airlines operate charter flights to Cape Verde and The Gambia, but only during the winter season.
In 2016, the Gran Canaria airport received 12 093 645 passengers, 6 ranking 6th nationally and making it the first airport in the Canary Islands. In fact, in 2012 AENA declared that only 9 Spanish airports obtained benefits in 2011, one of them is Gran Canaria.