LPA: Las Palmas - Terminal map, lounges, bars & restaurants
Gran Canaria Airport Guide (Las Palmas)A new terminal for Gran Canaria airport is under construction. It will double the current area, giving up to 40 gates available for aircraft
The airport is located on the Eastern shore of Gran Canaria, 19 km (12 miles) south of the main town of Las Palmas, and 25 km (16 miles) north of the popular tourist resorts on the south coast.
Gran Canaria Airport is also known as Las Palmas Airport - after the main town on the island. There is at present only one passenger terminal, which was built new in 1970. Work has began on a new passenger terminal, west of the current one.
The airport's passenger traffic has a curious profile: it is either bucket and spaders from the UK, high end tourists from the Nordic countries, or a few of the locals making their way to the mainland. As a result, airlines and routes are a little unusual. There are no direct flights to Heathrow - but a very intensive service to Luton, Stanstead and Gatwick. Madrid has several competing airlines, but there is an intense winter schedule with regular airlines to Helsinki, Oslo, and Copenhagen. Germany is charter only, and forget trying to fly to Africa, which is just over the horizon: noone wants to fly there.
The airport is a favourite with plane spotters, as there is an airbase of the Spanish Air Force to the east of the runways. F/A-18 Hornets, and the Eurofighter Typhoon often line up behind the passenger jets.
Las Palmas Airport International Terminal
The terminal is split into three zones. Zone A is for European Union Flights, Zone B is for International flights outside the European Union and Zone C is for flights to the other Canary Islands.
First & Business Class lounges at Las Palmas Airport
Las Palmas Airport transportation
Las Palmas / Gran Canaria Airport shuttle bus servicesThere are domestic bus services operated by Global between Gran Canaria Airport and Las Palmas. It takes about 30 minutes, and the fare is €2.50EUR. However, buses are not that frequent. Bus services depart from right outside the airport terminal.
Bus 60 runs to Las Palmas' Parque de San Catalina and Parque de San Telmo.
Las Palmas / Gran Canaria Airport taxi servicesGetting a taxi to and from Las Palmas Airport is usually trouble free.
There is a good taxi rank outside the arrivals areas of Zones A and C.
Car Hire at Gran Canaria AirportMajor car hire operators are located in the Arrivals Halls. To save time and ensure you get the car you want, book your rental in advance. Rental car operators from Las Palmas Airport include: Europcar, Thrifty, Avis and Budget.
Car parkingLas Palmas airport car parking is quite good. It is right in front of the terminal building in a car park with around 1,500 parking spaces.
Las Palmas Airport Bars and RestaurantsThere are few bars in the airport terminal.
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