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Expansion of the Gran Canaria Airport

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Gran Canaria Airport ist the fifth largest spanish airport and the largest airport of the Canary Islands. Allowing 53 landings and take-offs per hour, the important airport handled over 10 million passengers and 37232 tonnes of cargo in 2006.
The airport is located to the east of the island on the Bahí­a de Gando and about 18 kilometers from the capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

To improve efficiency, director Francisco Macho confirmed an expandation of Gran CanariaRead the rest

Posted by Anna
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Flights, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Local news, Tourism

380 million € Runway

Thursday, September 6th, 2007


Not a ‘million dollar, baby,’ 😉

but 380 mil. € is the estimated budget of the project for the new Gando Airport Runway. The president of the Gran Canaria Council, José Miguel Pérez, advanced yesterday some details of the project that soon will be presented by the ‘furtherance ministry’.

The time-frame is estimated to be 38 months but the beginning hasn’t been determined yet. The new runway will be connected to the actual one and will have a … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: About Gran Canaria, Flights, Pictures, Tourism

New security measures on european airports starts today.

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Today november 6th,
new security measures started on all european airports, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. Concerning the canary islands too, this measures will be applied no matter what your destination is.

This new measures are the result of the succsessful dismantelation in London, in August this year, of planned terrorist mid-flight attacks on planes departing from british airports. The suicide attackers planned to use a peroxide-based solution (liquid) that could ignite when sparked by a camera flash or another electronic … Read the rest

Posted by Annegret544
Categories: Flights, Tourism
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