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Gran Canaria Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
OperatorAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea1
ServesGran Canaria
LocationTelde and Ingenio, Spain
Elevation24 m (78 ft)
Passenger change 09 10(+)3.6%
Aircraft Movements103087
Movements change 09 10(+)1.5%

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Gran Canaria Airport , (informally known as Las Palmas Airport, and formally known as Gando Airport), ( ), is the fifth busiest airport in Spain. It is an airport located on Gran Canaria Island. In 2010 it handled nearly 9.5 million passengers, a 3.6% increase compared with 2009.

The airport is located in the eastern part of Gran Canaria on the Bay of Gando (Bahía de Gando), 19 km (11.8 mi) south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and 25 km (15.5 mi) from the popular tourist areas in the south. The lengthy runways made the airport an alternative landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle.

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