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La Gomera Airport

La Gomera Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Canary Islands
Airport typePublic
LocationSan Sebastián de la Gomera
Elevation218 m (716 ft)

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La Gomera Airport is an airport located near the village of Alajeró, Spain, 34 km (21.1 mi) southwest by road from the Gomera island's capital city, San Sebastián de la Gomera.

Although the runway was completed in 1994, the terminal did not open until 1999. With a 1500 x 30 m (932.1 x 18.6 0 ) runway the airport can only take turbo-prop inter-island flights, not jets from mainland Europe, and only operates during daylight. Currently (December '07) there are four return flights per day, 2 to Tenerife North, and 2 to Gran Canaria.

Although 34 km (21.1 mi) from the island capital, the airport was located here to avoid disturbing the Garajonay National Park and avoid the cloudier and foggier climate to the North of the island, whilst the volcanic terrain gives few suitable sites anywhere on La Gomera, although even this site required extensive embankments at both ends of the runway.

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