10 Things to Know about Gran Canaria Airport

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Gran Canaria Airport is one of the busiest airports in the entire Spain. It is the main hub of aero transportation on the Canary Islands and it is well connected with both the mainland Spain and the rest of the world. You can reach it from any major airport in Europe and thousands of passengers land on Gran Canaria Airport every single year. It is after all the only commercial airport on this Spanish archipelago and once you land at Gran Canaria, you can travel further to an island of your choice.

1. It is located near Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Airport is only twelve miles away from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is located on the eastern part of the island and you can reach the city of Las Palmas easily. There are both taxis and public transport available to all passengers who arrive at Gran Canaria Airport.

2. You can reach West Africa from this airport

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If your final destination is one of the West Africa countries, the chances are your flight will be connected through this airport. It is a well-known hub for passengers traveling to Morocco, Senegal, etc. Since this is the largest airport in this part of the world, you will be making a stop here for sure.

3. Low cost companies

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Plenty of low cost companies fly to Gran Canaria Airport from various European countries such as Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, and many more. So if you are looking for an affordable flight that will take you straight to the Canary Islands, check out Ryanair or EasyJet companies because they often have great Gran Canaria offers.

4. Renting a car

Perhaps the best way the move around the island is by a car. Luckily, you will be able to rent one right there on the airport as soon as you land because there are several rent-a-car offices located at the terminal. Once you have the keys in your hands, you can explore the island whenever you want and see sights which might not be accessible via public transport.

5. Lounge for resting

If you end up waiting for your flight to arrive, you can always rest at the VIP lounge which is located on the second floor of the Gran Canaria Airport. It is very spacious and comfortable. Plus, it has a large balcony that overlooks the sea. This lounge will make you wait very enjoyable.

6. Shopping

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Duty free shops are a must at almost every airport. So if you plan on doing some last minute shopping, head out to the shopping area of Gran Canaria airport and see the offers. You will be able to purchase various high end beauty and fashion products, as well as toys, gifts, and souvenirs, if they slipped your mind.

7. Food

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If you need a quick meal before you board your flight or you want to drink a hot beverage, you can do so in any of the restaurants and cafés located in Gran Canaria Airport. Depending on what your food preference is, you can choose between fast food or standard restaurants. Also, there is a Starbucks café nearby so if you need a perfect cup of coffee, that is where you will get it.

8. Free Wi-Fi

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The airport is well covered with strong internet connection and it is free for all passengers. It doesn’t matter if you are in the lounge or in a restaurant – the Wi-Fi signal will be strong. Therefore, you can surf the net or check your social media while you are at the airport waiting for your flight.

9. Post office

Even though sending postcards is not very common anymore, there are lots of people who are not abandoning this holiday tradition. There is a post office at the Gran Canaria Airport where you will be able to send the postcards to your friends and family if you forgot to do so before your departure.

10. Play area

If you are traveling with children, you have to keep them entertained and that can be quite hard while you are at the airport. Luckily, there are two children’s area at Gran Canaria Airport that offers plenty of activities for children of all ages. Taking your family to these areas will definitely make the wait seem shorter.

If you are planning your holiday at Canary Islands, the best way to get there is by plane. Luckily, the central position of Gran Canaria will allow you to land there safely and continue your journey to an island or a city of your choosing. Gran Canaria Airport is the only large airport in this area and you can fly in from anywhere in the world.

Have a good trip and travel!

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