This is the essential platform dedicated in providing helpful information on all activity at Las Palmas Airport (LPA). Here travellers on business or leisure can better plan their visit or holiday to Gran Canaria.
We provide current information on topics ranging from Duty Free Allowance to Disability Assistance at the airport. Also there is a live status of current Arrivals and Departures of flights at the airport. What about baggage allowances and getting through airport security? All these topics are discussed to better prepare the traveller with this essential information.
When leaving the airport there are a number of different transport options available from LPA. There are a number of bus services that regularly operate to the major districts. Taxi transfers is another option that many visitors avail of. Also car hire is a cheap and independent way to travel within Gran Canaria. We provide a car rental comparison search engine so visitors can get the best car hire deal.
Our guide also provides researched information on the main resorts on the island. Along with this there is helpful suggestions on the many various activities that can be enjoyed during a visit to Gran Canaria.
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Las Palmas Airport (LPA) is the main airport on Gran Canaria. It’s IATA code is LPA. However, locals still call it by its old name Gando Aeropuerto.
There is just the one airport on the island of Gran Canaria. It has one terminal on two levels with are used for International and Domestic flights. Departures are handled on the first floor, while arrivals are handled on the ground floor.
In the one terminal there are four zones:
A Zone – flights within Canary Islands
B Zone – European and Schengen zone
C Zone – European and Schengen zone
D Zone – International and non-Schengen flights
The airport is located just 19 km from the capital city Las Palmas on the East coast of the island. The main autovia GC-1 which connects the airport to the North and South of Gran Canaria allows travel to the Southern resorts within 30 minutes by car or taxi transfer. The airport is ideally placed for the Southern resorts on the island.
The weather in Gran Canaria is near perfect! It has a sub-tropical climate. Therefore you can expect a warm and dry climate whatever month you visit.
Due to the Gulf Stream and trade winds and the position of Gran Canaria in relation to the other Canary Islands, the island enjoys an incredibly warm-mild temperature year round. With over 300 days of sunshine a year it has one of the best climates in Europe. Also with the high mountainous terrain in the centre of the island, these mountains often provide a shelter to areas in the South. So in January and February it is good to bring a light jacket and warm long-sleeve garment.
The Canary Islands boast an “Eternal Spring” weather cycle. Many say it’s the “best climate in the world” Gran Canaria sits nearer to the Equator than the Mediterranean. Surprisingly due to the Trade Winds, in July the temperature barely rise above 29˚C. Also in the Winter, Gran Canaria is equally temperate. This is why it is a superb Winter sun destination.