Category: Gran Canaria News

Gran Canaria – Madrid Route

The airline Binter has agreed a new route from LPA Gran Canaria direct to the capital, Madrid. The airline will operate the new route to boost tourism both in Gran Canaria and Madrid. It will be a popular route especially during the Winter. Binter is expecting to operate 16 flights each day from both LPA […]

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2023 record year for Gran Canaria airport

Gran Canaria Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in the seventh month of the year with 1,139,338 representing growth of 6.7% compared to July of last year.  This is a truly fantastic growth for the small Canarian airport. LPA continues to move forward with sustainable growth, and is positive for the end of year […]

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Is there a taxi shortage at LPA Gran Canaria Airport?

There has been a lot of coverage on social media over the last few days about the apparent shortage of taxi cars at LPA. Sometime when a number of flights arrive consecutively there can be a temporary shortage due to the volume of passengers looking to hire a taxi. However this has been exaggerated on […]

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UK Air Traffic Disruption

On the Monday morning of 28th August which was a Bank Holiday in the UK there was a “technical problem” with the UK air traffic controllers. This became a “network-wide failure of UK air traffic control computer systems.” This issue lasted approximately 5 hours and was operational again by mid afternoon. However, the knock-on effect […]

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Flight Delays and Air Traffic Control Strikes: What You Should Know

Travellers going to and from Gran Canaria and other European destinations are concerned about recent events with air traffic control strikes at Eurocontrol and aircraft disruptions. Here is the most recent info on the circumstance. What Eurocontrol does The European agency in charge of safeguarding the security of air navigation is called Eurocontrol. It coordinates […]

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Icelandair arrives at LPA

Icelandair is planning to launch a new route from Iceland to LPA during the winter of 2022/23. The first flight is scheduled for November 15, making this a new addition to Icelandair’s Route Network. Beginning on November 15, the airline will operate a scheduled flight once a week on Tuesdays.Last year, the airline successfully added […]

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Summer Flights to the U.S from Gran Canaria

Between July and September, Binter, the Canaries regional airline, will fly flights between New York and Boston on a combined route with SATA Azores Airlines.The Canarian airline will make it easier for passengers to go to these places by providing a more direct route rather than passing through a large European hub. In the Azores […]

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Gran Canaria Latest Covid Requirements

What are the latest Covid-19 restrictions for Gran Canaria? AS from 14 February 2022, Spain has introduced new covid restrictions for travellers to the island of Gran Canaria and the rest of Spain. Here are the latest covid restrictions for Gran Canaria: Unvaccinated youngsters 12-17 years of age, with a negative PCR test will be […]

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Amber List Scrapped!

Yesterday (Oct 4th) the UK government updated their traffic light system for people entering and returning to the UK. This now has been replaced with a much simpler system comprising of a Red list and ROW (rest of world). Those countries not on the Red List are considered Green as there is no more an […]

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Strike by Groundforce at Gran Canaria Airport

The first day of strike action by Groundforce personnel caused delays at LPA Gran Canaria airport. Unbelievably, more than 18 flights were disrupted and were forced to fly without taking their passenger’s bags and luggage with them. Groundforce is responsible for baggage handling at LPA. The intermittent strike was called by the unions to demand […]

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