La Palma Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
La Palma Airport
La Palma Airport R01.jpg
IATA: SPCICAO: GCLA
SPC is located in Canary Islands
SPC
SPC
Location of airport in Canary Islands
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Serves La Palma
Location Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo
Elevation AMSL 33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates 28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556Coordinates: 28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Source: Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

La Palma Airport (IATA: SPCICAO: GCLA) is an airport located in Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma on La Palma in the Canary Islands.[1] It is operated by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea, who operate the vast majority of civil airports in Spain. The airport is served mainly by Binter Canarias and CanaryFly with island-hopping flights from Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

New terminal[edit]

An ongoing construction project at the airport is nearing completion, with a new building containing a modern passenger terminal. The new terminal will have 25 check-in desks and 4 baggage carousels. The terminal will also have 9 boarding gates, but only 6 will be opened as the other three are still being worked on. Although the terminal will have airbridges, these will still be worked on when the terminal opens so the gates will still be accessed by foot. The new terminal is also further back than the old terminal, meaning that apron space is also maximised. There are still no plans to build a taxiway parallel to the runway, so aircraft will still have to backtaxi. The airport is also building a brand new control tower.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf
Binter Canarias & NAYSA Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart
CanaryFly Tenerife-North
Germania Düsseldorf
Iberia Express Madrid
Jetairfly Brussels
Norwegian Air Shuttle London-Gatwick (begins 1 November 2014)
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomson Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester (resumes 10 October 2014)
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Bilbao

References[edit]

External links[edit]