Gran Canaria Airport, located on the coast of the island from which it takes its name, is the gateway for the millions of tourists who visit the island every year.

The airport is situated 25 kilometres from one of the main tourist centres of the Canary Islands - the southern area of Gran Canaria - and 18 kilometres from the island's capital and the province of Las Palmas.

Thanks to its ideal weather conditions, Gran Canaria Airport has excellent operating conditions and is open 24 hours a day every day of the year. This represents a guarantee for the airline companies, which can carry out their operations without the problems arising from adverse weather conditions.

Improvements are currently being made to the infrastructures of the airport with the extension of the aircraft parking apron and the construction of a new car-park.

In 2015, the airport handled 10,627,218 passengers, 100,420 flight operations and 18,800 tonnes of cargo.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2006 10,286,726 2011 10,538,829
2007 10,354,903 2012 9,982,067
2008 10,212,123 2013 9,770,039
2009 9,155,665 2014 10,315,740
2010 9,486,035 2015 10,627,218