Gibraltar Airport (GIB)
Tel (+34) Tel. 956 773 026
Gibraltar airport is located about 2 kilometres from the town centre adjacent to the frontier with Spain. There is a regular bus service to the town and taxis are available.
If visiting Spain, it's easier to walk across the frontier a few hundred yards away and collect your hire car in La Linea. Friends and relatives meeting passengers are advised to park in La Linea. Porters with trolleys are available but expensive.
The airport (not the terminal) is operated by the British Royal Air Force, so in the summer the aeroplanes are serviced by men in khaki shorts rather than blue overalls. All vehicle and pedestrian traffic to the town has to cross the runway. Safety barriers and warning lights stop visitors from straying in front of approaching aircrafts.
There are no telescopic boarding utilities, passengers walk across the tarmac like the good old days. Those arriving at Gibraltar are treated to a magnificent first view of the Rock from the top of the airplane steps. This has to be better than the usual carpet and plastic that greets most airline passengers today.
Friends and relatives can wave goodbye from the first floor café which has an open air roof terrace overlooking most aeroplanes. There is a very special family atmosphere here rarely seen in this day and age as passengers are welcomed home.
Gibraltar Airport flights
British Airways operates scheduled
flights on a daily basis to London Heathrow and Gatwick.
Monarch Scheduled offer daily flights to Luton (North of London). They also fly to Manchester.