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La Gomera Airport
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IATA: GMZICAO: GCGM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Location San Sebastián de la Gomera
Elevation AMSL 218 m / 716 ft
Coordinates 28°01′47″N 017°12′53″W / 28.02972°N 17.21472°W / 28.02972; -17.21472Coordinates: 28°01′47″N 017°12′53″W / 28.02972°N 17.21472°W / 28.02972; -17.21472
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,500 4,921 Asphalt
SOurce:Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

La Gomera Airport (IATA: GMZICAO: GCGM) is an airport located near the village of Alajeró, Spain, 34 km (21 mi) southwest[1] by road from the Gomera island's capital city, San Sebastián de la Gomera.

Although the runway was completed in 1994, the terminal did not open until 1999. With a 1,500 m × 30 m (4,921 ft × 98 ft) runway the airport can only take turbo-prop inter-island flights, not jets from mainland Europe, and only operates during daylight. Currently (December '07) there are four return flights per day, 2 to Tenerife North , and 2 to Gran Canaria.

Although 34 km (21 mi) from the island capital, the airport was located here to avoid disturbing the Garajonay National Park and avoid the cloudier and foggier climate to the North of the island, whilst the volcanic terrain gives few suitable sites anywhere on La Gomera, although even this site required extensive embankments at both ends of the runway.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Binter Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North

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