Situated at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar Airport is a natural starting point for holidays on the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz regions of Spain.
Due to the increasing number of passengers to the region, a new international terminal began being built in 2009. It was completed in 2012 and at 380,000 sq ft is 160,000 sq ft bigger than the old terminal. It now handles just under half a million passengers per year, providing daily connections with the UK and operating with London Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR), Luton (LTN), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX), although there is capacity to handle up to 1.5million passengers a year.
Gibraltar is so small, that to leave it by land you have to actually cross the runway. But the easiest way to negotiate a quick exit from the airport is to book a Gibraltar Airport transfer with Simply Shuttles. We’ll meet you across the border in Spain (it’s just 100m walk from the terminal), then take you directly to your accommodation, anywhere on the Costa del Sol.
And lastly, did you know that Gibraltar Airport is considered the fifth most ‘extreme’ in the world, according to the History Channel? It may be a strip of land heading out to sea, but hundreds of aircraft safely fly in and out of there every year, carrying thousands of passengers looking forward to a holiday in Gibraltar or Spain.