La Gomera Airport

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La Gomera Airport
La Gomera Airport ODB
    GMZ is located in Canary Islands
    Location of airport in Canary Islands
Airport teepPublic
LocationPlaya Santiago
Elevation AMSL218  m / 716  ft
Coordinates28°01′47″N 017°12′53″W / 28.02972°N 17.21472°W / 28.02972; -17.21472
Direction Lenth Surface
m ft
09/27 1,500 4,921 Asphalt
SOurce:Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

La Gomera Airport (IATA: GMZICAO: GCGM) is a airport locatit near the toun o Playa Santiago on the island o La Gomera in the Canary Islands, 34 km (21 mi) soothwast[1] bi road frae the island's caipital city, San Sebastián de la Gomera.

Awtho the runway wis completit in 1994, the terminal did no open till 1999. Wi a 1,500 m × 30 m (4,921 ft × 98 ft) runwey the airport can anerly tak turbo-prop inter-island flichts, no jets frae mainland Europe, an anerly operates durin daylicht. Thare are twa return flichts per day, tae Tenerife North.[2]

Awtho 34 km (21 mi) frae the island caipital, the airport wis locatit here tae avoid disturbin the Garajonay Naitional Pairk an avoid the cloudier an foggier climate tae the North o the island, whilst the volcanic terrain gies few suitable steids onywhaur on La Gomera, awtho even this steid required extensive embankments at baith ends o the runway.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aviation in the island o La Gomera stairtit in the 1950s, when a private airfield wis constructit. Its name wis "El Revolcadero" an it was situated in Tecina.[3] This airfield haed a runwey (09-27), an hangar an a smaw staund which wis uised as control touer. The airfield wis for the awner's private uise an for emergencies an fumigation wirks.

In the year 1962, the island haed a lot o sanitar assistance problems, so studies tae build a airport in the island wur stairtit, but this project wis no carriet oot till 1975. Housomeivver, due tae the openin o the Tenerife Sooth Airport an a new maritime line wi the island, the project wis again delayed.

Feenally, in the 1980s, problems wi woondit evacuations necessitatit biggin a airport in the island, an on 27 Julie 1987 a greement for the construction o the airport wis signed.[4]

At the end o 1997, aw is ready tae begin wi the wirks an, at the end o 1994 the arifield haed a runwey (09-27), a aircraft pairkin an a taxi wey tae the runwey. The electit place tae build the instalations wis the "Meseta de los Acantilados" (Plateau Clints), which is locatit 2 kilometres frae the auld airfield of "El Revolcadero".

At the end o 1995, when Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), leeiterally "Spainyie Airports an Air Navigation", teuk ower the airport, a passenger terminal wis built, which wis inauguratit in 1992. This passenger terminal haes twa floors an we can see in it the teepical Canarian airchitectur.

Airlines an destinations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Airlines Destinations 
Binter Canarias Tenerife-North

Statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the next chairt, the evolution o passengers traffec bi year is indicatit.[5]

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
30,774 34,496 38,852 40,569 41,890 34,605 32,252 32,713 19,707 24,469

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b EAD Basic
  2. "Airport destinations - La Gomera Airport". Aena. Archived frae the original on 6 Mairch 2013. Retrieved 1 Januar 2012.
  3. "History - La Gomera Airport". Aena. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2014. Retrieved 15 Januar 2014.
  4. "BOLETÍN OFICIAL DE CANARIAS. 361 - RESOLUCION de 13 de febrero de 1991, de la Secretaría General Técnica, por la que se dispone la publicación del Convenio de 11 de enero de 1991, entre la Administración del Estado y el Gobierno de Canarias para la financiación, gestión y seguimiento de las obras de infraestructura del aeropuerto de La Gomera (B.O.E. nº 64, de 15.3.91)" (PDF). Gobierno de Canarias. Retrieved 15 Januar 2014.
  5. "Evolution of passenger traffic". Aena. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2014. Retrieved 15 Januar 2014.

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