Gibraltar Airport Information – GIB
Gibraltar Airport, also known as North Front Airport, is located on the Rock of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory bordering Spain. Gibraltar Airport is said to be the only operating airport to have a main road running across its runway. Traffic has to be stopped on the main road by barriers and traffic lights each time an aeroplane needs to land or take off from the runway. Tourists are find this fascinating!
Owned by the Ministry of Defence, the airport was originally constructed during World War II and opened in 1939 as an emergency airport base for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. The RAF control tower is still used by the airport today and it operates as a commercial and military active airport.
Thanks to its proximity to the Spanish border and many coastal resort areas, the Airport is a popular destination for those visiting the western Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz in Spain, as well as serving Gibraltar itself.
The Airport has capacity for up to 1 million passengers although it currently handles around 315.000 passengers each year in two terminal buildings.
The airport is within walking distance to the centre of Gibraltar although taxis and buses are available outside the terminal building. It is also within an easy walk of the Spanish border.
The airlines which currently operate flights to and from Gibraltar are BMI Baby, Easyjet, British Airways and Monarch to British destinations such as Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands airports.
The new terminal is now operational for both arrivals and departures where previously it was only being used for arrivals.
In this guide we are providing a complete overview to Gibraltar’s sole airport, including all the facilities and services available to passengers passing through the terminal building. You can check the latest arrivals and departures, book your Gibraltar car rental and find out about local buses and taxis.
We hope you enjoy a good experience during your time at the airport in Gibraltar.
There is only the one airport in Gibraltar and many people use it to also access the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz. Alternative airports are in Spain: