Gran Canaria Airport holds IATA Code as LPA, this is sometimes also called as Gando Airport while some erroneously call it "Las Palmas Airport" too. This is a passenger and cargo handling airport on Gran Canaria island. Gran Canaria is an important airport for Spanish air-transport network. The airport is fifth in terms of passengers as well as cargo. If we consider air operations, it stands at fourth position and ranks at first position for all three categories for Canary Islands. The airport have facilities like banking services, rooms for meeting, restaurants, shopping areas, cafés, chapel , a children's play area, police station (if needed), chapel and the post office.
Gran Canaria Airport is the operative base for many airlines like NAYSA, Binter Canarias, , Islas Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Ryanair. The airport is situated in Gran Canaria on the Bay of Gando just 19 km away from center of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Another feather in capis that it happens to be an official emergency landing place for the NASA Space Shuttle, before Space Shuttle program ended in 2011.
Gran Canaria Airport does not have any rail connection but the government has approved the plans to do this soon. There is comfortable bus network from airport to all over the places and all routs have comfortable schedules to carry passengers. Bus: Route 60 will connect the airport and island's capital Las Palmas. The famous Bus route 66 runs up to Maspalomas. Then Bus route 90 runs takes to Maspalomas and Telde. Another Bus route 91 serves between the airport, Las Palmas and Playa del Cura. The Bus route 5 also connects the airport with Las Palmas as well as Maspalomas Else taxis are also available outside arrival building. It is advisable to negotiate taxi fare before getting onto it. There are a number of famous and known car hire firms operate namely Avis, Europcar, Goldcar, Cicar, Top Car, Hertz and AutoReisen. They have standard travel prices and can be booked online too or for reliable and affordable transportation, book for Gran Canaria airport transfers .
The airport has almost all famous European banks because of frequent tourists arriving at the island. These are mostly available at Eastern side of airport. ATMs are also there for quick withdrawal of money and access to cash. Some kiosks are also maintained by private operators but for currency exchange you need to negotiate skillfully.