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The control tower of Royal Air Force station Gibraltar.


Gibraltar airport as seen from the top of the Rock, La Linea and Algeciras are seen behind.


Gibraltar Airport (GIB/LXGB)

Winston Churchill Avenue, Gibraltar.

Op. Hours: 08:45-12:45 & 14:00-16:45
Tel: +350 73026
Fax: +350 73925

Customs Tel: +350 78379
Managing Director: J Gonçalves +350 73026
Air Traffic Controller: I Turnbull +350 53351
Operator: MoD (RAF)

Airport Data:

Position 36°09´15"N, 005°20´40"W, Elevation 5m (16ft), Operating hours 07:00-21:45 UTC, 1 Passenger Terminal, 1 Cargo Terminal

Emergency Services: Catigory 6 Fire Services, Medical Response Team
Navigational Aids: UDF/VDF, TACAN
Runway: Heading 09/27, 1,829m (6,000ft), LCG 111, Aircraft size max: B757, Lighting.

Cargo Facilities: Bonded Warehouse, X-Ray Equipment, Security for Valuables, Dangerous Goods, Express/Courier Centre

Gibraltar airport is classified as a Category 3 British Regional airport under Directive 83/416/EEC of 25 July 1983 which regulated the authorisation of scheduled inter-regional air services of the transport of passengers, mail and cargo.


Gibraltar is unique in having an international airport only a few minutes walk from the town centre and the Frontier with Spain.

The Spanish/ Gibraltar frontier from Sotogrande is approximately 20 minutes by car.


The Passenger Terminal offers an array of display screens throughout the Terminal with up-to-the-minute flight information. You can also find two cafes/snack bars in the Upper Level Lounge and Departures Lounge, where a selection of drinks and hot/cold snacks are served. The Peninsula Lounge offers complimentary drinks and newspapers to Club Class passengers.


Duty-free shopping is an attractive option for anyone arriving or leaving the Rock, with shops available in both areas.


Currently there are frequent scheduled services to and from the United Kingdom operated by British Airways and Monarch Airlines.


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© Jim Watt, 2005

© Jim Watt, 2005

© Jim Watt, 2005


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Pictures courtesy of © Jim Watt, 2005