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Gran Canaria

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Name Gran Canaria
Region Europe
Territory Canary Islands ES.gif
Location Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Coordinates 27° 55' 55.00" N, 15° 23' 12.00" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
03L/21R 3100 m10,170.604 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
03R/21L 3100 m10,170.604 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation GCLP 241130Z 04016KT 9999 FEW030 SCT048 24/16 Q1020 NOSIG
Station Gran Canaria - Canary Islands
Date/Time 24 October 2021 11:30:00
Wind direction 40°
Wind speed 16 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 24°C
Dew point 16°C
Humidity 60%
QNH 1020 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Gran Canaria Airport



International airport serving Las Palmas and the island of Gran Canaria.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of GCLP

  • B737, Gran Canaria Spain, 2016 (On 7 January 2016, a Boeing 737-700 was inadvertently cleared by ATC to take off on a closed runway. The take-off was commenced with a vehicle visible ahead at the runway edge. When ATC realised the situation, a 'stop' instruction was issued and the aircraft did so after travelling approximately 740 metres. Investigation attributed the controller error to "lost situational awareness". It also noted prior pilot and controller awareness that the runway used was closed and that the pilots had, on the basis of the take-off clearance crossed a lit red stop bar to enter the runway without explicit permission.)


See discussion threads concerning this airport on the SKYbrary Before you Fly There... Forum: