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Gibraltar Airport, United Kingdom

From series “The Most Dangerous Runways in the World”
Year: 1939. Lenght: 1,829 meters.

One of the most remarkable airports in the world is located at the foot of the Gibraltar plateau. Gibraltar airport is the only airport in the world whose runway crosses the road. He was still in 1939 for war purposes. Today one of the most dangerous airports in the world belongs to the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.

Gibraltar Airport, United Kingdom Since recently, the airport also serves civil aviation and receives the airplanes that connect Great Britain to Spain. The length of the only airport runway is 1 829 meters. When the aircraft lands or starts at the airport, Winston Churchill Street is closed off. This structure of the airport and the runway is unique. In many respects the security of the airport depends not only on the experience of the pilots, but also on the work of the ground services.

In May 2002 the accident happened with the aircraft Monarch Boeing 757-200 from Luton. Because of the wrong maneuver of the first pilots, the aircraft has bent forward strongly. Miraculously, thanks to the coordinated cooperation of the pilots, it has succeeded in avoiding the aircraft crash. Since 2008, Gibraltar Airport has served more than 300 thousands of passengers a year whose health and lives depend entirely on the faultless work of the pilots and the airport. Next - Matekane Airport

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Gibraltar Airport - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Cajero Automatico Banco Pastor' located in 1.1 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Autos Aguirre S.L.' is located in 0.29 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Puntolimpio SL' in 1.17 km
Parking: 'Parking Sur de Europa' in 8 km
Apotheek: 'Carlos Jaime Muñoz Corral' in 1.31 km
Police station: 'Dirección General De La Policía' in 1.24 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Casino' in 0.49 km
Railway station: 'Algeciras' in 9 km

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Best hotels near Gibraltar Airport

Asur Hotel Campo De Gibraltar

Located in 0 km from Gibraltar Airport
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Rooms: 225
Sea views feature in each of the Asur Hotel Campo De Gibraltar's air-conditioned rooms. All accommodation has simple, modern design and satellite TV. … More: photo, rates and booking
La Esteponera

Located in 1 km from Gibraltar Airport
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Rooms: 30
Decorated in warm tones, the bright rooms include ceiling fans and TVs. Some rooms have a private bathroom, while others have access to shared … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartamentos Turisticos Aureus Bahia Sur

Located in 5 km from Gibraltar Airport
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Rooms: 141
Aureus Bahía has spacious and well-equipped apartments, where you can unwind and enjoy an independent stay with family or friends. Spend the day by … More: photo, rates and booking
Atrium San Roque

Located in 7 km from Gibraltar Airport
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Rooms: 12
The Atrium began life as a 19th-century general's mansion. The interiors are welcoming yet impressive, with marble floors, columns, coloured glass … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Gibraltar Airport - Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an excellent holiday destination for those who love nature and active entertainment. Guests with children will have the opportunity to take a walk in the picturesque places, get acquainted with the diversity of local flora and fauna, as well as see unique natural attractions. One of the main attractions of this city is the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens. It is incredibly beautiful and presents visitors with a rich collection of rare plants. Children will definitely like to view the huge exotic flowers and watch the butterflies which are always very much in the garden, in the warm season. In the garden, there are many beautiful sculptures and monuments, artificial ponds with fish and equipped places for rest.
Animal lovers will definitely like the park Apes Den, whose main inhabitants are cute monkeys. They are completely free to move around the park and are not afraid of people. They take their treats from visitors with pleasure and pose for photographic lenses. Monkeys are absolutely tame, so children will certainly like them. The only thing that vacationers should remember is the need to protect valuable things from the animals; they are very smart and fast and can drag any favorite accessory.

Another popular entertainment for the guests of Gibraltar is the watching of dolphins. You should definitely go to the fascinating sea safari with older children. For vacationers, interesting sea walks of different duration are organized, during which they can visit the most interesting places for dolphin watching. In addition, during the trip you can see the landmarks on the coast or complement the program with fishing. This kind of rest will please all members of the family.
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