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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

Many excursion programs around the city take their origin in the Casemates Square. Next to it, there are several state institutions, and around the square you can see many beautiful historic buildings. Many of them today are converted into shops, restaurants and cafes, part of whose tables are set directly on the square. For many years, this historic square has been the venue for an important ceremony - Ceremony of the keys. Despite the fact that now this ritual has only symbolic significance, it always attracts a lot of spectators.

On the island is the beautiful old Europa Point Lighthouse. It is located at the southernmost point of Gibraltar. In 1994, this lighthouse was fully automated. It is still operational now. Next to it is equipped with many spacious areas and walking paths. This is one of the few places in the city where you can enjoy peace and quiet.

For travelers who do not imagine a vacation without visiting interesting natural sites, it is worth looking into the St. Michael’s Cave. In the Rock of Gibraltar, there are several caves. This is one of the largest. It amazes with its grandeur and beauty. Initially, the cave attracted researchers and tourists with huge stalactites, and in 1974, during the next study, rock carvings and other evidence of primitive people's presence were discovered here.
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