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La Gomera Airport

La Gomera Airport photoIntroduction

The airport of La Gomera, located in the south of the island in the municipality of Alajeró, 34 kilometres from the capital (San Sebastian), is the most modern airport of the Canary Islands.

Inaugurated in 1999, it has established itself as a vital component of exterior communication for the island's inhabitants and the tourist development of the island.

The traffic of the airport of La Gomera has experienced continual growth in passenger numbers over recent years. In just six years the volume of traffic has tripled, recording the following figures for 2005: 34,496 passengers, 3,396 operations and 6 tonnes of cargo.

La Gomera Airport photo

History

Aviation on the island of La Gomera began in the 1950s, when the private aerodrome known as El Revolcadero was built. Situated within the municipality of Tecina, it had one runway, designated 09-27, a hangar and a small hut that served as a control tower. On 15 July 1959, the aerodrome opened to traffic for the private use of its owner and as an aerodrome for emergencies and fumigation work.

In 1962, as a result of problems with healthcare attention, studies began on the construction of an airport on the island. However, the project was never carried out. The feasibility studies for the airport began again in 1975, but the opening of Tenerife Sur airport and the introduction of a fast ship line pushed the project into the background once again.

La Gomera Airport photo

In the 1980s, problems in evacuating the injured highlighted the need for an airport on the island and finally, on 27 July 1987, an agreement was signed between the State Administration and the Canary Islands Regional Government for the construction of an airport on La Gomera. The island’s serious terrain problems and the need to protect the National Park of Garajonay reduced the number of possible locations for the airport.

The preparation of the projects and the contracting of technical assistance for their control and supervision concluded in late 1990. The place chosen for the location of the new airport was a plateau above the cliffs, two kilometres from the aerodrome at El Revolcadero.

La Gomera Airport photo

At the end of 1994 runway 09-27, the aircraft parking and a small link runway were completed, all with tarmac surfacing. Both departure points have aircraft turning areas.

In April 1995, Aena took charge of the completion of the works. At the end of the year, the contract for the construction of the terminal control area was awarded.

The passenger terminal was opened in June 1999. Distributed over two floors, the terminal building includes elements of typical Canary Island architecture, with some modernist touches. The main door of the building is a replica of the door of the Church of the Assumption, located in the capital of the island, where it is said that Christopher Columbus prayed before undertaking his first voyage in the discovery of America.

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La Gomera Airport - AENA airport

Address:

Ctra. Playa de Santiago, s/n 38812 Alajeró La Gomera

Telephone: 922 873 000

URL: http://www.aena.es/lagomera

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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID GCGM
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 28.029625
28° 01' 46.65" N
Longitude -17.214600
017° 12' 52.56" W
Elevation 718 feet
219 meters
Magnetic Variation 007° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.4
GND 121.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 4921 x 98 feet
1500 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 055FCWU NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME LGM LA GOMERA 107X 116 At Field -


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr 0800-1800Z++, 0805-1800Z 28 Dec - 24 Jan.
RSTD NORDO proh. VFR only.

Runway 09/27

4921 x 98 feet
1500 x 30 meters

Runway 09
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 081.2
Latitude 28.028592
28° 01' 42.93" N
Longitude -17.222136
017° 13' 19.69" W
Elevation 718.0 feet
219 meters
Slope -0.1°
Landing Distance 4921 feet
1500 meters
Takeoff Distance 4921 feet
1500 meters
Lighting System HIRL
PAPI

Runway 27
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 261.2
Latitude 28.030658
28° 01' 50.37" N
Longitude -17.207061
017° 12' 25.42" W
Elevation 713.0 feet
217 meters
Slope 0.1°
Landing Distance 4921 feet
1500 meters
Takeoff Distance 4921 feet
1500 meters
Lighting System HIRL
PAPI

Navaids

LA GOMERA
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME LGM 107X 116 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
28.028742
28° 01' 43.47" N
-17.214875
017° 12' 53.55" W
GCGM

La Gomera Airport - AENA airport


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