La Gomera Airport (GMZ/GCGM)


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Keen on improving connectivity within the archipelago, the government of the Canary Islands is eager to increase the route network from La Gomera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Christopher Columbus' last port of call before discovering the Americas in 1492.

La Gomera's economy has evolved from agriculture to mainly tourism-based services. Rural and sports tourism have enjoyed unprecedented popularity largely due to the volcanic island's UNESCO-accredited biosphere and pristine laurel forests.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • The island of La Gomera is of volcanic origin and circular, with a diameter of 22 km. In the middle of the island is located the highest point of the island, where can be found The National Park of Garajonay, a declared World Heritage Site since 1986. It is permanently shrouded of cloud and mist and as a result is covered by laurisilva, a subtropical rainy forest.
  • The island offers a relaxing environment but also a wide variety of activities for active tourists, such as trekking, hiking, diving or canoeing.UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2012.
  • According to RD 862/2009 La Gomera is a Certified Airport by the Aviation Safety State Agency.
  • Information about COVID-19 measures in place can be found at Info COVID-19.

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La Gomera Airport's operator Aena is keen on increasing connectivity within the Canary Islands - Gran Canaria is a hot prospect.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers in 2020 and discover which one suit your type of operation best:

  • Operation recovery.
  • Seasonality.
  • Off-peak days.
  • Connecting flights.
  • Freight: Exempted of cargo charge from the 5th of July 2014
  • Airport charges decrease on average by 2,2% annually until 2021

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information, please visit: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/incentives.html

Extraordinary-incentive-operation-recovery-W20Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. CLICK TO EXPAND
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MARKETING SUPPORT

Aena collaborates on an ongoing basis with airlines on aspects such as organising events relating to first flights, advertising in media belonging to Aena, press releases, publicity on social networks, information to travel agencies associations, etc. All of this is geared towards achieving greater visibility and publicity for the launch of new routes or new bases.

For more information, please visit: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/airport-marketing.html

Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain): infosmile@tourspain.es

Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at airlinebox@aena.es

The map shows the population living close to La Gomera Airport (the green square) and the nearest airports in the area.

Catchment Area

  • Around 21,136 people are living in La Gomera.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

ATTRACTIVE FISCAL AND ECONOMIC INCENTIVES

The island’s “special status” within the European Union permits it to have reduced direct and indirect taxation as well as various fiscal incentives and economic aid for business investment:

  • Reduced Taxation
    • Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC). A low Corporation Tax Zone (4%) that promotes the establishment of new business, conditional upon minimum levels of investment and job creation.

    • Discount for production of tangible assets. An incentive that offers a 50% reduction on tax liability on profits attributed, to production and industrial activities.
    • Canary Islands General Indirect Tax. A tax that is similar to VAT but specific to the Canary Islands and with lower applicable rates. The general rate is 7%.
    • Special taxes. The taxes on fuels, alcoholic drinks, and certain types of transport are significantly lower than those in the rest of the European Union.

 

La Gomera’s airport has been furnished to give its users a lasting flavour of their visit to the Canary Islands.

Geography

  • La Gomera Airport is located in the municipality of Alajero, 34 km from San Sebastián de La Gomera, the capital of the island.

Road Access

  • The access to the airport is by a link road from the TF-713, which joins San Sebastiande La Gomera-Playa de Santiago and Alajero.

Bus Access

  • Line 7: Valle Gran Rey-San Sebastián de la Gomera.
  • Line 6: Valle Gran Rey-Airport

Infrastructure & Operations

La Gomera runway

For further information please check the following websites

Vital statistics

2019 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 77,600 domestic pax.
  • Flights: 100% scheduled
  • Main carrier: Binter

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report