Gran Canaria has excellent port and airport infrastructure which guarantees that, despite its insularity, there are frequent connections extending to all the countries of Europe and to the African continent. Furthermore, there is a wide range of specialised services in the Las Palmas Port area.
The Airport of Gran Canaria (LPA) connects the island with over 100 destinations in Spain, the rest of Europe and Africa. In 2016 more than 12 million people passed through it, making it the sixth Spanish airport in numbers of passengers and the fifth for operations.
Gran Canaria Airport
Gran Canaria has two main ports, one in Las Palmas and the other in Arinaga. Of these, the Port of Las Palmas is much larger and has a much greater volume of cargo and passenger operations, including notable cruise activity. Currently there are connections with over 180 ports around the world, 22 of which are directly with West Africa.
The port has become a point of reference for supplying services to vessels, ranging from repairs to provisioning. Services offered to drilling rigs operating in West Africa are also noteworthy, as is the fact that the port has become a logistics base for UN and Red Cross humanitarian programmes.
Port of Las Palmas