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Gibraltar Airport in Spain

This airport is interesting fact that its runway intersects road into Spain. When aircraft taxis to the runway, highway from both sides overlaps by barriers, stopping the flow of transport.

Gibraltar Airport (IATA: GIB, ICAO: LXGB) is the civilian airport that serves the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar on the Iberian Peninsula. It is owned by the Ministry of Defence for use by the Royal Air Force as RAF Gibraltar. Civilian operators use the airport; currently the only scheduled flights operate to the United Kingdom and Spain. Passengers depart and arrive through the civilian operated terminal.

Gibraltar Airport has the distinction of being the closest airport to the city that it serves, being only 500 metres from Gibraltar's city centre. In 2004 the airport handled 314,375 passengers and 380 tonnes of cargo. Gibraltar Airport is one of the few Class A airports in the world.

EasyJet is the largest scheduled international carrier at Gibraltar Airport with between 14 and 18 weekly scheduled flights to London Gatwick. Monarch Airlines currently operates seven flights weekly to London Luton and three flights weekly to Manchester Airport. British Airways flies seven times weekly into Gibraltar also from London Gatwick. British Airways has announced that all Gatwick flights will be moved to London Heathrow as from October. Andalus Airlines flies twice daily on weekdays to Madrid (one flight on Sunday) also thrice weekly to Barcelona as from July 2009.

The airport is now linked to four destinations in the UK and two in Spain.

The airport is also used by people visiting western edge of the Costa del Sol or the Costa de La Luz.

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