Passenger formalities takes minutes and baggage only a few minutes more..
yet Malaga (2.5 hours away) is burgeoning in passenger flights 24 hours a day, baggage formalities take anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours and there's more delays than passengers.
So why does GIB only have 2x daily LGW, 1x Daily Luton and no other flights ?
The airport has facilities just as good as any Ryan-airport, and access to Spain takes minutes through the border, and it's the only airport I know where you can literally walk across the runway to the city centre.
Gibraltars an oddity of an airport.. the main road crosses the runway and so during a T/o or Landing the main road uses traffic lights to stop the traffic so a plane can move.
|G-TTOJ British Airways (GB Airways) A320 takes off for LGW, crossing the main road into Gibraltar, 30 Aug 2005 BA 6999.|
Given it's ease of use.. why does it only have 3 planes a day (2 are on the ground at the same time, the airport can handle about 4 a/c on the tarmac at any one time).