Gibraltar International Airport
Gibraltar International Airport (also known as the North Front airport) is the civilian airport that serves the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. The runway is presently owned by the Ministry of Defence for use by the Royal Air Force under the alias of RAF Gibraltar.
Presently the only regular flights from Gibraltar International Airport operate to the UK; Monarch is presently the biggest operator at Gibraltar International Airport, running three weekly flights to London Luton and Manchester airports in addition as three weekly flights to Birmingham from 23 March 2013. All of these routes are operated by an Airbus A320-200. EasyJet operates seven weekly flights to London Gatwick also operated by the Airbus A320 family aircraft. British Airways additionally operates nine weekly flights to London Heathrow, once again being operated by an Airbus A320-200.
In 2004 the airport handled a total of 314,375 passengers and 380 tonnes of freight. Winston Churchill Avenue (the highway heading towards the land border with Spain) intersects the airport runway, and consequently has got to be closed whenever a plane lands or takes off. The History Channel programme Most Extreme Airports ranks Gibraltar International Airport as the fifth most dangerous airport in the world and therefore the most dangerous in Europe.
Although situated in Gibraltar, the airport is progressively getting used by individuals from or visiting near by Spanish areas like the Costa del Sol or the Campo de Gibraltar.