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Goodbye Las Palmas Airport – Hello Gran Canaria Airport

Authorities IATA have finally understood the confusion caused with the name of the airport here in Gran Canaria and renamed it.

The actual name on the side of the airport says Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria but on screens, tickets and booking forms on websites it is displayed as Las Palmas or by the airport code LPA.

The confusion comes with the very similar names for Canary Island La Palma and Balearic Island Palma de Mallorca.

The airport in Gran Canaria is after all not found in the city of Las Palmas, but further down the island between Vecindario and Telde, so it is more simple to name it Gran Canaria Airport.

It's understood that the actual code of LPA will not change as this will cause too much confusion, but now the name of the airport is officially Gran Canaria Airport.