Gran Canaria is Spain's 5th busiest airport handling almost ten million passengers last year. Buses stop outside departures and there is also a drop off zone for taxis or if someone is taking you to the airport, but do not try to park here as it is restricted to a few minutes stopping time and attendants patrol it very carefully.
Once you are in the Gran Canaria departures hall on the first floor you will be faced with a bank of 96 check in desks, 52 of the check in desks are reserved for dealing with flights to and from EU countries. The remaining 34 check in desks are for Inter Canary Island flights and and non-European Union international flights All destinations are shown on the monitors at the terminal entrance.
Once you have checked in be sure to proceed to the correct departure lounge. Pink area A for EU flights: Green area B is for departures of international flights to non-European countries and orange area C for inter island flights and non EU flights.
The boarding gates are split in Zones A, B and C of which A is the largest.
Once you have checked in and obtained your boarding cards you will have to clear security and passport control before being allowed entry to the airport shops and duty free zones which is also where you will find a selection of places to get something to eat and drink while you are waiting to board your flight.
Air Zone and Canariensis are multi shops selling duty free cigarettes, perfume or alcohol and there are also places selling local goods and souvenirs, foodstuffs, fashion and accessories.
By Linda Craik Google+