Gibraltar Airport is serving the British overseas territory of Gibraltar and is also used by people traveling to or from neighboring parts of southern Spain. The airport was constructed during World War II and opened in 1939 when Gibraltar was an important naval base for the British. The runway was later extended by reclaiming some land from the Bay of Gibraltar using rock blasted from the Rock of Gibraltar, allowing larger aircraft to land. A new terminal was constructed and opened in November 2011 due to an increased number of passengers following by the old terminal demolishing in February 2014.
The main runway 09-27 is 1,777 meters (5,830 feet) long and there is a public road across the runway that constrained operations at the airport. Due to departing and landing aircraft, the runway crossroad is closed from public traffic vehicles minimum of 10 minutes up to two hours. Because of this, a new four-lane diversion road and tunnel section was planned to bypass the airport from the east side and leaving the old across the road for exceptional and emergency use only.
Gibraltar Airport, ICAO: LXGB, also known as North Front Airport is available highly-detailed in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Editions.