Guernsey Airport (GCI)
History, Facts and Overview
(Guernsey, Channel Islands, GB)
Sited in the Forest area of Guernsey and built in 1939, the Guernsey Airport had a very quiet first few years and it was not until the mid-1940s that frequent air passenger services really began to take off. Guernsey Airport soon gained strength and popularity, becoming an important doorway into this appealing member of the Channel Islands.
In 1960, the arrival of a modern, fully tarmacked runway measuring almost 1,525 metres / 5,000 feet proved a turning point in aircraft numbers and this particular runway is still actually used. Currently, around three quarters of all air traffic at Guernsey Airport is commercial, with the remainder being mainly passenger aircraft and recreational use.
Duty-free shopping can be found within the airport departure lounge, along with the Le Gouffre Food Village, while cashpoints are situated within the main concourse. For business facilities, Guernsey Airport boasts a large meeting room, complete with its own lobby area and kitchen.
Nearby, the La Frégate Hotel is located at St. Peter Port and offers everything necessary for companies and business people wishing to conduct conferences or individual business tasks.