Gibraltar is one of those places that most people have heard of, but few really know where it is or why to visit. Bordering Spain’s south west tip, Gibraltar is a UK overseas territory but benefits from better weather and tax breaks. It is also home to the Rock of Gibraltar, a monolithic limestone promontory.
Whilst Gibraltar is beautiful and it’s terrain, rugged, it is only 2.3 square miles and suffers from a lack of flat land, which makes building an airport and more importantly, a runway, a difficult task. Originally constructed during World War II, the runway has since been extended out into the Bay of Gibraltar using rock excavated from the Rock of Gibraltar and a road was then built through the airport intersecting the runway. This means that not only is Gibraltar Airport a challenge to land at due to the space constraints, but also that throughout the day the main road across the island is stopped for planes to land and take off.