Gibraltar Airport has the distinction of being the closest airport to the city that it serves, being only 500 metres from Gibraltar's city centre. In 2004 the airport handled 314,375 passengers and 380 tonnes of cargo. Gibraltar Airport is one of the few Class A airports in the world. (more...)
His hardline stance against any sovereignty deal with Spain without the consent of the Gibraltarians, which saw him returned to office in 1992 with a 72% majority vote, (using the slogan "Give Spain No Hope") caused considerable friction with governments in London and Madrid who were looking for a solution to the 300 year old Spanish claim to Gibraltar. As Chief Minister he maintained good relations with Spanish politicians at municipal level, but would not sit to discuss the sovereignty of Gibraltar with them. (more...)
10 October - Following severe gale force winds measuring 11 on the Beaufort scale, the bulk carrier MV Fedra ran aground on rocks at Europa Point, and broke in two. The crew were safely rescued, but some of the fuel oil escaped in the very bad weather. The Captain was later arrested.
22 September - It was announced that the remaining Iberia flights to Madrid would cease operation at the end of September due to "economic reasons", namely, lack of demand.