Tenerife South Airport

Tenerife-South Airport

Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur

Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofía Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
ServesTenerife
LocationGranadilla de Abona, Spain
Hub for
Elevation AMSL64 m / 209 ft
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Statistics (2011)
Passengers8,656,487
Passenger change 10-11Increase17.6%
Aircraft Movements58,093
Movements change 10-11Increase12.0%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]
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Outside of Tenerife South Airport

Tenerife South "Reina Sofia" Airport (IATA: TFS ICAO: GCTS) is an airport in the south-west of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands.

This is actually one of two airports in Tenerife, the other one is Tenerife North (Los Rodeos). Most of the flights bringing people on holiday to the island use this airport. The airport was opened in 1978 after it was decided in a few years earlier that Tenerife needed a new airport urgently due to foggy weather closing Tenerife North airport quite often. The first flight to land at the airport was carrying the Queen of Spain Her Majesty Queen Sofia, the airport is named after her. The airport is operated by a company called AENA which operates all civil airports in Spain.

In 2009, just over 7 million passengers used the airport.

Sources

  1. "AENA passenger statistics and aircraft movements". Aena.es. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  2. "Spanish AIP (AENA)". Aena.es. Retrieved 2012-09-25.