The island of Tenerife has two airports. Tenerife South Airport (IATA: TFS, ICAO: TCG), previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia, is the largest of Canary Islands. The other airport is named Tenerife North, (Code IATA: TFN, ICAO: GCXO) and is located in the municipality of San Cristobal de La Laguna.
Tenerife South Airport is located in San Miguel and Granadilla de Abona and was opened in 1978 by Queen Sofia of Spain, whom is dedicated the Tenerife airport. Tenerife Airport was built as a consequence of North Tenerife airport did not meet the technical conditions sufficient due to weather in the area.
With passenger traffic of around 8.5 million a year, Tenerife Airport connects the island with major destinations such as the UK, Europe and Africa through more than 160 major airlines.
Combined with the Tenerife North Airport, the island meets the highest passenger movement in the Canary Islands with 12.5 million passengers.
Tenerife Airport is undergoing a series of expansions and renovations to meet the needs of passengers whose numbers are increasing, especially on weekends and in winter season.
Low cost airline Ryanair, the first low cost company in the world, announced last days a new winter sun route between Tenerife Airport and Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport.
This services will be launched in October 2013 and considers a weekly flight on Thursdays.
Tenerife Airport: World Connection
Tenerife airport is well connected with major airports of the world from different continents. Most airports in America, such as Boston, Las Vegas or Chicago Airport interoperate with Tenerife with a large number flights during the year.
If you have planned to travel to Asia you can do it through Singapore Airport, one of the most important and bigger of its continent. There you can visit Phi Phi island, Koh Samui Island, Koh Phangan or Koh Lanta...
Tenerife Airport to Europe
Spanish airports ConnectionsIf your destination is Spain, domestic flight options are Barcelona, Madrid Airport, Girona, Reus, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza Airport, Bilbao or Valencia, among others.
From Tenerife Airport to South America
South America is also connected to Tenerife, being able to travel to Brazil (Rio de Janeiro Airport, Sao Paulo ...), Argentina, Chile, Peru ...