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Tenerife South Airport

Coordinates: 28°02′40″N 016°34′21″W / 28.04444°N 16.57250°W / 28.04444; -16.57250
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Tenerife South Airport

Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur

Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofía Airport - GCTS
Airport typePublic
LocationGranadilla de Abona
Elevation AMSL64 m / 209 ft
Coordinates28°02′40″N 016°34′21″W / 28.04444°N 16.57250°W / 28.04444; -16.57250
TFS is located in Canary Islands
Location in the Canary Islands
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,200 10,498 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17-18Decrease 1.8%
Movements change 17-18Increase 0.1%
Cargo (t)2,483
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1][1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]
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. In 2017, it had traffic of 11,249,327 passengers, 69,846 flight operations and 2,797 tons of merchandise.[3]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Estadísticas – Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea – aena-aeropuertos.es". Aena.es. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  2. Spanish AIP (AENA) Archived 7 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Tenerife Sur". www.aena.es. Retrieved 2022-04-28.