Tenerife South Airport
Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur
Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofía Airport
|IATA: TFS – ICAO: GCTS|
|Operator||Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea|
|Location||Granadilla de Abona, Spain|
|Elevation AMSL||64 m / 209 ft|
|Passenger change 12-13||2.0%|
|Movements change 12-13||0.4%|
|Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA
Spanish AIP, AENA
Tenerife South Airport (IATA: TFS, ICAO: GCTS), previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, is one of two international airports located on the island of Tenerife (the other being Tenerife North Airport) and the largest of the Canary Islands. It is located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona and handled over 8.5 million passengers in 2012.
In the late 1960s, the island authorities of Tenerife said they needed a new airport at a new location as the existing airport did not meet technical requirements due to adverse weather conditions.
The new airport was inaugurated on 6 November 1978, by Queen Sofía of Spain, to whom the airport is dedicated. The first flight was an Iberia running flight IB187 from Lanzarote, which was operated by a McDonnell Douglas DC-9. The flight landed at 10:17.By the end of its first year, 1 million passengers had passed through its doors.
Airlines and destinations
Destinations by airline served from Tenerife South Airport:
|Updated: 2 March 2014.|
|Passengers||Aircraft movements||Cargo (tonnes)|
|Source: Aena Statistics|
|10||Newcastle upon Tyne||172,512|
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