Tenerife South Airport

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Tenerife South Airport

Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur

Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofía Airport - GCTS
Aena Tenerife S logo.png
Flughaveno Tenerifo Suda, 23.jpeg
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; -16.57250Coordinates: 28°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]

Tenerife South Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur) (IATA: TFS, ICAO: GCTS), previously known as Tenerife South–Reina Sofia Airport, is the larger of the two international airports located on the island of Tenerife (the other being Tenerife North Airport) and the second busiest in the Canary Islands (after Gran Canaria Airport). It is located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona and handled over 10.4 million passengers in 2016.


In the late 1960s, the island authorities of Tenerife found the need for a new airport at a new location, because the existing airport did not meet technical requirements due to adverse weather conditions.

The airport was under construction when the Tenerife airport disaster occurred at Tenerife North Airport on 27 March 1977.

The new airport was inaugurated on 6 November 1978, by Queen Sofía of Spain, to whom the airport is dedicated. The first flight was Iberia flight IB187 from Lanzarote, which was operated by a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 landing at 10:17.[3] By the end of its first year, 1 million passengers had passed through its doors.


Tenerife South consists of one three-storey passenger terminal in a classic brick style. The main level, Floor 0, contains all check-in and service counters, the departures waiting areas as well as the arrivals and main baggage reclaim. The departures area features 34 boarding gates of which eight are equipped with jetbridges. While the upper floor 1 contains office space and transit corridors, the basement level -1 features additional luggage belts.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Main hall
Control tower
Apron view
Exterior of airport

Destinations by airline served from Tenerife South Airport:[5]

Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo[6]
Aer Lingus Dublin
Seasonal: Cork
Air Europa Alicante,[7] Asturias, Manchester, Paris–Orly, Santiago de Compostela
Seasonal: Valencia, Bilbao
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo
Belavia Seasonal charter: Minsk[8]
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow[9]
Brussels Airlines Brussels[10]
Condor Berlin–Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn (begins 4 May 2019), Münster/Osnabrück (begins 12 April 2019)[11]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton,[12] Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes (begins 2 April 2019), Nice
Seasonal: Amsterdam, London–Southend, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, Paris–Charles de Gaulle[13]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva[14]
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Enter Air Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin
Eurowings Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf[15]
Seasonal: Hamburg,[15] Hannover
Evelop Airlines Seasonal: Lisbon, Porto[16]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania Flug Seasonal: Zurich
Iberia Madrid
Iberia Express Madrid
Seasonal: Lyon
Jet2.com Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh,[17] Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Växjö
Laudamotion Seasonal: Düsseldorf[18]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Neos Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Verona
Seasonal: Catania,[19] Naples (begins 9 July 2019)[19]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Bilbao (ends 29 March 2019), Düsseldorf,[20] London–Gatwick, Málaga,[21] Rome–Fiumicino (ends 31 March)
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Oulu, Stockholm–Arlanda
Privilege Style Charter: Lisbon, Porto
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Belfast–International,[22] Bergamo, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Frankfurt,[23] Hahn, Kraków, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Memmingen, Newcastle, Pisa, Prestwick, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Sandefjord, Shannon, Valencia, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze, Wrocław, Treviso
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Knock, Stockholm–Skavsta, Porto
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo[24]
Smartwings Prague, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[25]
Seasonal: Brno
Smartwings Poland Warsaw–Chopin
SkyUp Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil (begins 26 April 2019)[26]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon (begins 15 June 2019)[27]
TAROM Seasonal: Bucharest
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Cardiff, London–Stansted[28]
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seaonal charter: Billund, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Malmö, Örebro, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Seasonal: Groningen[29]
Transavia France Paris–Orly
TUI Airways Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
Seasonal: Belfast–International
Seasonal charter: Dublin[30]
TUI fly Belgium Brussels, Charleroi, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Deutschland Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin–Tegel,[31] Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Amsterdam
Seasonal: Eindhoven,[32] Rotterdam
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal charter: Kiev–Boryspil[33]
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Saint Petersburg[34]
Volotea Bordeaux, Nantes, Toulouse
Vueling Barcelona, Lyon, Nantes[35], Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino,[36]
Seasonal: A Coruña (ends 26 March)[37], Alicante (ends 31 March)[38], Granada (ends 31 March)[39], Málaga (ends 31 March)[40], Seville (ends 31 March)[41], Valencia (ends 31 March)[42], Zaragoza (ends 31 March)[43]
Windrose Airlines Seasonal charter: Kiev–Boryspil
Wizz Air Bucharest,[44] Budapest, Katowice,[45] Vienna[46]
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík[47]



Tenerife South Airport passenger totals 2000–2018 (millions)
Updated: 16 May 2018.[1]
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000 9,111,065 62,096 12,019
2001 9,111,065 61,055 11,469
2002 8,980,465 63,527 10,769
2003 8,852,878 62,506 8,775
2004 8,632,178 62,824 9,218
2005 8,631,923 63,649 9,770
2006 8,845,668 65,774 9,414
2007 8,639,341 65,036 9,168
2008 8,251,989 60,779 8,567
2009 7,108,073 49,779 5,371
2010 7,359,150 51,858 4,293
2011 8,656,487 58,093 4,480
2012 8,530,729 56,210 3,906
2013 8,701,983 55,987 3,395
2014 9,176,274 60,290 3,376
Source: Aena Statistics[1]


Busiest international routes at Tenerife South Airport (2016)[48]
Rank City Passengers
1 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom 873,558
2 United Kingdom London Gatwick, United Kingdom 865,637
3 United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom 398,720
4 United Kingdom East Midlands, United Kingdom 307,191
5 United Kingdom Glasgow, United Kingdom 278,321
6 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 273,103
7 Belgium Brussels, Belgium 252,898
8 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 251,943
9 United Kingdom London Stansted, United Kingdom 234,738
10 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 218,490

Ground transport[edit]

The public bus service TITSA offers services to all parts of the island. Line 343 connects the South Airport (TFS) with Tenerife North Airport (TFN).


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External links[edit]

Media related to Tenerife South Airport at Wikimedia Commons