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Tenerife-South Airport
Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur
Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofía Airport
Plane at Tenerife South.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Location Tenerife, Spain
Elevation AMSL 64 m / 209 ft
Coordinates 28°02′40″N 016°34′21″W / 28.04444°N 16.5725°W / 28.04444; -16.5725 (Tenerife South Airport)Coordinates: 28°02′40″N 016°34′21″W / 28.04444°N 16.5725°W / 28.04444; -16.5725 (Tenerife South Airport)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,200 10,498 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 7,108,073
Aircraft movements 62,773
Source: AENA[1]

Tenerife South Airport (IATA: TFSICAO: GCTS), previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, is one of two international airports located on the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands (the second one being Tenerife North Airport). In late 2006 and since its opening, its facilities had been through a total of 173,912,207 passengers. In 2007, 8,639,341 people used it. Combined with the Tenerife North Airport, the largest flock of passenger movement Canary Islands 12,764,375 passengers (report AENA) and low-cost airlines, with a total of 20.

The airport is located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona and was inaugurated on 6 November 1978, by Queen Sofía of Spain, to whom the airport is dedicated; by the end of its first year, 1 million passengers had passed through its doors.

The public bus service TITSA offers cheap and quick services to all parts of the island and line 340 connects to the other airport Tenerife North Airport which is 71 km (44 mi) by road.

In 2009, the airport handled 7,108,073 passengers, 13.9% less than in 2008, with 60,779 aircraft movements recorded.[1]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Belfast-International, Cork, Dublin
Aerosvit Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Air Berlin Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Bremen [seasonal], Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund [ends 24 April], Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt [ends 10 April], Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Münster/Osnabrück, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Zürich
Air Europa Alicante, Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lanzarote, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia, Vigo, Zaragoza
Air Italy Milan-Malpensa
Air One Rome-Fiumicino
Arkefly Amsterdam
Austrian Airlines operated by Lauda Air [2] Linz, Vienna
Binter Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Blue Panorama Airlines Milan-Malpensa
Cimber Air Copenhagen
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover [ends 30 October], Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
EasyJet Bristol, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Edelweiss Air Geneva, Zurich
Europe Airpost Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn
Finnair Helsinki
Hamburg International Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, Saarbrücken, Weeze
Iberia Madrid
Iberworld Alicante, Bilbao, Edinburgh, Granada, London-Stansted [seasonal], Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza
Icelandair Reykjavik-Keflavik Belfast-International, Blackpool, East Midlands [begins 21 May], Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Brussels, Brussels South-Charleroi, Liege, Ostend
Jettime Billund, Copenhagen
JetX Stockholm-Arlanda, Reykjavik-Keflavik
KMV Avia Moscow-Vnukovo [seasonal]
Livingston Energy Flight Milan-Malpensa
Luxair Luxembourg
Meridiana operated by Eurofly Milan-Malpensa
Mistral Air Milan-Malpensa
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Neos Milan-Malpensa
Niki Graz [ends 24 April], Salzburg, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo-Gardemoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Novair Stockholm-Arlanda, Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardemoen
Palmair Bournemouth
Rossiya St Petersburg
Ryanair Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brussels South-Charleroi, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Hahn, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Porto, Shannon, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Billund, Bergen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Copenhagen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
SmartLynx Airlines Riga [seasonal]
Spanair Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia, Vigo
Swiftair Valladolid
Swiss International Airlines Zurich
TAROM Bucharest-Otopeni [seasonal]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels, Ostend
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Malmö, Stockholm-Arlanda
Thomson Airways Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Durham Tees Valley [begins 6 November], East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Top Fly Layoune
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo Amsterdam, Groningen, Rotterdam Denmark Copenhagen France Paris-Orly
Travel Service Prague
Travel Service Hungary Budapest
Trawel Fly Milan-Orio al Serio [ends 22 March]
TUIfly Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel [seasonal], Cologne/Bonn [ends 24 April], Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg [ends 29 April], Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg [seasonal], Stuttgart
TUIfly Nordic Gothenburg, Helsinki, Malmo, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
VIM Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Viking Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol
Vueling Airlines Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Valencia


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Simple English

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.

[[File:|thumb|left|Exterior of Tenerife South Airport]]


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