Tenerife South Airport

Tenerife South Airport
Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur
Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofía Airport - GCTS
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Tenerife
Location Granadilla de Abona
Elevation AMSL 64 m / 209 ft
Coordinates 28°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
Location in the Canary Islands
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,200 10,498 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 2017 11,249,329
Passenger change 16-17 7.4%
Aircraft movements 69,846
Movements change 16-17 6.0%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Tenerife South Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur) (IATA: TFS, ICAO: GCTS), previously known as Tenerife SouthReina 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

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
Azur Air (Germany) Charter: Düsseldorf[8]
Belavia Seasonal charter: Minsk[9]
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow[10]
Brussels Airlines Brussels[11]
Condor Berlin–Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam, Fuerteventura
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton,[12] Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Nice (begins 5 September 2018)
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 Berlin–Tegel,[17] Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück
Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Rostock
Germania Flug Seasonal: Zurich
Iberia Madrid, Paris–Orly
Iberia Express Madrid
Seasonal: Lyon
Icelandair Seasonal charter: Reykjavík–Keflavík
Jet2.com Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh,[18] Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Växjö
Laudamotion Seasonal: Düsseldorf[19]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Neos Bologna, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Seasonal: Catania
Norwegian Air Shuttle Düsseldorf,[20] Edinburgh,[21] London–Gatwick, Málaga,[22] Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Bilbao,[23] Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Oulu, Stockholm–Arlanda
Privilege Style Charter: Lisbon, Porto
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Belfast–International,[24] Bergamo, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Frankfurt,[25] 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[26]
Small Planet Airlines Glasgow
Seasonal charter: Vilnius, Birmingham
SmartWings Prague, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[27]
Seasonal: Lille,[28] Warsaw–Chopin
TAROM Seasonal: Bucharest
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Cardiff[29]
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seaonal charter: Billund, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Malmö, Örebro, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Seasonal: Groningen (resumes 2 November 2018)[30]
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Travel Service Seasonal charter: Brno
TUI Airways Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford (ends 28 October 2018),[31] London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Belfast–International, Norwich
Seasonal charter: Dublin
TUI fly Belgium Brussels, Charleroi, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Deutschland Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin–Tegel,[32] Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Karlsruhe/Baden–Baden (ends 2 November 2018),[33]
TUI fly Netherlands Amsterdam
Seasonal: Eindhoven (begins 24 September 2018),[34] Rotterdam
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal charter: Kiev–Boryspil
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Saint Petersburg[35]
Volotea Bordeaux, Nantes, Toulouse
Seasonal charter: Jersey
Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Granada,[36] Paris–Orly, Zürich
Seasonal: Málaga, Nantes,[37] Rome–Fiumicino,[38] Santander, Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza
Windrose Airlines Seasonal charter: Kiev–Boryspil
Wizz Air Bucharest,[39] Budapest, Katowice,[40] Vienna (begins 27 November 2018)[41]
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík[42]



Tenerife South Airport passenger totals 2000–2016 (millions)
Updated: 16 May 2018.[1]
PassengersAircraft movementsCargo (tonnes)
2000 9,111,06562,09612,019
2001 9,111,06561,05511,469
2002 8,980,46563,52710,769
2003 8,852,87862,5068,775
2004 8,632,17862,8249,218
2005 8,631,92363,6499,770
2006 8,845,66865,7749,414
2007 8,639,34165,0369,168
2008 8,251,98960,7798,567
2009 7,108,07349,7795,371
2010 7,359,15051,8584,293
2011 8,656,48758,0934,480
2012 8,530,72956,2103,906
2013 8,701,98355,9873,395
2014 9,176,27460,2903,376
Source: Aena Statistics[1]


Busiest international routes at Tenerife South Airport (2016)[43]
Rank City Passengers
1 Manchester, United Kingdom 873,558
2 London Gatwick, United Kingdom 865,637
3 Birmingham, United Kingdom 398,720
4 East Midlands, United Kingdom 307,191
5 Glasgow, United Kingdom 278,321
6 Amsterdam, Netherlands 273,103
7 Brussels, Belgium 252,898
8 Düsseldorf, Germany 251,943
9 London Stansted, United Kingdom 234,738
10 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 218,490

Ground transport

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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