Tenerife South Airport facts for kids
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|
Location in the Canary Islands
|Passenger change 10-11||17.6%|
|Movements change 10-11||12.0%|
|Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA
Spanish AIP, AENA
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.
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