Tenerife South Airport (TFS)
History, Facts and Overview
(Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Tenerife's North Airport (Norte) was the island's only airport for many years, until during the early 1970s, it was decided to relocate some of it flights due to increasing foggy conditions. It was at this stage that construction of Reina Sofia Airport commenced, finally being completed in 1978, when it opened complete with control tower, long runway and passenger terminal. Since its opening, almost 200 million passengers have used the Tenerife South Airport to reach their destination.
There are three ATMs located in the terminal, as well as a bank with bureau de change facilities. Food and beverages are available at a good selection of outlets around Tenerife South Airport. Particularly popular is the Café Ritazza within the arrivals area, and the Insula Café, which stands in the main shopping centre.
Both duty-free and duty-paid shopping is available, including perfumes, cosmetics and jewellery at outlets such as Dufry and also Tienda de Tripulaciones.
The Cleopatra Palace Hotel is less than a 30-minute drive from the airport and is well equipped to receive business visitors. Onsite, Tenerife South Airport does feature an exclusive VIP Lounge, which can be used for business purposes.