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Tenerife South Reina Sofia Airport
Tenerife South Reina Sofia Airport (TFS)
Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport is an international airport within the Tenerife Island which is a part of the Canary Islands. It is one of the two airports located within the island and was established in 1978. The airport was made in the name of Queen Sofia and is situated in the metropolis of Granadilla de Abona. The TFS airport destinations mainly concern the European countries and flights are mostly engaged in international travel. Although the airport also offers flights to local destinations, they are limited in number as most of the flights to mainland Spain are handled by the island's other airport namely the Tenerife North Airport (TFN). The arrivals and departures are mostly on the time stated and this has resulted in the airport to be known for its high efficiency.
The inability of the existing airport to meet the requirements meant that the Tenerife authorities requested a new airport. The request was first placed in the late sixties and by 1977; major portions of the airport were constructed. The official opening of the airport was done by the Queen of Spain in 1978.
The airport is equipped with wireless internet and passengers within the geographical proximity can avail this service free of cost. The airport also offers vast shopping outlets and restaurants that allow passengers to have a pleasant stay in between flights or while waiting for flight departure. Ranging from duty free shops to shops specializing in gifts and accessories, this airport has it all. It also offers pharmacy to its passengers. Restaurants are available both in the public zone such as Casa Ricardo and passengers zone such as The Sweet Point and El Regalo mas natural.
Parking & Transportation
The airport offers service for car parking and bus parking at extremely economical prices that can easily be availed by the passengers. A passenger that parks his or her car for less than thirty minutes is not charged for the parking services while other tariffs vary according to the parking time with a maximum of four days charge. The terminals are located in close proximity of the airport terminals and they can be reached by passengers in a matter of few minutes with an estimated time of 4 minutes. The airport also offers hire car parking service and this can ease the transportation of passengers that are looking for a medium of travel. The car rental varies according to the destination area.
Normal security protocols are followed at the airport, including screening of electronics (such as laptops) and removal of shoes and belts.
Surrounding Places to Stay
The airport itself does not offer any sort of accommodation to its passengers but the arrival terminal can help out passengers to find nearby hotels that are within the budget. Hotel Monica-Sur Aeropuerto, Hotel Ucanca, Vincci Hotel Tenerife Golf are located within close vicinity of the airport and offer facilities and accommodation to tourists at an economical rate.
Arrive at airport early - as indicated on your ticket - to avoid missing your flight.
Tenerife South - Reina Sofia Airport,
38610 Granadilla de Abona,
Number of Terminals: 1
Phone: +902 404 704
Fax: (0)922 759 247
Time Zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 60km (37.5 miles) from Santa Cruz
IATA airport code: TFS