Tenerife is probably one of the last European paradise isles. "Fascinating" is the word for this island. It offers lush forests, exotic flora and fauna, deserts, mountains, volcanoes, sometimes snow, incredibly beautiful coastlines and spectacular beaches. Whatever your taste or age group you will find the perfect location and things to do for the holidays of a lifetime in Tenerife.
There are two Tenerife airports: the busier international airport in the south (TFS) is "Reina Sofia" and the airport in the north (TFN) is "Los Rodeos" and more commonly used by Spanish and Scandinavian services. Both Tenerife airports are represented by the Spanish airline authority "Aena" and both the new Tenerife North and Tenerife South airports are detailed online on the Internet. Tenerife South, being the bigger and busiest of the airports, has a much better site which shows you maps of the arrivals and departures halls, services available and a lot more.
This is the airport you're likely to fly into on your Tenerife travel from European destinations. Los Rodeos Airport had only been used for domestic flights between the Canary Islands up until October 2003 when BMI and British Airways starting flying there again.
The bigger of the two Tenerife airports, Sur Reina Sofia Airport is easily accessible for disabled people. All areas of the airport have been equipped to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility. The departures in Sur Reina Sofia Airport are on the ground floor of the passenger building. Reaching it is easy, it is direct from the taxi rank, bus stop or the various airport car parks. The departures lobby has an area of 10,800 square meters and can comfortably handle the three thousand passengers that the airport can get in the rush hour of peak season.
There are 87 check-in desks for passenger use. In the departure area you will find the airport's extensive shopping area. The Arrivals lounge at Reina Sofia Airport is lovely and spacious, when you land at the airport you will either have to go through a tunnel that is directly connected to the terminal or you'll be shuttled from the plane on a bus to the terminal. It has the capacity of comfortably holds 2,700 passengers in rush hour, based on the ground floor. It has seven carousels for your luggage to come through and which might take a while.
There are five food facilities and restaurants at Reina Sofia Airport in total, other shops include travel accessories, pharmacy, toys, fashion, jewelry, souvenirs, wine and spirits and tobacco in the duty free. Ten different tour operators and twelve travel agents are based at the airport.
Travel from Tenerife airports via transfer coach is by far the most common method of transport and is made available to everyone who books a package holiday that includes flight, accommodation and airport transfer. Usually, each coach has around 50 people, sometimes all going to the same apartment complexes but often heading to different ones. The stops may be split between more than one resort, so expect a transfer time lasting around 60 minutes from the airport.
Tenerife airports have all the services you'll need to make your travel easy and comfortable.