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Tenerife Renia Sofia Airport (TFS)
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Tenerife Renia Sofia Airport (TFS)
Advantages: Excellent location, clean tidy
Disadvantages: Too small sometimes for the amount of flights at once
The airport on one of the most popular Spanish islands, Tenerife is in the Canary Islands, it's the largest of 7 islands and holidaymakers flock there every single month of the year with its all year round sunshine and is most popular as a Winter sun destination.
The island has two airports, Tenerife Norté (translates to Tenerife North as it's in the northern part of the island) this airport tends to just get mainly domestic flights to other Spanish islands, the main airport is in the south of the island, where most holidaymakers fly into. Its called Tenerife South Airport and was formally known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, with airport code TFS.
The airport is very well located for the major southern holiday resorts and the island as a whole and many UK airlines fly there throughout the year including Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Easyjet, Monarch, Jet2 & Ryanair, along with other European flights from airlines including TUIFly, Spanair, Air Berlin, Niki, Jetair, Germanwings & Air Europa. It's very easy to get to by road, with the main road leading right into the airport and it's well sign posted along the motorway, local buses also connect the airport with the rest of the island with one buses connecting both airports on the island too so connecting onto Tenerife Norté flights is easy too. Alternatively many of the UK's biggest transfer providers are available at TFS including Resort Hoppa, Holiday Taxis & A2B. There is a big enough car park directly opposite, just a short walk from, the terminal.
The entrance to the terminal is easy, when you walk in your met with a huge line of checkin desks, but the airport is quite small, screens which are very easy & clear to read will tell you your flight number & checkin desk info. The screens are large and can't be missed but they are only good when they work. Opposite checkin desks you'll see information desks for airlines & their handling agents if you need any help. The Checkin area connects to the Arrivals area, its the same building and you literally walk between the two within minutes, the taxi rank is right at the end of the Arrivals part of the terminal with buses outside too. Inbetween Arrivals and Departures you have an amazing sweet shop, when I worked at the airport we would always go and get a big bag of sweets to munch on between flights, although as it is an airport its not the best priced but you select as much or as little as you like and pay by the weight, huge selection to choose. There is also a Burger King (where isnt there?) staff there were a bit useless & rude but nevermind. Arrivals hall is small, especially during busy arrival periods when you get all the tour operator reps & taxi drivers, plus families waiting to greet their arrivals. In the departure lounge you have a nice duty free store and not really much more its rather small but suits its purpose.
Summary: Good little airport
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