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The Canary Islands are served by several airports, but the Tenerife North International Airport (IATA Code: TFN) is one of the most popular in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is also known as the Los Rodeos Airport, located on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the largest of the seven islands. The airport is one of two international airports located on the island.  The other is Tenerife South, more properly known as Reina Sofia Airport (IATA Code: TFS) built in the late 1970s. Tenerife North is equipped with one runway and terminal and handles approximately four million passengers a year. Together with its sister airport in the south, the airports provide services to over 12 million passengers yearly. Relatively new construction at Tenerife North has provided easier access to passengers with its new four-story terminal building equipped with 12 gates, a car park, and motorway access ramps. The airport serves both domestic and international routes.

Brief History

Tenerife North Airport has operated from the field at Los Rodeos since the 1930s, when the airport served as a major link between the islands and Spain. The airport grew and by the 1960s several new runways, a passenger terminal, and hangers had been constructed.  Today the airport serves over 100 airlines and nearly two dozen flight routes mostly to Spanish and Western European destinations.


Facilities at Tenerife North Airport provide a variety of duty-free and traditional shopping options as well as numerous cafeterias and restaurant options. Passengers can enjoy coffee and pastries at Cafeteria Careca or a variety of snacks at Dorado. Several duty-free shops and Relay shops offer newspapers, magazines, books, and small inventories. The airport terminal also offers the Nivaria VIP Lounges located in passenger only zones on the departures mezzanine for Schengen and non-Schengen flights. Additional passenger services at the airport include banking options, ATMs, access to Wi-Fi services and a small business center.

Car Hire Services


Car rental services at Tenerife North Airport include five well-known domestic and international carriers. Car rental desks are located on Floor 0 of the passenger terminal. Passengers should be aware that car rental desks are not open 24 hours a day and several operate based on flight schedules. Providers at the airport include:Carhireairport.co.uk: Car hire Tenerife Airport, Travelsupermarket.com, Car-hire.net/.

Just outside of the doors near the car rental desks is a parking area, accessible by walking. It is strongly recommended that in the summer months or at the height of travel season that travelers book cars in advance to ensure vehicles are available when desired.

For more information regarding Tenerife North Airport, contact their official website at http://airport-tenerife.com/ or call their number at 902 404 704 or from abroad at +34 91 321 10 00. The airport is located at 38297 La Laguna, Tenerife.