Expansion plans for Tenerife’s two airports set at a cost of 600 million euros

It will serve to increase the capacity of visitors to the island of Tenerife.

The President of the Island Council of Tenerife, Rosa Dávila, has announced a significant agreement with AENA for the partial expansion of Tenerife South and Tenerife North airports, with a combined budget of 580 million euros. The initiation and development of these expansion projects are aimed at augmenting the island visitor capacity.

Following her meeting in Madrid with Aena Airports’ executive director and general director, Javier Marín, Dávila provided further details. She revealed that the tender process for the new terminal building at the South Airport has already been launched and is currently being drafted. Simultaneously, preparations are underway for the expansion project at Tenerife North Airport, which is set to commence soon.

Dávila expressed her satisfaction with the progress, emphasizing that “it’s Tenerife’s time” and that the project considers enhancing the overall visitor experience. She stressed the importance of addressing the need to increase airport capacity. The projects will adhere to high-quality standards to ensure they meet the island’s requirements adequately.

Airports of Tenerife are to be expanded set at a cost of 600 million euros.

Isabel de Esteban, the island’s Director of Territorial Planning and Historical Heritage, was also present at the meeting. She will oversee the airport works, ensuring they align with the island’s needs, such as integration with the train project and the extension of the tram system to Tenerife North Airport.

Regarding the recent decision by Aena, the airport manager, to raise airport taxes in the Canary Islands by 4.1% starting from March 1, 2024, Dávila clarified that the discussion during the meeting was limited to matters related to the Island Council. Decisions regarding taxes will require agreement with the Canary Islands Government.

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