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Tenerife “thrilled” as AENA announces plans for new terminal 

Tenerife Cabildo has welcomed news from the Spanish airport authority AENA that another terminal is to be built at the south airport.

More than 120 million euros is to be invested in the new facility which, it is reported, could be operational in 2021.

The new building of 16,000 square metres will connect with the existing passenger terminals at the airport.

Cabildo president, Carlos Alonso said the airport was the most profitable in Spain with a usage level of 90 per cent.

He also expressed satisfaction that AENA had taken into account technical studies which the Cabildo had carried out regarding traffic and difficulties with the terminal and proposed solutions.

This had helped to show the importance of having a consistent level of infra-structure facilities in view of some of the forecasts which suggested that in the next three to five years, the number of users each year would exceed ten million.

He said news of the anticipated new terminal would be welcomed by all of Tenerife society.

Sr. Alonso said both of the airports on Tenerife were very profitable. Los Rodeos had a turnover of over 33 million euros per year, with nearly 11 million profit, whilst Tenerife turned over 126 million euros last year and was the most profitable in the country.

The president stressed the need for everyone to work together as happened when the Cabildo had demanded Tenerife’s inclusion in the Trans-European Network and construction of the north airport, for instance.

This winter, he said, there would be 26 new direct air links which would increase capacity and frequencie from the south. Therefore, the Cabildo wanted to ensure one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world had the right facilities and runways “to meet our needs”.