There are two major airports on Tenerife, one in the north and the other in the south of the island.
Los Rodeos Airport (IATA: TFN, ICAO: GCXO), also known as "Tenerife North Airport", is one of 2 international airports
on the island of Tenerife, the other one being the much larger and busier Reina Sofía Airport, also called "Tenerife
Los Rodeos Airport, "Tenerife North Airport", is located 11 km by road from the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife,
and is mostly used for connecting Tenerife city with Mainland Spain and for inter canary island flights.
The popular resorts of Los Cristianos and Las Americas lie 90 km away to the south-west and are much better served
by the other airport of the island of Tenerife, the Reina Sofia Airport, also called "Tenerife South Airport".
Reina Sofía Airport (IATA: TFS, ICAO: GCTS), is an international airport located on the
island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. Built in 1977-1978, the Aeropuerto Reina Sofía is also known as Tenerife Sur
or Tenerife South. It is located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, and is located 60 km south of the island’s
capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Tenerife South was inaugurated on November 6, 1978, by Queen Sofía of Spain, after whom the airport is dedicated; by
the end of its first year, 1 million passengers had passed through its doors.