SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 23 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Aena will invest about 311 million euros in the two airports of Tenerife between 2017 and 2026, a period in which the validity of the first Airport Regulation Document (DORA I, 2017-2021) and the second (DORA II, 2022-2026) is extended. ).
Sources from the airport manager tell Europa Press that the accumulated investment figure in these ten years confirms their “commitment” to the quality and improvement of the island’s airport facilities.
Among the actions financed with this investment volume is the execution of the connecting building of the two terminals of Tenerife Sur, which is in its final stretch and will allow the airport’s surface area to be doubled, spaces reorganized, and the number of passengers increased from 13 to 16 million passengers. infrastructure capacity and improve the quality of the services provided, which are already highly valued by passengers.
The DORA II, which will start next year, collects the amounts necessary for the drafting of the new comprehensive project for the Tenerife South airport terminal, which has already been agreed with the Cabildo, although there is an economic and political front on the island that bet on the execution of the work before 2026.
As in the rest of the network, the largest amounts of investment projects in capacity have been transferred to DORA III (2027-2031), they point out from the manager, since the pandemic has caused traffic figures to fall and its recovery is expected, according to international organizations, for the final stretch of the period that includes DORA II.
For this reason, Aena underlines their “commitment” to this action, which only moves in time as a result of the fall in traffic and income derived from the pandemic, in such a way that the investment will be made under DORA III .
In addition, they specify that the DORA II proposal for the Canary Islands has already gone through all the established steps.