SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 13 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Secretary of State for Transport, Isabel Pardo de Vera, will meet next Monday with the president of the Tenerife Council, Pedro Martín, and a representation of the island’s economic and social agents to evaluate the future expansion of the Tenerife South airport.
This was advanced in the control session of the Plenary of the Canary Islands Parliament by the Minister of Transport and Housing of the Government of the Canary Islands, Sebastián Franquis, who has denied an alleged mistreatment of Tenerife by Aena since the DORA I included the investment of a new terminal for 116 million – to connect a disused one that will be up and running in March – and in the last five years the accumulated spending is 311 million between the two airports.
The counselor has commented that the regional government has been “collaborating” with the Cabildo of Tenerife to promote a comprehensive improvement of the airport and in the face of the “anger” from other political parties, he defended the path of “dialogue and agreement” with the central government and Aena.
Thus, it has indicated that the current negotiation object is to know if it is possible to start works according to the comprehensive reform project in DORA II planned until 2026.
Ricardo Fernández (Cs) has criticized Aena’s “mistreatment” of Tenerife and remarked that it is “indefensible” for the new terminal to be left out of DORA II – there are only funds to draw up the project -, which represents a “new It hurt “the island’s economy, even more so when Tenerife South is the seventh airport in Spain in terms of passengers and the third most profitable.
In his opinion, “it is time to make a transformation” in the Teneirfe Sur airport and to end Aena’s ‘patching’ system since the gateway to the island for tourists “is decadent and ugly.”