SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov 9 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, said this Tuesday that the works of the new Tenerife South airport terminal will begin “most likely” in 2026 and charged to the development of the DORA III program.
In statements to ‘Radio Club Tenerife’ collected by Europa Press has commented that the drafting of the project is contemplated in the DORA II, in force until 2025 and with 31.3 million for Tenerife South, in order to make the necessary “planning” for be able to carry out the works from 2026.
However, Sánchez has specified that the current airport “has plenty of capacity” to accommodate the air traffic expected in the coming years after the latest extensions made for an amount of 140 million.
Thus, he commented that Tenerife Sur “is not an airport compromised in capacity”, while denying that there is a lack of “sensitivity” of the State with the island but that it is about “respecting the times” and planning a new infrastructure that it is “complex” because it requires many studies. “We cannot jump them,” he indicated.
The minister has insisted that “the will” of the Government cannot be questioned since the budgetary allocation of what is “necessary” to undertake the project is foreseen, but as long as “the planning is done.”