The Cabildo of Tenerife agrees with AENA to expand the two airports to increase the capacity to receive visitors from the island

The Cabildo of Tenerife announced this Wednesday an agreement with AENA for the partial expansion of the Tenerife South and Tenerife North airports for a total of 580 million euros. The bidding and drafting of the projects will serve to expand the capacity of visitors that the island can receive.

According to Aena data, until June Tenerife received more than 8 million passengers between the two aerodromes: Tenerife South, 6,071,494 passengers, 19.5% more than in 2022; and Tenerife North-Ciudad de La Laguna, 2,903,097, 15.2% more.

After meeting in Madrid with the executive advisor and general director of Aena Airports, Javier Marín, the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Rosa Dávila, has detailed that a tender has already been put out to tender and what is going to be the new airport terminal is being drafted. building of the Tenerife South Airport, as well as the imminent drafting and bidding of the expansion project for the Tenerife North Airport.

“We left very satisfied, it’s time for Tenerife, that’s how they conveyed it to us,” congratulated the head of the Cabildo, who appreciated that “the visitor’s experience is taken into account,” as well as “the need to grow in capacity.” ” at the airports for the drafting of the projects, which will be done with “appropriate” quality criteria.

The island director of Territorial Planning and Historical Heritage, Isabel de Esteban, was also present at the meeting, who will supervise that the works carried out at the airports take into account the needs of the island, such as integration with the train project or the extension of the tram to the Tenerife North Airport.

Asked about the recent decision of the airport manager Aena to increase airport taxes in the Canary Islands by 4.1% as of March 1, 2024, Dávila detailed that in this Wednesday’s meeting only issues related to the council of Tenerife and that the issue of rates must be agreed upon by the Canary Islands Government.

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