Because it has a mild temperate climate all year round, the Canary Islands is a popular destination for travellers looking for sun and sea as well as golfers. Because the warmest months are from November-February when the UK and Ireland is in the middle of their winter, this is the busiest time with passengers looking for some winter sun.
Tenerife is one of the busiest airports in Spain so it will come as no surprise that a good number of airlines operate flights there, including budget carriers Jet2, Monarch, AerLingus, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Thomson Flights.
You can fly to or from 81 destinations to Tenerife South with the busiest days being on Fridays and during the winter season. The cheapest prices for flights can usually be found if you can travel on a Tuesday and Wednesday and avoid weekends.
There are also a number of inter-island flights operated by Binter Canarias, but the main hub for these flights is Los Rodeos airport located in the north of the island (but just over an hour's journey away and connected by a local bus line).
If you have mobility problems then make sure you tell your airline at least 48 hours in advance so that they can make the necessary arrangements. There is also a 24 hour telephone helpline a +34 902 404 704 / +34 91 321 10 00 provided by the Spanish Airports Authority (Aena). The assistance points (desks and kiosks) are easy to spot in the airport as they are bright yellow with a large "sin barreras" sign.
When you land you will either be taken to the terminal by bus or use one of the eight air bridges that go directly into the building.
When you are ready to leave the taxi driver or bus will drop you outside departures which is on the ground floor.
As soon as you have your boarding pass you can clear customs and go upstairs to the passengers only departures lounge where you can get something to eat and drink or do some last minute shopping in the duty free outlet or range of shops selling local production or fashion goods while you are waiting for your flight to be called.
By Linda Craik Google+