The airports in the destinations proposed in this issue of Avion Tourism Magazine can be reached with both direct flights and flights with stopovers in principal Italian and European airports. To learn whether a departure airport is connected directly or one or two stopovers are needed to reach it, consult the pages devoted to individual airports and from there display the flights in real time on the official website of your destination airport. On the pages of individual airports featured in Avion Tourism Magazine, you can also find useful information on the services offered in the airport and on connections with the city nearest to the airport.
Here below you can find useful information on airports in the Canary Islands and Mediterranean islands proposed in this issue of the magazine
ACE ✈ LANZAROTE AIRPORT
Lanzarote Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Lukasz Sadlowski / Shutterstock
Lanzarote Airport, or César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport, is located 5 kilometres from Arrecife, within the municipality of San Bartolomé. In the mid 1940s, the Air Force approved the construction of an aerodrome on Lanzarote, as part of a defence plan for the Canary Islands. In 1947, Lanzarote Airport was officially opened to domestic air traffic.
FUE ✈ FUERTEVENTURA AIRPORT
Fuerteventura Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / martin.h76 / Shutterstock
In the 1930s the company Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas (LAPE) refurbished a piece of land between the sea and the Tetir road to use as an auxiliary field for its flights. In 1940, work was begun on a military aerodrome in the municipality of Tefía. The airport was opened officially to national and international civil flights in January 1959. The geographical location of the airport, far from Puerto de Cabras, the most important point of the island, and the increase in commercial flights, it became necessary to move the facility only five kilometres away from Puerto Rosario.
TFN ✈ TENERIFE NorTH Airport
Aeroporto di Tenerife Nord. Foto: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Markus Mainka / Shutterstock
The Tenerife North Airport or Los Rodeos Airport is located in San Cristobal de La Laguna and from 10 kilometres from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canaries. Its passengers traffic is mainly domestic with connecting flights to the other islands in the archipelago: Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, El Hierro and La Gomera but the airport also connects other cities in Spain like Barcelona, Seville and Bilbao.
TFN ✈ TENERIFE SUD Airport
Tenerife Sud Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / NYC Russ / Shutterstock
Situated to the south of the island, at the heart of the tourist area (near to the towns of El Medano and Los Abrigos), Tenerife Sur Airport (Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport) was inaugurated by Queen Sofía on 6 November 1978. In its first year of operations, the airport handled over a million passengers. To adapt airport capacity to the growing air traffic demands, significant infrastructure improvements are being carried out, particularly in the passenger terminal control area.
Transfers to/from Tenerife Sud Airport
Once you have arrived in Tenerife you may need to make a private transfer from Tenerife Sud Airport to your hotel or a private transfer from Tenerife Sud Airport to a resort or vice versa or a transfer service between Tenerife Sud Airport and the north of Tenerife. Discover all transfers to Tenerife with GetYourGuide, a specialised online platform that unites the best travel experiences worldwide.
LMP ✈ LAMPEDUSA AIRPORT
Lampedusa Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Shutterstock
Lampedusa Airport is situated in the south-eastern area of the island of Lampedusa, near a town in the municipality of the same name in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily. It has a runway of 1,800 metres.
PNL ✈ PANTELLERIA Airport
Pantelleria Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Shutterstock
Pantelleria Airport was built in the second half of the 1930s as a military stronghold to guard over a strategic geo-political point in the Strait of Sicily. After World War II, the Americans restored the airport, which at the end of the 1940s was equipped with two runways. To bring the second runway to its current dimensions, between 1976 and 1982 work was carried out to resolve irregularities in the land, even by excavating a hill to allow aircraft of larger dimensions to land.
JMK ✈ MYKONOS AIRPORT
Mykonos Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Shutterstock
The airport of Mykonos is located 3 km east of the town of Mykonos. Mykonos Airport has been operating since 1971 and has a new Terminal with gates for domestic and international flights, lounges, duty free, shops and restaurants.
Transfers to/from Mykonos Airport
Once you have arrived in Mykonos, you may need a private transfer service. For example: a private transfer from the airport or port, a shuttle transfer from Mykonos Airport to hotels or a private helicopter transfer from Mykonos to Santorini and vice versa. Discover all transfer to Mykonos with GetYourGuide, a specialised online platform that unites the best travel experiences worldwide.
JTR ✈ SANTORINI AIRPORT
Santorini Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Antony McAulay / Shutterstock
Santorini Airport is located near the area of Monolithos, about 5 km from the capital of Santorini, Fira. The airport is one of the largest of the Cyclades islands and was built in 1972 by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).
Transfers to/from Santorini Airport
Once you have arrived in Santorini, you may need a private transfer service. For example: a private transfer to and from Santorini airport, a private transfer from the airport or the port to any point of the island or a private helicopter transfer from Santorini to Mykonos and vice versa. Discover all transfer to Santorini with GetYourGuide, a specialised online platform that unites the best travel experiences worldwide.
JSI ✈ SKIATHOS AIRPORT
Skiathos Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / David Fowler / Shutterstock
Skiathos Airport, dedicated to Alexandros Papadiamantis, has a runway created by tearing the land from the sea between the island of Skiathos and the smaller island of Lazareta. The airport is located 2 km from the city center and has been in operation since 1972.
Car hire at the airport
Cars can be hired directly at the airport so that you can move around more freely on your holiday. Car rental companies in airports are generally open 24 hours a day or cover the opening hours of the airport and are open to passengers arriving on any flight. To make sure you find the car of your dreams and continue your journey independently, we recommend booking it in advance on the websites of car rental companies, which will issue a voucher with all the information needed for picking up your car once you have arrived in airport. Here is a selection of the main car rental companies present in the principal international airports: AutoEurope, Avis, Budget, Sixt, eDreams, Europcar, Kayak e Maggiore.
Avion Tourism Magazine N9/2021
Editor in chief: Angela Trivigno. Contributors: Alisè Vitri, Anna Glik, Enzo Cuppatri, Lea Tocchi, Lisa Maria River, Nicolò Villa. Translations: Juliet Halewood. Photos: Photographs Archive of Sisterscom.com Snc. Images used with purchased license. Copyright © Sisterscom.com Snc / Shutterstock.com / Depositphotos.com. Press office: Comune di Lampedusa and Linosa; Comune di Pantelleria; Ente del Turismo Isole Canarie; Ente Nazionale Ellenico per il Turismo; GetYourGuide; Patronato del Turismo di Fuerteventura; Turismo de Canarias/Tenerife/Fuerteventura; Turismo Lanzarote; Ufficio Spagnolo del Turismo (Turespana). Avion Tourism Magazine N.9/2021: issue published 12/08/2021 on www.aviontourism.com Registrazione: Registered at Bergamo Law Court N. 9/2019 of 03/07/2019. Periodicity: four-monthly. Publisher, Editing, Administration and Advertising: Sisterscom.com Snc - Via Piave, 102 - 23879 Verderio (Lc) Italy. P.Iva/C.F. 03248170163 - Registro delle Imprese di Lecco Numero LC-304260. Literary and artistic property: Copyright © Sisterscom.com Snc. All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited.