Tenerife South Airport (TFS) has celebrated its record 10 millionth passenger today, a Thomas Cook Group Airlines customer flying from Manchester (MAN).
The milestone, reached on flight MT1566 as it landed at 1350hrs today, reflects enormous market demand for the Canary Islands this year and its year-round appeal as a leisure destination for all customers seeking sun, sea and dramatic landscapes.
Thomas Cook Airlines customers Beverley Yates and Duncan Petch received a big welcome, were interviewed by local press and given a host of prizes from the airport and local authorities.
Henry Sunley, Sales and Planning Director for Thomas Cook Airlines, said: “It’s no surprise that Tenerife has had a record year, there are some great deals for customers out there and I’m thrilled the lucky passengers are flying with us. Not only do they get a great price, but they also get a really quality aircraft cabin and the best cabin crew.”
Santiago Yus, Tenerife South Airport Manager, said: “This is a really big moment for TFS and we’re so pleased to be able to delight so many passengers on their holidays in Tenerife.”
Thomas Cook Group Airlines fly to Tenerife from 18 airports across its four markets – UK, Scandinavia, Germany and Belgium – using a mixture of aircraft from Airbus A330s and 25 new A321s, as well as Boeing 757s and 767s. In peak season this amounts to 55 flights per week.
Flights from the UK start from £39 and from Germany at EUR59.99 per person.