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Tenerife North Airport

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Airport information
 Location of airport in Canary Islands
Airport typePublic
OwnerAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
OperatorAeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
LocationSan Cristóbal de La Laguna
Elevation633 m (2077 ft)
Statistics2009, 2010
Number of passengers (2010)4054147
Aircraft movements (2009)62776

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Tenerife North Airport , formerly Los Rodeos Airport, is one of the two international airports on the island of Tenerife, Spain. It is located in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 11 km (6.8 mi) by road from Santa Cruz and at an altitude of 633 metres. In 1977, the airport was the site of the worst accident in aviation history when 583 passengers and crew were killed after two Boeing 747s collided on the runway in heavy fog.

Tenerife North handled 4,051,155 passengers in 2010. Combined with Tenerife South Airport, the island gathers the highest passenger movement in the Canary Islands with 11,410,305 passengers. The busiest air route from the airport in terms of passengers is the one to Madrid Airport, at over one million passengers a year.

Today, TFN is an inter-island hub, connecting all seven Canary Islands, and offers connections to the Iberian Peninsula, Europe, and North America. The route between Tenerife North and Madrid-Barajas is the airport's busiest with an average of 40 flights per day.

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