From today, a new airline is operating out of Tenerife Sur. Norwegian will connect TFS with 16 European destinations, bringing some 170,000 new passenger seats and some 1,600 direct and indirect jobs too. Cabildo president Carlos Alonso said that the economic benefit for Tenerife will amount to nearly €30m in just the first year. Airline boss Bjørn Kjos said that the opening is in response to a great demand for quality flights between Europe and Tenerife, and that the airline will be connecting not just Scandinavian countries with Tenerife, but the UK too.
The connections Norwegian will be offering with Scandinavia are with Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden; Oslo, Torp, Stavanger, Trondheim, Bergen and Rygge in Norway; Copenhagen and Aalborg in Denmark; and Helsinki and Oulu in Finland. In addition, the airline will connect Hamburg, Cologne and Munich in Germany, and London Gatwick. The offer of quality flights connecting Tenerife and Gatwick which will also bring jobs and economic benefits to Tenerife is a happy story to report for a change!