Isle of Tenerife

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Tenerife flights head punctuality charts

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

A survey of the punctuality of the departure of flights from UK airports has revealed that services to the holiday islands of Tenerife and Lanzarote are among the top performing.

The two Canary Island destinations had on-time departures of over 65 per cent and average delays of less than half and hour.

With our skies getting more and more overcrowded, however, the statistics revealed by the Civil Aviation Authority painted a less than rosy picture.

Their survey, covering the last … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Transport

Buses staging a comeback

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Mindful of the need to get people out of their cars and on to public transport, the island authorities on Tenerife are looking to increase the frequency and coverage of the services.

Just a few weeks after the launch of the new tram service that connects the island capital of Santa Cruz with the neighbouring town of La Laguna, the island bus operator, TITSA, has announced a raft of improvements to services in the north of the island.

The … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Buenavista del Norte, Bus & Tram, Icod de los Vinos, La Laguna, Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Transport

Tranvia Tenerife: tram system connects La Laguna and Santa Cruz

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

The new tram system in the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz hast carried its first fare-paying passengers on June 2th in 2007. The route of the new service means that more than half of the 350,000 population of the two cities will have no more than a five-minute walk to their nearest tram stop. The trams will run every five minutes, with a journey time of 37 minutes. Stops are situated every 500-600 metres and the whole line has double … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Bus & Tram, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Transport

Market to scale new heights for highest town

Friday, April 13th, 2007

The highest town in Tenerife gets a new agricultural market this summer, set in the town square of Vilaflor.

At over 4,500ft above sea level, Vilaflor is also Spain´s highest town. Inevitably, the new market will also become the country’s highest.

Vilaflor may be remote but it sits astride the well-trodden tourist route leading from the busy resorts of the south to the island’s crowning glory, Mount Teide.

The new market will start with eight permanent stalls, where tourists … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Markets, Transport, Vilaflor

Ferry service to link Tenerife and Madeira

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

A ferry service linking Tenerife with Madeira starts up again on June 16, providing a weekly service between the two islands for the duration of the summer.

A new addition to the Naviera Armas fleet, the Volcan de Tamadaba, will operate the service.

The new vessel, due to come into service in May, will be one of the biggest, fastest and most modern in the company’s fleet, with a top speed of 24 knots and a payload of up … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, El Hierro, Ferry services, La Gomera, La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Transport
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