AENA announces free sound proofing for 1,500 homes near Tenerife and Lanzarote Airports

AENA announces free sound proofing for 1,500 homes near Tenerife and Lanzarote Airports

AENA, the Spanish airport operator, has announced the start of free noise insulation works (soundproofing) for over 900 homes in the vicinity of Tenerife South Airport and more than 400 near Lanzarote Airport. This announcement was made during the second meeting of the coordination group for the Acoustic Insulation Plan of Airports, following detailed reports and sound measurements.

The current census includes 2,456 ‘sensitive use’ buildings and residences under the acoustic insulation plan in Tenerife with 1,127 applications for acoustic insulation received to date, and 1,062 in Lanzarote with 662 applications received so far. AENA has committed to tendering new projects for additional applications as soon as they are submitted and the need for improvements is confirmed.

The Coordination Group comprises representatives from AENA, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency, the Government of the Canary Islands, the Cabildo, and the municipalities surrounding the airports.

AENA emphasised that the insulation program targets residential and sensitive-use buildings (such as healthcare, educational, and cultural facilities) located within the airport's acoustic zone. These areas are classified by continuous equivalent noise levels of 60 decibels during the day, 60 decibels in the evening, and 50 decibels at night.

Eligible buildings must have been constructed before the acoustic servitude was approved on June 4th, 2021. Interested residents can contact the Acoustic Insulation Plan Management Office at 91 590 31 70 for more information and to apply.

The initiative aims to mitigate the impact of airport noise on local communities, enhancing the quality of life for residents affected by the increased operations at Canary Island airports.