Tenerife South Airport set to be designated a "Sensitive Zone" to end taxi queues

  • Tenerife Cabildo
  • 10-01-2024
  • Tenerife
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Tenerife South Airport set to be designated a "Sensitive Zone" to end taxi queues

In a bid to eliminate the extensive taxi queues at Tenerife South Airport, the Cabildo is set to declare it a "sensitive zone." The President of the Tenerife Cabildo, Rosa Dávila, has deemed the long queues for taxis at Tenerife South Airport "intolerable" and has vowed to address the issue decisively, regardless of opposition.

Speaking on COPE radio, Dávila revealed that the Island Council had already initiated the process several weeks ago to designate the airport as a "sensitive zone."

This move will grant approval for all taxis on the island to pick up passengers at the airport, not only those in the surrounding area, of which there aren't enough to cope with the increased demand as tourism and arrival figures have risen.

With absolute determination, Dávila emphasised that the airport is not merely a stop within a municipality, it is the main access point into the whole of the south of the island for holidaymakers, asserting that the overarching public interest takes precedence over the specific interests of the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, where the airport is located.

"The queues are intolerable, and as the President of the Tenerife Island Council, I will not allow it, regardless of anyone's preferences," she declared, referring to opposition against a decision of this kind by the local council who claims they are doing it to protect local taxi drivers.