Flights to Tenerife: Flights from UK to Spain
Flights to Tenerife from which airports in the UK?
One of the most popular summer sun destinations for British holidaymakers, Tenerife is easily reached by regular direct flights from across the UK.
From London, it's possible to fly from Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports to the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, while regular services from the south of the country also depart from Bournemouth, Bristol and Exeter airports.
Likewise, passengers in both the Midlands and the north of England are also able to take advantage of the competition enabled by airlines flying from a number of nearby airports.
Direct cheap flights to Tenerife are currently available from Birmingham and East Midlands airports, as well as from Blackpool, Doncaster-Sheffield, Leeds-Bradford, Durham, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle airports.
In addition, holidaymakers in Scotland also have the choice of flying out of Glasgow International or Edinburgh, while regular services also take off from Cardiff and Belfast International.
Airlines flying from the UK to Tenerife
At present, nine operators offer direct flights from the UK to Tenerife, though some only offer such services on a seasonal basis.
Alongside long-standing carriers such as bmi, Air Malta and Monarch, a number of budget airlines have also emerged in recent years, offering cheap flights from the UK to the beaches and hotels of Tenerife.
These include easyJet, Ryanair, Flyglobespan and Jet2.com.
Also, a number of travel operators offer flights to Tenerife over the summer months, most notably Thomas Cook and Thomson.
Where is Tenerife?
The largest of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife is located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the west coast of Africa.
The main city on the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, shares capital status alongside Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, though most tourists opt to skip sites such as the parliament building and instead head to the nearby beaches and holiday resorts.
Any stop overs?
Though flights to Tenerife from the UK take around two hours longer than those to mainland Spain, none of the operators currently flying the route offer any stop overs.
Things to see and do in Tenerife
Though boasting a rich and colourful history, having been fought over by various empires over the years, it is Tenerife's status as 'the island of eternal spring' which continues to be the main attraction for most UK holidaymakers.
Indeed, being on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert, the Canary Islands offer visitors almost guaranteed year-round sunshine, with numerous hotels and tourist resorts having sprung up over the years along the island's volcanic beaches, allowing guests to have a relaxing break free from all worries.
However, those willing to venture away from the coast will be well-rewarded, with the nutrient-rich soil of the island having made the interior surprisingly lush, as a visit to the Teide National Park will prove.
Aside from sun-bathing, Tenerife offers excellent golfing and hiking opportunities, while the presence of a number of historical sites also make a trip into Santa Cruz well worthwhile.