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Airport
Code GCTS
Name Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofia
Region Europe
Territory Canary Islands ES.gif
Location Granadilla de Abona
Elevation

63.703201 m209 ft

Coordinates 28° 2' 44" N, 16° 34' 24" W
All Airports
in GC
GCFV, GCGM, GCHI, GCLA, GCLP, GCRR, GCTS, GCXO
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface
8/26 3200 m10,498.688 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP


METAR
Observation GCTS 200430Z 07010KT 9999 FEW015 BKN090 23/20 Q1015 NOSIG
Station Tenerife Sur
Elevation 72 metres
Date/Time 20 August 2014 04:30:00
Wind direction 70°
Wind speed 10 kts
Clouds few clouds
Clouds code FEW
Temperature 23°C
Dew point 20°C
Humidity 83%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a


WX
Tag(s) Low Level Turbulence
Volcanic Ash

Tenerife Sur Airport

ICAO: GCTS IATA: TFS

Description

International airport serving the island of Tenerife.

Climatology

Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).

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Terrain

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Airport Layout

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Flight Safety Considerations

  • Low Level Turbulence, which may be associated with a frontal surface, with thunderstorms or convective clouds, with microbursts, or with the surrounding terrain, is particularly hazardous to aircraft departing or arriving at an aerodrome.
  • Volcanic Ash, encounter can result in engine damage and malfunction

Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of GCTS

None on SKYbrary

Forum

See discussion threads concerning this airport on the SKYbrary Before you Fly There... Forum:

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