Golfers in the UK can enjoy increased value and choice when travelling to the sunshine island of Tenerife this summer with the impending launch of a new direct flight route from London Heathrow.
From March 29, Iberia Express – a subsidiary of Iberia, the largest airline in Spain – will operate a thrice-weekly service from Heathrow into Tenerife’s Reina Sofia airport in the south of the island.
Fares for the new route start from €89 each way and it is one of three new direct weekly flights to have been announced by the low-cost carrier to the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, with new services also set to operate from Lyon in France and Asturias in Spain.
Barely a four-hour flight from the UK, Tenerife is a popular destination for golfers seeking guaranteed sunshine on the fairways, and the new Heathrow service will complement the wide range of regular flights already available from many regional airports in the UK and Ireland.
Blessed with average summer temperatures of 23⁰, more than 70km of beaches and a wide range of cultural highlights and activities both on and off the water, Tenerife offers the ideal location for a golf break.
The island features nine different and varied layouts: Buenavista in the west; Real Club de Golf de Tenerife in the north; and Golf Costa Adeje, Abama, Las Americas, Golf del Sur, Amarilla, and Los Palos in the south. Tecina Golf is a 40-minute ferry ride from the mainland on the beautiful island of La Gomera.
And Tenerife is set to be at the forefront of the golf industry later this year when the sunshine destination hosts the prestigious International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) for the first time in its history from October 5-8.
Tickets for the new flight routes are available by going to www.iberiaexpress.com, www.iberia.com and other Iberia Group sales channels. For further details on playing golf in Tenerife, go to www.webtenerife.com/golf