Located to the north of the Island, in the municipality of San Cristobal de la Laguna, the airport is just 10 kilometres from the capital (Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

Traffic is mainly of the scheduled domestic nature, about 48 percent of which are connecting flights to the other islands in the archipelago: Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, El Hierro and La Gomera.  Also connects via regular domestic traffic to other airports in the rest of Spain. The most important destination is Madrid with more than a million passengers, followed by Barcelona, Seville and Bilbao.

In 2018, the airport processed 5,492,324 passengers, 73,236 flight operations and 12,689 tonnes of cargo.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2009 4,054,147 2014 3,633,030
2011 4,095,103 2016 4,219,633
2012 3,717,944 2012 4,706,827
2013 3,524,470 2018 5,492,324