Icelandic jets take over Tenerife

Photo: Sighvatur Óttarr Elefsen

Photo: Sighvatur Óttarr Elefsen mynd/Sighvatur Óttarr Elefsen

Can you spot the mistake in this photo of a cluster of Icelandic jets? That’s right – the bright sunshine and brilliant blue skies.

Because this is not Keflavík as the aircraft might suggest, but Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands.

Traveller Sig­hvat­ur Ótt­arr Elef­sen took this shot of three Icelandic jets monopolising the apron at Tenerife Sur Airport (TFS) on Tuesday.

550 passengers – almost all Icelandic – arrived in the popular Canary hotspot on Tuesday in three jets landing in a time period of just eighty minutes.

On Tuesday mornings at this time of year, a Primera Air Boeing 737 leaves Keflavík International Airport (KEF) at 08:45, followed by an Icelandair Boeing 757 at 09:30 and a WOW air Airbus at 10:05.

Travel agencies report that all Tenerife flights from Iceland over the Easter break are fully booked.

Exchange rates

USD USD 106.65 EUR EUR 124.20
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Exchange rates

USD USD 106.65 EUR EUR 124.20
GBP GBP 139.04 DKK DKK 16.67
NOK NOK 12.95 SEK SEK 11.97
CHF CHF 106.80 JPY JPY 0.95
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.