It was announced earlier this week by the President of the Tenerife Cabildo, Ricardo Melchior that there are plans for two new direct flights between Tenerife and Senegal and Tenerife and the Cape Verde Islands.

Yesterday the President announced there are also plans in the pipeline, which are expected to be announced next weeks, for a direct air link from Tenerife to Miami.

Once the flights are running there will no longer be a need for Tenerife residents to travel to any of the three destinations via Madrid or London.