Thanks to its geographical location, the Canary Islands have important sea and air infrastructures, and an excellent road network, which ensures a fast and efficient traffic of people and goods.
The Tenerife and Gran Canaria airports have direct weekly flights to the main European destinations operated by the most important international airlines. They are between the five busiest airports in the country.
The sea connections with Africa include destinations such as: Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leona, South Africa and Togo.
The Canary Islands have eight airports, six of which are international, which receive over 34 million passengers a year and permit about 1,500 direct weekly flights to the main European destinations operated by the most important international airlines, including low-cost companies, which have greatly grow over the last few years.
In the Canary Islands, there is a large network of commercial and fishing ports and marinas, with the Port of La Luz in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife among the majors in Spain regarding to the movement of passengers and goods, both between the Islands as well as from and to other countries. It is worth pointing out that the Canary Islands are an obligatory port between Europe, America, Africa and, over the last few decades, Asia, with the result that they are a strategic supply and repair station for shipping in the mid-Atlantic region.
Maritime links with Africa destinations include: Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Togo. Canarian ports are connected to more than 500 ports worldwide through thirty shipping lines.