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Canaries want 75 per cent discount on peninsula flights 

The Canary Islands and the Balearics are teaming up again, this time to ask for a 75 percent resident discount for flights to the peninsula.

The objective of the initiative is to ensure that the General State Budgets for 2018 includes such an allocation.

Socialist senators of the Balearic and Canary Islands will request the discount at the next Senate plenary session. The motion will also push for the State to subsidise 100 percent of the airport fees for residents.

Socialist senator for the Balearic Islands, Francesc Antich, said: “It is a matter of justice to guarantee the economic and social cohesion of the extra-peninsular territories.”

“You only have the plane as an effective means of transport to communicate with the peninsula, but you suffer frequencies and scarce routes and often with exorbitant prices.”

For this reason, the objec-tive of the initiative is that the General State Budgets for 2018 includes the resident discount of 75 per cent in the same way that it is already being applied to flights between islands.

“It seems that in the Balearic Islands there is political and social unity in terms of this demand, so we hope that this unanimity will be transferred this week to the Senate and all parties will vote in favour of this initiative,” said Sr. Antich.