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Binter and Canaries put on more inter-island flights with conditions 

The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing of the Canary Government and the airline Binter have agreed to expand the offer of flights.

The regional government and the airline, after the entry
into force of Phase 1 of the de-escalation and in order to meet the growing
demand for essential trips, have strengthened the offer of flights that will go
from 20 daily to 32 starting today, May 13th.

The limitation of the supply of seats within aircraft
remains at 50% and mobility reasons continue to be restricted.

A spokesman said: “Given the growth in the number of
passengers who needed to move between islands for the essential reasons set out
in RD 463/2020 (health, medical, etc.) the Ministry of Public Works, Transport
and Housing of the Canary Islands Government, led by Sebastián Franquis, has
agreed with the airline Binter to expand the offer of daily flights to improve
air connections between islands. In this way, of the 20 round-trip flights
currently operating on the inter-island routes, it will go from tomorrow,
Wednesday May 13, to the 32 daily routes.”

These new airline seats are already available in the
company’s usual marketing channels.

The commitment of both the Canary Islands Government and the
Canary Islands airline is to continue responding to the needs of the Canaries
in this new phase, gradually returning to island connectivity as the health
framework and the evolution of the market demand it. For this reason, together
with the additional frequencies that are incorporated into the current routes
considered essential, the direct connection between the airports of Lanzarote
and Tenerife North is recovered, which will have two flights (one way and one
return) per day.

In addition, four additional daily round-trip flights are
incorporated on the route between Gran Canaria and Lanzarote and two on the
routes of Gran Canaria-Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria-Tenerife North and Tenerife
North-La Palma.

DAILY FREQUENCY

(ROUND TRIP)

Gran Canaria-Tenerife North 4

Gran Canaria-Lanzarote 4

Gran Canaria-Fuerteventura 3

Tenerife North-La Palma 3

Tenerife North-El Hierro 1

Tenerife North – Lanzarote 1

TOTAL

16

All flights will continue to operate under the same current
conditions, set by current regulations: limitation of 50% of the seats offered
and only for passengers who justify flight reasons stated in the law (health
reasons, medical reasons, travel to the place of work, return to the place of
habitual residence, etc.)

“As we enter Phase 1 of the de-escalation, it is clear
that throughout the Canary Islands there is more economic activity than there
was a few weeks ago, so it is essential to offer adequate air connectivity
between islands that guarantees the travel of those professionals whose jobs
They are recovering the activity of the moment before the crisis, “said
the spokesman.” In addition, from the Government we want to thank Binter
for its work to assume this increase in flights now and for having been
operating during the entire health crisis, in a few moments. very difficult
financially speaking. “

 General Coordinator of Binter, Juan Ramsden, said: “It
is a satisfaction to continue supporting, together with the Canary Islands
Government’s Department of Transport, our land and our people at this time of
de-escalation, increasing to our account and risk the number of flights aimed
at covering essential needs, even knowing that they are highly burdensome for
the company. ”