La Palma marked Air Europa’s inaugural service to Tenerife North with a traditional water arch salute on 25 March. The carrier will serve the 138-kilometre short hop with 44 weekly flights using ATR 72s. On the same day, Air Europa began double-daily services between Madrid and Venice Marco Polo. It will face incumbent competition on both new airport pairs.
- Air Europa began two new routes on 25 March, commencing flights on the domestic link between La Palma (SPC) and Tenerife North (TFN) and adding a connection between Madrid (MAD) and Venice Marco Polo (VCE). It will operate the short, 138-kilometre domestic sector with ATR 72s, offering 44 weekly frequencies on the hotly contested route. OAG schedules for the week commencing 27 March show that this quick hop is already served by BinterCanarias (86 weekly frequencies) and Canaryfly (28). Air Europa will serve the 1,405-kilometre Madrid-Venice Marco Polo route twice-daily with its E190s. It will face direct competition from Iberia, which is scheduled to operate 25 flights on this sector during the week commencing 27 March. Vote for La Palma Airport’s cake in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.