Cutting the cake to mark the start of BinterCanarias’ new service from Tenerife North to Palma de Mallorca were: Sergio Millanes, Tenerife North Airport Director; Guillermo Díaz Guerra, Spanish Government Representative for the Canary Islands; José Escudero, Binter Canarias representative; Vicente Dorta, CEO Tenerife Tourism.
Celebrations were also undertaken at the other end of the 2,137-kilometre domestic route, with the BinterCanarias crew joined by José Escudero, Binter Canarias representative (third left) and Diego Llorca, Head of the Cabinet at Palma de Mallorca (fourth left).
The two new routes from Gran Canaria were also celebrated by Aena and BinterCanarias. Cutting the cake in Las Palmas were: Santiago Martinez-Cava, Gran Canaria Airport Director; Mercedes Roldós, Delegate of the Spanish Government in the Canary Islands; Antonio Morales, President Cabildo Gran Canaria; Inés Jiménez, Counselor of Tourism of Gran Canaria; and Juan Ramsden, General Coordinator, Binter Canarias.
On the mainland in Vigo, this cake welcomed the start of BinterCanarias’ services from Gran Canaria on 3 May. As all flights are being flown by leased-in (from Air Nostrum) 100-seat CRJ 1000 aircraft, the sweet aircraft topping the cake actually bears more than a passing resemblance to the regional jet.
- BinterCanarias, the Spanish regional airline, has started three new domestic routes this week. Launched on 2 May, the first sector linked the carrier’s second largest operation in Tenerife North (TFN) to Palma de Mallorca (PMI). The remaining two routes were commenced from the carrier’s biggest base at Gran Canaria (LPA), to Palma de Mallorca and Vigo (VGO) on the following day. All the new airport pairs are flown twice-weekly by leased CRJ 1000 equipment (from Air Nostrum), with Gran Canaria-Palma de Mallorca operated on Mondays and Thursdays, the Vigo connection from the same origin on Thursdays and Sundays, and the link from Tenerife North to the Balearic island on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is no incumbent competition on any of the three domestic flights.