Binter has announced a significant improvement and expansion of the connections of the Canary Islands with Madeira and several destinations in West Africa, such as Dakar, Agadir and Marrakech, from the month of July.
The main novelty of this change of programming is the firm commitment to Madeira, a destination to which Binter began to fly in 2005, when it began its international programming, and in which it will almost double its route programming, going from four in 2021 to seven, with an offer of more than 100,000 seats, which means exceeding by 38% the figure of the previous year.
From July, Binter will open new direct routes with this attractive Portuguese destination from the airports of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife South, in addition to strengthening connections from Gran Canaria, with flights every day of the week. To this is added an unprecedented route outside the Canary Islands, which will connect Marrakech and Madeira in summer, the result of joint work between Binter and the National Tourist Office of Morocco (ONMT).
The links from Lanzarote will be on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and departure from Madeira at 2:40 p.m. Fuerteventura will also be connected to Madeira every Saturday at 12.10 pm and departure from the Portuguese island at 09.40 am.
In the case of Tenerife South, Binter has scheduled for this summer two weekly links, on Mondays and Wednesdays, which will take off at 1:10 p.m. Flights with Tenerife North airport will remain as before, with direct connections on Tuesdays and Saturdays, which added to the new route with Tenerife South will allow to have a frequency of 4 weekly connections with the Island.
Position the Canary Islands as a hub for connections with Africa
Another key to the programming presented today by the Canarian company is the creation of an operational hub, with the Canary Islands as an interconnection center, between Dakar and several national destinations – Murcia, Mallorca, Pamplona and Zaragoza – and international – Toulouse, Lille, Turin and Venice -, which is based on the reinforcement of the route between Gran Canaria and the airport of the capital of Senegal and the adaptation of flight schedules to allow connecting routes in both directions.
In this way, from the end of July Binter will have three frequencies a week between Gran Canaria and Dakar, since the flights on Mondays and Thursdays will be added a new frequency on Tuesdays. These flights depart from Gran Canaria at 22:35 hours and make part of the outward journey and the entire return journey at dawn, which facilitates the connection with the flights that have arrived in Gran Canaria that day, on the way to Dakar, and with those that will depart from Gran Canaria to national and European destinations the next day, on the way back from Dakar.
More connections to Agadir and Marrakech
The airline has also announced a reinforcement of the flights scheduled from July with Marrakech, which will have three weekly frequencies with Gran Canaria and one with Tenerife, and with Agadir, which adds one more to reach three weekly. Again, the joint work between Binter and the ONMT has been a key factor for this improvement in connectivity, as in the case of Madeira-Marrakech.
To the flights between Agadir and Gran Canaria on Tuesdays and Saturdays, a new one is added on Thursdays with departure from the Canary Islands at 10:30 am and return from the Moroccan airport at 12:50 pm.
In the case of Marrakech, Binter will offer three direct links from Gran Canaria with a new connection on Tuesdays with departure at 10:30 a.m. and return at 1:15 p.m., which adds to those already made on Thursdays and Sundays. In addition, it also offers a weekly link to Tenerife North Airport – Ciudad de La Laguna on Saturdays.
Top Copyright Photo: Binter – Lineas Aereas de Canarias Embraer E195-E2 (ERJ 190-400STD) EC-NEZ (msn 19020023) LPA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 949258.
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