Binter Canarias

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Binter Canarias
Binter logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
NTIBBBINTER
Founded1989
Hubs
Frequent-flyer program Bintermás
Subsidiaries Binter CV (Abbreviation for Binter Cabo Verde)
Fleet size28
Destinations20
Headquarters Gran Canaria Airport
Telde, Gran Canaria and
Tenerife North Airport, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
Key peoplePedro Agustín del Castillo Machado (CEO) [1]
Website bintercanarias.com

Binter Canarias S.A. is a Spanish airline based on the grounds of Gran Canaria Airport in Telde, Gran Canaria and Tenerife North Airport, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain. [2] It is a regional air carrier operating inter-island services within the Canary Islands, and other Atlantic islands. Affiliated airlines operate on behalf of Binter in services to Morocco, Spain, Portugal and Western Sahara.

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History

The airline was established on 18 February 1988 and started operations on 26 March 1989. It was formed as a subsidiary of Iberia. Binter Canarias began operations as a regional airline and is currently the only one to operate in the eight airports of the Canaries. Binter also operates connections with Marrakech, Dakar, Aaiun in Africa; Madeira, and Lisbon in Portugal; Sal in Cape Verde; and Vigo and Mallorca in Spain . [1] The airline also flies to the island of Madeira, serving the capital Funchal. Regular flights to the cities of Bergamo and Paris, were trialled but later cancelled as unsuccessful projects. Nowadays has regular flights to Lisbon and Cape Verde for renting technical crew and aircraft (CRJ) to Air Nostrum. The airline also serves Africa: it operates scheduled flights to Marrakech and Casablanca in Morocco and Laayoune in Western Sahara, alongside charter flights to Nouadibou and Nouakchott in Mauritania.[ citation needed ]

In late 1999 SEPI (the Spanish state holding company of Iberia) implemented the privatisation of Binter Canarias, but held on to a "golden share", permitting it to authorise any future shareholding deal of more than 25%. However, the airline was wholly owned by Hesperia Inversiones Aéreas, which bought the airline in July 2002. In 2003 Binter Canarias, SAU was absorbed by Hesperia Inversiones Aéreas, SA, which took the name of Binter Canarias, SA. It is now owned by Ilsamar Tenerife (49.81%), Ferma Canarias Electrica (10.44%), Agencia Maritima Afroamericana (10.11%), Flapa (10%) and others (19.6%) and has 406 employees. Binter has sales offices, Binter Vende, at the airports and, since 2005, the ground support service has been provided by Atlántica Handling. Since January 2008 the Technical assistance service for Binter aircraft has been provided by BinterTechnic. [1]

Some of the owners of Binter Canarias decided to buy Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios (NAYSA) and to transfer some planes from Binter to NAYSA in order to reduce costs and increase benefits.

In 2016 the airline agreed a deal for a further six ATR 72-600 aircraft, bringing total commitments to the type to 18. They will replace ATR 72-500 aircraft. [3] In spring 2018, Binter decided to merge Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios (NAYSA) into its own operations and therefore handed back NAYSA's air operator certificate. Since then, all former NAYSA operations are part of Binter's. [4] [5] Since late 2017, Binter Cabo Verde has taken over inter-island flights after its discontinuation of theirs by TACV on 1 August 2017 as TACV was restructuring and privatisation. Binter CV established a partnership covering TACV's international services, allowing TACV to offer connections to domestic destinations and will seek to strengthen inter-island connections. In June 2018 it began the domestic operation between Madeira and Porto Santo Islands in the northern neighboring Madeiran archipelago.

Destinations

A former Binter Canarias Douglas DC-9 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, Binter Canarias (Iberia) AN0062134.jpg
A former Binter Canarias Douglas DC-9
A former Binter Canarias Boeing 737-400 wearing a special livery Binter Canarias B737 EC-INQ crop.jpg
A former Binter Canarias Boeing 737-400 wearing a special livery
Binter Canarias ATR 72-500 EC-KGJ ATR72-500 Binter Canarias ACE 22-03-16 (27207916283).jpg
Binter Canarias ATR 72-500
Binter Canarias Bombardier CRJ1000 Long liner (34101900826).jpg
Binter Canarias Bombardier CRJ1000

As of May 2021, Binter Canarias serves the following destinations: [6]

Country/RegionCityAirportNotes
Flag of the Canary Islands.svg  Canary Islands Valverde El Hierro Airport
Fuerteventura Fuerteventura Airport
Gran Canaria Gran Canaria Airport Hub
La Gomera La Gomera Airport
La Graciosa Graciosa Airport
La Palma La Palma Airport
Lanzarote Lanzarote Airport
Tenerife Tenerife North Airport Hub
Tenerife South Airport
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain/Flag of the Balearic Islands.svg  Balearic Islands Asturias (Oviedo) Asturias Airport
Jerez Jerez Airport
Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Murcia Región de Murcia International Airport
Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca Airport
Pamplona Pamplona Airport
Reus Reus Airport
Santander Seve Ballesteros–Santander Airport
Vigo Vigo–Peinador Airport
Vitoria-Gasteiz Vitoria Airport
Zaragoza Zaragoza Airport
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cabo Verde Boa Vista Aristides Pereira International Airport
Maio Maio Airport
Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport
Sal Amílcar Cabral International Airport
São Filipe São Filipe Airport
São Nicolau São Nicolau Airport
São Vincente Cesária Évora Airport
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport
Madeira (Funchal) Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport
Porto Santo Porto Santo Airport
Flag of France.svg  France Lille Lille Airport
Marseille Marseille Provence Airport
Toulouse Toulouse–Blagnac Airport
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Agadir Agadir–Al Massira Airport
Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport
Marrakesh Marrakesh Menara Airport
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Turin Turin Airport
Venice Venice Marco Polo Airport
Flag of The Gambia.svg  The Gambia Banjul Banjul International Airport
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Western Sahara Dakhla Dakhla Airport
El Aaiún Hassan I Airport
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania Nouakchott Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport

Fleet

Current fleet

As of February 2021, Binter Canarias operates the following aircraft: [7] [8]

Binter Canarias fleet
AircraftIn serviceOrdersPassengersNotes
ATR 72-500 668
ATR 72-600 1772
Embraer 195-E2 5132First aircraft started passenger revenue service in December 2019. [9]
Total28

Fleet development

The first new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft has entered passenger service in December 2019, Binter Canarias being the European launch customer. Further the airline has converted two options for this type to firm orders.[ citation needed ]

Previous fleet

The Binter Canarias fleet has previously included the Boeing 737-400 (leased from Futura International, in a special livery), the ATR 72-202 (the predecessor to their ATR 72-500 and later their ATR 72-600 aircraft), the CASA 235 (the first aircraft operated by Binter, the Bombardier CRJ-200 and CRJ-900 (all CRJ aircraft were leased from Air Nostrum, and their current CRJ1000 aircraft still are).[ citation needed ]

Accidents and incidents

Accolades

The airline was named Europe's best regional airline in 2005 (a celebratory livery was installed on their single Boeing 737-400) and, in September 2010, it was announced that the Spanish carrier had won the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) Gold Award for the best Airline of the Year 2010/2011. [11] [12] In October 2016 the airline was awarded the European Regional Airlines Association Airline of the Year award and was commended for its constant growth and expansion into new markets. [3]

See also

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