Canarias Regional Air

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Canarias Regional Air

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Canarias Regional Air British Aerospace ATP at Lanzarote Airport
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations 1998
Ceased operations 2000
Operating bases
Fleet size Fleet below
Headquarters Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
The Boeing 737 used during the brief attempt by Canarias Regional Air to operate independently. Canarias Regional Air Boeing 737-300 KvW.jpg
The Boeing 737 used during the brief attempt by Canarias Regional Air to operate independently.

Canarias Regional Air was a Spanish charter airline based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. [1]

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Municipality in Canary Islands, Spain

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Company history

Canarias Regional Air was founded in 1998 in an effort to compete with Binter —a subsidiary of Iberia. It began operations from Tenerife North Airport. [2] Canarias Regional Air had an association with Air Europa Express —a now defunct subsidiary of Air Europa— for the operation of a number of British Aerospace ATP turboprop aircraft in short-haul flights between the islands. [3]

Binter Canarias S.A. is a Spanish airline based on the grounds of Gran Canaria Airport in Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain. It is a regional air carrier operating inter-island services within the Canary Islands. Affiliated airlines operate on behalf of Binter in services to Morocco, Portugal and Western Sahara.

Iberia, legally incorporated as Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. Operadora, Sociedad Unipersonal, is the flag carrier airline of Spain, founded in 1927. Based in Madrid, it operates an international network of services from its main base of Madrid-Barajas Airport. Iberia, with Iberia Regional and with Iberia Express, is a part of Iberia Group. In addition to transporting passengers and freight, Iberia Group carries out related activities, such as aircraft maintenance, handling in airports, IT systems and in-flight catering. Iberia Group airlines fly to over 109 destinations in 39 countries, and a further 90 destinations through code-sharing agreements with other airlines.

Tenerife North Airport international airport serving Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife North Airport, formerly Los Rodeos Airport, is one of the two international airports on the island of Tenerife, Spain. It is located in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 11 km (6.8 mi) by road from Santa Cruz and at an altitude of 633 metres (2,077 ft). It handled 3,717,944 passengers in 2012. Combined with Tenerife South Airport, the island gathers the highest passenger movement of all the Canary Islands, with 12,248,673 passengers, surpassing Gran Canaria Airport. Today TFN is an inter-island hub connecting all seven of the main Canary Islands with connections to the Iberian Peninsula and Europe.

The company tried to operate as an independent airline after the agreement with Air Europa Express expired but the venture was not successful. Canarias Regional Air ceased operations in 2000, shortly after an attempt at operating charter flights with a newly-acquired Boeing 737. [4]


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