Air Europa this Monday, October 30, start to operate flights between the individual Canary Islands. The third largest Spanish airline is headquartered in Majorca, a subsidiary of Spanish travel and tourism company Globalia, and a member of SkyTeam.
One of their three ATR 72-500 aircraft assigned to the new routes is already on Gran Canaria, while the other two were also scheduled to arrive in the archipelago on Sunday.
Two planes, with capacity for 68 passengers, will start the inter-island operations on Monday with flights between Gran Canaria and Tenerife Norte and Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura as well as the first flight linking Gran Canaria to Lanzarote.
The third ATR will have its permanent base on Gran Canaria and will operate both to facilitate increases to connectivity and to guarantee the routes 100%, in the case of any damage or incidents preventing aircraft from completing their schedules.
The fleet will, by October 2018, total five ATR 72-500s, added to which another aircraft will always be based on Las Palmas and available in cases where it is necessary to operate it in the event of an unplanned incident.
Air Europa say the second phase will take effect from March 2018 and consist of an increase to the already activated routes and the incorporation of flights between Tenerife North and La Palma.
With regard to the third and last phase, initially planned for October 2018, they will open new routes linking Tenerife North with Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and El Hierro.