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Binter Cabo Verde to be the new AOC of Binter Canarias Airlines,Airports,Startups

Binter Canarias ATR 72-500 EC-KGJ landing in Funchal by Aero Icarus

Binter Cabo Verde will be registered as an African airline tomorrow. Even though they do not have an AOC yet, they are expecting to get it granted by the Authorities of Cape Verde soon. ElMundo published the information yesterday: Binter Cabo Verde will have two planes to fly from the African archipelago. They will have a staff of 60 Cabo Verdean employees. However, the new company will be integrated in the Spanish brand Binter. The Spanish airline currently has 16 regional aircrafts ATR 72-500 and two CRJs. The latter two will be the ones that Binter Cabo Verde will use. Then, at the end of 2015,…

African Airlines considering stops in the Canaries for their US-bound flights Airlines,Airports

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 by BriYYZ - Flickr

Casa Africa is a Spanish public organization aimed at promoting relationships between Africa, Europe and Spain. During the last months, they have held meetings with two of the main African airlines: Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways. LaProvincia.es informed that the target of those meetings was to open new markets with the centre and south of their continent. During the conversations, Luis Padrón – Director of Casa Africa – offered the possibility of using the airports of the Canary Islands as a stop for their North America-bound flights. Especially, focused on the flights to the US in the case that the…

AECFA and New Tax starting 15th of September Airports,Charges,Regulations

Aena logos at Barcelona airport / Lali Masriera

Last Tuesday 17th of June, Spanish Ministry of Fomento (Development) designated Asociación Española para la Coordinación y Facilitación de Franjas horarias (AECFA) as Slot Coordinator and Facilitator of the Spanish Airports within the Aenanet. Further to our post of 20th of January this change in the coordinator is in order to meet the European Regulation 95/93 about slot coordination in European airports which pretends an independent coordination from airlines and airports. The new association is primary made up of Aena (50%) and a number of airlines (50%): Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling, Air Nostrum, Air Europa, Ryanair, Swiftair, Thomson Airways, Condor, Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd., Binter Canarias , Naysa and Canair The assignation of AECFA as Spanish coordinator and Mr….

The traffic trends of the main 50 airlines in the Spanish airports Airlines

Statistics - Trends

According to the figures published by Aena, the Spanish airports served in 2013 6,735,696 less passengers than in 2012 (-3.48%). The amount is not so bad if we consider the traffic evolution from January to August 2013 when airlines had lost 6,818,968 passengers with regard to the same period of 2012. Hence, from September to December airlines have served 83,272 more passengers than in the same period of 2012.Between January and August, IAG – made up from Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling and British Airways – had lost 1.64 million passengers. The overall loss increased up to 1.85 million within the whole 2013….

IAG lost 1.6 million passengers. Ryanair 2.3 million Airlines

IAG lost 1.6 million passengers

After Aena published the statistics in the Spanish airports, many pieces of news reflect and try to explain the passenger loss between January and August 2013. Trying to do so, we have extracted the figures for such period in 2012 and 2013 and have created a spreadsheet with the passenger difference that each operator served in the Spanish airports.The result is a very comprehensive list which includes all the operators with over 1 million passengers from which we can highlight the following:IAG lost 1.6 million passengers. This means Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling and British Airways, all together, have an overall decrease…

Air Nostrum to lease out six aircrafts Airlines

The Air Nostrum plan to increase revenues by leasing a part of their fleet is starting to work. After several attempts to rent some aircrafts to operators from Panama or Uruguay, the airline is about to reach an agreement and lease some planes to an Argentine airline.According to local media Sol Líneas Aéreas will operate between two and six 50-seater CRJ-200 from the Air Nostrum fleet as from October, who no longer use this aircraft type due to lack of efficiency for their traditional schedule market.This operation would follow the new guidelines that Carlos Bertomeu, CEO for Air Nostrum, announced last November. The airline started a…

Islas Afortunadas Air: New airline based in the Canary Islands Startups

In continuation with the new projects for the Canary Islands that we had mentioned in an earlier post, different Spanish media announced last week that Islas Afortunadas Air will start operations in October this year.Islas Afortunadas Air would be a project different from Aerocanarias although both web sites are under construction at the moment.Islas Afortunadas Air would start operations in October this year with 10 BAe146 and 2 A320 connecting their home base in Gran Canaria with every island in the Canaries as well as with Madrid, Barcelona, Galicia, Morocco and Mauritania.To start with, the company will hire about 450 people but they aim for a staff of 1,100 employees…

Tenerife North opening times Airports

Tenerife North Opening Times

The vicepresident for the Council of Tenerife said yesterday that it would be enough to extend the Tenerife North opening times by an hour and fifteen minutes. He explained that an agreement was reached with the Minister of Public Works for Aena to consider this extension so that the airport is open from 07:00 to 23:00 LT (currently 08:15-23:00 LT).To start with, this extension might allow Binter Canarias to offer twelve new connections per week and Vueling to establish a home base for one aircraft to increase the rotations.   Source: Finanzas.com