Iberia, Vueling and Air Europa will operate all routes between the peninsula and the Canary Islands that the Ministry of Transport authorizes to continue operating after restrictions on air traffic with the islands imposed at the request of the community government to prevent the stop of the coronavirus.
Iberia will operate a daily flight between Madrid and the airports of Gran Canaria and Tenerife North, as well as three weekly frequencies from Madrid to Tenerife South (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), to Fuerteventura (L, J and S), La Palma (L, X and V) and Lanzarote (M, V and D).
Vueling will be in charge of offering a daily flight from Barcelona to Tenerife North and Gran Canaria and two weekly flights from the Catalan capital to Lanzarote (V and D). It will also fly twice weekly from Bilbao to Gran Canaria (L and J) and Tenerife Norte (M and S) and four times from Seville to Gran Canaria (L, X, S and D) and to Tenerife Norte (M, J, V and D).
In the inter-island operations, all authorized connections will be borne by Binter, except for three daily routes provided by Canaryfly (Gran Canaria-Lanzarote, Gran Canaria-Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria-El Hierro).
The Balearic and Canary Islands have limited air passenger connections to the peninsula as of this Thursday, while port connections are limited to merchandise only, according to a ministerial order released today.
According to the order of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, in the Balearic Islands, only one daily is authorized for each company that has scheduled flights between certain destinations on the peninsula and the islands, as well as air connections between islands.
Award in the Balearic Islands
The Government has also informed that it will proceed to the express award of a contract for the provision of air services in the inter-island connections of the Balearic Islands due to the airlines’ lack of interest in continuing to offer these routes.
These services will consist of a daily round trip flight for each of the Palma de Mallorca-Mahón and Palma de Mallorca-Ibiza links, with a final price of 60 euros each way, 15 euros for the resident, thanks to 75% of existing grant.
At the moment, the Ministry is finalizing the file to be able to award these services through the emergency route, an award that is expected to be published tomorrow in the BOE. For their part, the routes that guarantee basic connectivity between the main destinations of the peninsula and the islands have begun to be operated by the airlines Air Europa, Vueling and Iberia.
In the inter-Balearic case, no airline company expressed in the term established by the Order its interest to continue operating said routes for the next few days. .