Canaries will have recovered 50% of air passenger capacity from the end of July

2020/07/15 13:42:55 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The flight schedules to the Canary Islands have 915 weekly flights totalling 158,000 seats, on routes between the archipelago and other points in Spain and Europe, particularly the UK and Germany.

The airlines are gradually regaining their confidence in the recovery of the Canaries as a destination, and they have confirmed that from the end of July they will offer a minimum of 158,106 weekly seats, on flights between the islands and the mainland, plus other points in Europe. This schedule will see the archipelago increase its air capacity to 48% of that recorded at the same time last year.

According to Aena data collected by Promotur, Ryanair is the most active airline with more than 30,400 seats to the archipelago. The budget airline has scheduled 29 routes, including five national routes with mainland Spain, but it's deployment with the United Kingdom stands out, and specifically, with airports such as London Stansted (18 weekly connections); Manchester (13); and Birmingham (9).

As well as these are the 15 flights per week with Dublin and Germany, and now with Spain, the 13 connections it will offer weekly with Madrid.

Vueling follows second, with a schedule of up to 22,680 weekly seats. The Spanish airline owned by IAG will cover a total of 12 connections with the islands, 11 of them with other points on the Spanish peninsula, and one with Paris from Gran Canaria.

They are concentrating their resources on the corridor between the archipelago and Barcelona (51 weekly connections with Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma); and to a lesser extent in that of Seville (24); Bilbao (16); and Malaga (14).

Another IAG airline, Iberia, will have the highest number of frequencies with Madrid, with 86 weekly operations. This route accounts for the bulk of the 16,560-seat offer it has. In addition to coverage with the capital of Spain, it will only offer 4 connections to Oviedo; and two others with Vigo,

Jet2 will have nine connections with the UK that add 18,900 weekly seats, and Condor stands out in the German market, with 12,960 weekly seats with eight German airports.

Air Europa will reach 11,160 weekly seats on routes with the Canary Islands from the end of July. It will compete with Iberia on the route with Madrid, with 40 weekly frequencies.

Although there are many others on the list, some such as TUI don't yet have big volumes. Their only noticeable contribution is with Tuifly Germany with 9,900 seats, and EasyJet only have 10,260 until September.