International flights to the Canary Islands on the increase for July

2020/07/02 07:55:37 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Canary Islands airports saw 400 flights yesterday, the first day of July, over double the amount asthe same time last week, according to Aena. Of these, 82 were international, a significantly higher number than the less than 10 flights that were registered, on average, the previous few days.

Even though Spain's borders opened on June 21st to EU countries (except Portugal), it wasn't until yesterday that airlines began to significantly recover their connections with the archipelago.

Of yesterdays 400 flights in the islands, approximately half were arrivals, and the rest, departures. In addition, this weekend, the number of operations at Canary Islands airports will rise to 450 daily, of which approximately 100 will be international flights.

Yesterday Gran Canaria was the busiest airport with the most traffic: operating 134 flights (between arrivals and departures), of which 28 were international. Lanzarote had 66 flights of which 20 were international; Fuerteventura 44 flights (14 international); and Tenerife Sur, 26 (20 international).
The rest of the Canarian airports only served domestic flights, with 99 operations in Tenerife North; another 28 in La Palma; 15 in La Gomera; and 8 in El Hierro.

In total there were 1,482 passenger flights in the Aena network yestrday throughout Spain, of which 743 are arrivals and 739 departures, compared to 6,500 that were operated the same day in 2019.