Canaryfly cancels all flights for 10 weeks
Regional airline Canaryfly announced yesterday that they are suspending all flights due to a “considerable” drop in ticket sales. The company's aircraft will remain grounded between next Monday, January 11th, and March 21st, and will affect all inter-island routes.
Canaryfly's general director, Régulo Andrade, said that the low occupancy of the planes is not the specific problem, but a general one. All routes are experiencing a collapse in demand, which is why it is not minimally profitable for the company for its planes to take off.
"There are many regular passengers who have stopped flying. People have stopped travelling for pleasure or leisure and are only moving between the islands when strictly necessary. This has generated a notable decrease in the occupation of practically all of our flights in the last month”, he explained.
"We need to stop now so that from March 22nd, we can perform again at one hundred percent," Andrade said. In fact, Canaryfly is continuing to market flights for after this temporary stop.
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To minimize the inconvenience to its customers, the airline is offering to place passengers on flights of other airlines on the same date they booked for, or the option to change their tickets at no cost. "None of our customers is going to lose their money," stressed the CEO of the company.