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Binter Canarias
IATA
NT
ICAO
IBB
Callsign
BINTER
Founded 1989
Hubs
Frequent flyer program Bintermás
Fleet size 21
Destinations 13
Headquarters Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Key people Pedro Agustín del Castillo Machado

(Chief Executive Officer)

Website http://www.bintercanarias.com/

Binter Canarias S.A. is an airline based in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It is a regional carrier operating inter-island services within the Canary Islands, in addition to services to Morocco, and Portugal. The airline carried 2.9 million passengers in 2008.[1]

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History

The airline was established on 18 February 1988 and started operations on 26 March 1989. It was formed as a subsidiary of Iberia. In late 1999 SEPI (the Spanish state holding company of Iberia) implemented the privatisation of Binter Canarias, but held on to a "golden share", permitting it to authorise any future shareholding deal of more than 25%. The airline was wholly owned by Hesperia Inversiones Aereas, which bought the airline in July 2002. It is owned by Ilsamar Tenerife (49.81%), Ferma Canarias Electrica (10.44%), Agencia Maritma Afroamericana (10.11%), Flapa (10%) and others (19.6%) and has 406 employees.

Some of the owners of Binter Canarias decided to buy Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios (NAYSA) and to transfer some planes from Binter to NAYSA in order to reduce costs and increase benefits.

Destinations

Binter Canarias operates the following services (as of March 2010)

List of Destinations
City Airport
Portugal
Madeira Madeira Airport
Spain
El Hierro El Hierro Airport
Fuerteventura Fuerteventura Airport
Gran Canaria Gran Canaria Airport Hub
La Gomera La Gomera Airport
La Palma La Palma Airport Hub
Lanzarote Lanzarote Airport
Tenerife Tenerife North Airport Hub
Tenerife South Airport
Morocco
Dakhla, Western Sahara Dakhla Airport
El Aaiún Hassan I Airport
Marrakech Marrakech-Menara Airport
Smara Smara Airport [begins 6 July]

Fleet

Binter Canarias ATR landing at Tenerife-North Airport

Binter Canarias operates 21 narrow-body regional airliners as of March 2010, with a single economy class.[1]:

Binter Canarias Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
ATR 72-201 3 0 68 or 70[2] All operated by NAYSA
ATR 72-500 18 0 72[3] 8 operated by NAYSA
Total 21 0


As of 13 March 2010, the average age of the Binter Canarias fleet is 6.0 years ([2]).

References

  1. ^ Binter Canarias The Company
  2. ^ "ATR72-200". European Regions Airline Association. http://www.eraa.org/fly-europe/regionalaircraft/ATR72-200.php. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  3. ^ "ATR72-500". European Regions Airline Association. http://www.eraa.org/fly-europe/regionalaircraft/ATR72-500.php. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 

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Simple English

Binter Canarias is an airline operating in the Canary Islands, part of Spain. Their headquarters is on the island of Gran Canaria. Most of their flights are between the islands of the Canary Islands.

Destinations

Binter Canarias flies to Morocco and Madeira as well as to all seven Canary Islands

Fleet

The Binter Canarias fleet is 21 ATR-72s. 3 of them are the older 200 series and the other 18 are the newer 500 series.


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