Created to serve the Spanish autonomous neighborhood of the Canary Islands, Binter Canarias was initially a subsidiary of the Spanish nationwide flag service Iberia. Shaped on February 18, 1988, and operational a yr later, Binter Canarias started flights to hyperlink all the eight essential islands.
The airline’s first flight, NT 104, took off from Tenerife North Airport (TFN) and headed for Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) on the island of Gran Canaria. The plane used for the primary flight was a Spanish-built Casa CN 235. Throughout its first few months of operations, Binter Canarias supplied 36 scheduled every day flights between Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and La Palma.
Binter Canarias receives its first ATR
A yr later, in 1999, Binter Canarias obtained its first Franco/Italian-built ATR twin-engine turboprop, an plane that will develop into a central participant within the Binter Canarias fleet. A turning level within the airline’s historical past occurred in 2002 when a gaggle of native traders bought the airline from Iberia. In 2016 Binter Canarias ordered six ATR-600s to exchange a few of its ATR-500s.
In 2005 Binter Canarias expanded by providing worldwide flights to Marrakesh, Morocco, El Aaiún, Western Sahara, and the Portuguese resort island of Madeira. To enhance effectivity and make the airline extra aggressive in 2009, Binter Canarias restructured all of its operations. By 2012 Binter Canarias had certainly one of Europe’s largest ATR fleets and started flying from the Canary Islands to Agadir and Casablanca in Morocco, Cape Verde, and Lisbon.
Binter Canarias begins flights linking the Cape Verde Islands
Binter Canarias expanded its attain additional a yr later when it commenced flights to Banjul within the Gambia and Dakar in Senegal. In 2016 Binter Canarias expanded its footprint within the Cape Verde Islands linking Amílcar Cabral Worldwide Airport (SID) with all the opposite airports within the archipelago. A yr later, in 2007, Binter Canarias obtained the primary of three Bombardier CRJ1000 jets and began a brand new route linking the Canaries with the Moroccan administrative area of Dakhla.
To rejoice its thirtieth anniversary in 2019, Binter Canarias grew to become the primary Spanish airline to function the Brazilian-built Embraer E195-E2.
In 2021 Binter Canarias was flying to almost all of mainland Spain’s main cities and Mallorca within the Balearic Islands. The identical yr Binter Canarias expanded additional, flying its Embraer E195s to the next Airports in France and Italy:
- Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS)
- Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
- Lille Airport (LIL)
- Turin-Caselle Airport (TRN)
- Venice Airport Marco Polo (VCE)
The Binter Canarias fleet previous and current
The Binter Canarias fleet beforehand included the CASA 235, the ATR72-200, 4 McDonnell Douglas DC-9s, and a single Boeing 737-400. Bombardier CRJ-100s, Bombardier CRJ-1000s, Bombardier CRJ-900s, and newer ATR 72s have been leased from Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)-based Air Nostrum.
At the moment, in response to the aviation statistics and information web site ch-aviation, the Binter Canarias fleet is made up of the next plane:
- 5 x ATR72-500s
- 22 x ATR72-600s
- 5 x Embraer ERJ E195s
From its essential bases at Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Telde, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife North Airport (TFN) in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Binter Canarias flies to twenty cities in Spain. Internationally, Binter Canarias flies to seven European locations, 5 in Morocco and Mauritania, two in Western Sahara, and two in West Africa.