While Binter was originally founded in 1989, the company was acquired by a group of Canarian investors from the Iberia Group in 2002, becoming a 100 percent Canarian company on July 26, 2002.
On Tuesday (July 26, 2022), Binter celebrated their 20th anniversary as a 100 percent Canarian company. Although the company was founded in 1989, the airline was acquired by ,a group of Canarian investors in 2002 from the Iberia Group. The new owners decided to give the airline a new focus, with special attention to passenger service and to ensure connectivity for the Canary Islands. Over the last two decades, Binter has been instrumental in breaking down the physical barriers separating the islands of the archipelago, with improved flights, seats and schedules, new state-of-the-art aircraft, and greater punctuality.
The Binter System is currently made up of 15 companies, employing over 1,700 team members under the Binter brand. Combined, these companies cover the entire air transport value chain, from marketing and customer service to aircraft maintenance and the design and manufacture of aeronautical components. The company is also focused on sustainability and has implemented improved practices and procedures, while investing in more sustainable aircraft. Additionally, Binter is dedicated to their people, both those who are currently part of the Binter Family, as well as young people from the Canary Islands who want to train in air transport industry professions.
In celebration of this milestone anniversary, Binter will hold a raffle for their followers on Facebook and Instagram. The initiative ‘As Canarian as Binter’ will raffle a voucher to visit all of the Canary Islands until the end of the year. Raffle entrants must answer the question ‘What is as Canarian as Binter?’ in an original and creative way, and then share their response with their social media followers until July 31, 2022. The winners will be announced on August 1, 2022 via Binter’s social media accounts.
Founded in 1989, Binter began flying in the Canary Islands archipelago with service connecting the islands and a clear focus on public service. The company was acquired from the Iberia Group in 2002 by a group of Canarian investors, becoming a 100 percent Canary Islands company. In 2005, Binter began to operate flights outside of the Canary Islands with the goal of offering direct connections to other markets. In 2018, the airline began regular service to national destinations, first to Mallorca and Vigo, and later to Pamplona, Zaragoza, Murcia, Santander, Vitoria, Asturias and Jerez de la Frontera. Binter has since substantially expanded their domestic and international network, and for summer 2022 will offer up to 200 weekly flights from the Canary Islands to 31 airports.