Binter Launches Inaugural Service Between Gran Canaria and Venice
Updated: Jul 9, 2021
Binter has launched direct service between Gran Canaria and Venice with the inaugural flight taking off on Monday (July 5th) at 10:20. The new Venice route is the fifth new European destination launched by the carrier this month including Lille, Marseille, Toulouse and Turin.
On Tuesday (July 6, 2021), Binter announced the launch of new direct service between Gran Canaria and Venice, Italy, with the inaugural flight taking off at 10:20 on July 5th. The new service to Venice was the last of five new European routes launched since July 1st, including service to Lille, Marseille, Toulouse and Turin. The opening ceremony was attended by the Delegate of the Government of Spain in the Canary islands, Anselmo Pestana, Gran Canaria Airport’s Director, Julio Peñalver and Binter’s Marketing Director, Miguel Ángel Suárez, who made the official ribbon cutting to mark the launch of the new route.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Miguel Ángel Suárez said,
“Today we are inaugurating all our new routes to European destinations, with great enthusiasm and with the confidence that they will be attractive to everyone, because, in both directions, visitors can find an infinite number of plans, for all tastes. Furthermore, we hope that these new connections will continue to promote cultural exchange between all territories. With these routes we want, not only to improve connectivity for the Canaries, but also to promote tourism, especially to attract visitors, Italians and French, thus diversifying the markets that are usually source of tourists.”
For international travel connections, Binter offers complimentary inter-island connecting flights between the Canary Islands. Flights on Binter’s new European destinations are operated with the airline’s five new Embraer E195-E2s, the quietest, cleanest and most efficient single-aisle aircraft in its class.
Founded in 1989, Binter began flying in the Canary Islands archipelago with service connecting the islands and a clear focus on public service. In 2005, the airline began to operate flights outside of the Canary Islands with the goal of offering direct connections to other markets. Currently, Binter’s international route network includes 16 routes with nine destinations in Africa and seven destinations in Europe. The carrier’s African network includes Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir, Dakhla, El Aaiún, Nouakchott, Dakar, Banjul and Sal. Binter’s European network includes flights to Madeira, Lisbon, Lille, Marseille, Toulouse, Turin and Venice.
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. In 2021, Binter also added service to Tarragona.