- Joe Breitfeller
Binter Launches New Twice Weekly Service Between Gran Canaria and Grenada
Binter has launched new service between Gran Canaria Airport and Federico García Lorca Granada- Jaén Airport in Granada. The route will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.
On Monday (March 27, 2023), Binter inaugurated new service between Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) and Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX). The flight departed from Gran Canaria at 08:30 on Monday, while the return flight departed Granada at 12:25. Onboard the inaugural flight, cabin crew members provided a special service, with the distribution of piononos on the way to Grenada, and bananas from the Canary Islands on the return flight. Additionally, Binter crew donned a canary bonnet and scarf, and traditional music was played during the journey.
Upon arrival in Grenada, Binter’s passengers were treated to a slice of a special commemorative cake, a bag with a bottle of olive oil from Jaén, and a Rosco de Loja, a typical sweet from Grenada, courtesy of the councils of both provinces.
Now, the two hour and 15 minute flight will depart Gran Canaria on Mondays and Thursdays at 08:30 and arrive in Grenada at 11:45. The new nonstop route with Grenada becomes Binter’s second Andalusian destination after Jerez de la Frontera. Binter links the Canary Islands with 15 airports on the Peninsula and the Balearics through 21 routes and up to 48 weekly frequencies.
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, the airline 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.