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Spanair to strengthen its position in the Canary Islands

24th January 2008 Print
Spanair is strengthening its commitment to the Canary Islands, and will make almost three and a half million seats available this year to passengers travelling between the Canaries and mainland Spain, an increase of 17.4% compared to 2007.

The market leader
Spanair is the leading operator in terms of the number of flights offered between the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands, as well as between Barcelona and the Canary Islands.

In 2007 the company transported 13% more passengers on all of its national routes compared to 2006, with overall passenger figures above 2.2 million. Likewise, Spanair was the company that offered the highest number of seats, almost three million, between the archipelago and the Spanish mainland.

Canary Islands residents can continue to benefit from the discounts on domestic flights, even when these include a stopover.

Routes to and from the islands
Gran Canaria: the seven daily flights to Madrid will continue throughout the winter season, and for the first time the company will operate two daily flights to Barcelona. Flights to Valencia, Alicante, Vigo, Bilbao, Malaga and Santiago de Compostela will continue. In summer, the Las Palmas-Seville route will also operate.

North Tenerife: the five daily flights to Madrid will continue throughout the winter season, and for the first time the company will operate two daily flights to Barcelona.

South Tenerife: from February, the company will offer a second daily flight to Madrid - a night-flight ensuring passengers arrive in the capital first thing in the morning-. This flight will operate from South Tenerife and from Madrid on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. In addition, during the winter season direct connections will continue to operate to Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Seville and Valencia, as will the routes to Pamplona and A Coruña, which were inaugurated in November 2007. For the summer season, the South Tenerife-Granada route will be added.

Lanzarote: daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona will continue through the winter season, as well as the four weekly flights to Bilbao, and the weekly frequencies to Santiago de Compostela and Valencia, respectively. In summer, the Lanzarote-Seville route will also be operated.

Fuerteventura: the daily flight to Madrid will be maintained during the winter season and the company will inaugurate weekly winter flights on the Bilbao and Barcelona routes. More flights will progressively be added to the Fuerteventura-Barcelona route until daily operation of the same is reached.

The Madrid route will feature two extra flights in peak season. During the summer months, there will also be a direct service between Fuerteventura and Seville and Santiago de Compostela, respectively.

Furthermore, daily flights to all the aforementioned destinations will be possible by means of connections from the Madrid and Barcelona hubs.

La Palma: there will be a flight from this island to Madrid during the summer season.

"With the aim of ensuring optimum response to passenger demand, Spanair will significantly increase flights and seat capacity on its 36 direct routes linking the islands to the Spanish mainland in 2008, - especially during the summer months, thereby also facilitating connections with other destinations", states Marcus Hedblom, Spanair's CEO.

Punctuality Guarantee
As is the case with our complete domestic flight network, passengers flying this route will benefit from the advantages provided by our renewed Punctuality Guarantee. They will also enjoy the traditional high levels of service offered to Spanair customers, both at the airport and on board.

A global product
The airline offers a global product geared towards both business and leisure passengers featuring a wide range of connection possibilities from Madrid and Barcelona via Spanair's extensive domestic and international network, as well as to inter-continental destinations via the Star Alliance member carriers. For the aforementioned connections, passengers may check-in their luggage directly for their final destination. Spanair does not charge a luggage check-in supplement.

Spanair was founded in 1986 and offers more than 600 daily flights operated with a fleet of 63 aircraft and in code share with its partners, to 241 destinations. Since April 2003, Spanair is a member of Star Alliance, the largest and most prestigious airline network in the world.

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