Spanish Binter airliner launches Gran Canaria-Fez air route

Spanish Binter airliner launches Gran Canaria-Fez air route

Canary-based carrier Binter has announced the launch of a new air route connecting Gran Canaria to Fez from next July.

Between July 2 and September 17, the airliner will operate the air connection every Saturday between the two cities, the company said in a statement.

The flights will be provided by an ATR 72 aircraft with a capacity of 72 passengers.

As part of a strategic partnership with the Moroccan National Tourist Office, Binter continues to develop and strengthen its links to Morocco and has increased its capacity to the Kingdom for the summer of 2022 with more than 34,000 seats.

Part of this partnership, Binter had already launched the Gran Canaria-Guelmim air route and will connect the city of Marrakech with the Portuguese island of Madeira (Funchal) with two weekly flights from July 3, 2022.

Currently, the company connects the Canary Islands to the Moroccan cities of Agadir, Dakhla, Laayoune, Guelmim and Marrakech.

Spanish airline Air Europa has also announced its return to Morocco with the resumption of flights between Madrid and Marrakech.

The company operates two flights per week between its base in Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez and Marrakech-Menara airport on Sundays and Thursdays.

The reopening of this air link is part of the growth plan activated by the company, which seeks to adapt the activity to market needs and demand and gradually return to full operation, Air Europa said in a press release this week.

This air route, which was launched in 2017, has always been efficient before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Europa said, adding that it is convinced that it will continue to be so.

Air Europa is offering more than 32,500 seats to North Africa this year and expects an average occupancy rate of around 75% in the coming months.

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