Binter Airline Resumes Essaouira-Gran Canaria Air Route

Binter Airline Resumes Essaouira-Gran Canaria Air Route

Airline Company Binter on Saturday resumed direct flights between Essaouira-Mogador International Airport (ESU) and Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), marking its second consecutive year of summer links between the two destinations.

Flights of the Spanish-regional airline will operate every Saturday until mid-September, with a 22% increase in capacity compared to the previous year.

After a flight of almost an hour and 30 minutes, Binter’s ATR-72 aircraft landed at the Essaouira-Mogador International Airport, carrying several passengers bound for the Moroccan destination, before boarding passengers departing from the city.

In a statement to MAP, Binter’s International Communications Manager, Borja Bethencourt, welcomed the resumption of air services between Essaouira and Gran Canaria, underlining the importance of this route for strengthening tourist and economic exchanges between the two regions.

He explained that, this season, the airline offers 22.2% more seats compared to last year, reaching some 1,573 available seats.

“This initiative has been carried out thanks to Binter’s exceptional relationship with the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) and is part of the implementation of a collaboration agreement between the two parties aimed at strengthening their commitment to tourism recovery and connectivity with the Canaries,” he stressed.

For his part, Chief of the Essaouira Mogador International Airport, Abdelmounaim Aoutoul, said that the new route is intended to boost air services at the airport, which has seen sustained growth in domestic air traffic in recent years.

In terms of air links, Aoutoul pointed out that the Essaouira airport is currently connected to eight international destinations, in addition to domestic flights to Tangiers.

“Essaouira-Mogador International Airport is considered to be one of the Kingdom’s major airports, and plays a central role in the economic and tourism development of Essaouira and the Marrakech-Safi region, enhancing the attractiveness of the region on both national and international levels,” he added.

The airport terminal, inaugurated in 2010, covers an area of 3,000m² and has a capacity of up to 300,000 passengers a year, noted Aoutoul, adding that the airport is equipped with modern technologies, guaranteeing optimal conditions in terms of safety, security, and quality of services for passengers.

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