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Binter arrives in Madrid with its own handling and maintenance center

The airline starts with 112 weekly flights between the Canary Islands and Barajas

One of Binter’s new Embraers this morning at the Madrid-Barajas airport.Jesus Hellin 2023

This Thursday, the Canarian airline Binter launched its flights in the corridor between the Canary Islands (Tenerife and Gran Canaria) and Madrid with the intention of maintaining 112 weekly connections (16 daily). The president, Rodolfo Núñez, highlighted in an event held in the capital that he had fulfilled a dream that he must thank “the more than 2,000 workers who make up the company, the support of the clients and the support of the financial entities.”

The opening of the base in Madrid-Barajas is supported by the creation of its own ground assistance service (handling), provided by the new subsidiary Drago Handling. This new business branch will currently act exclusively for Binter with a staff of 75 employees and its own fleet and equipment.

The company has also opted to open an online aircraft maintenance station, which will be managed by another of the Binter group companies: Servicios Aerotécnicos Insulares (SATI). The new Embraer E195-E2 fleet based at the largest airport in the Aena network will be served at this center in Barajas. At startup, the facility will be operated by 25 people including engineers, maintenance technicians and material managers. Binter’s forecast is to reach 40 personnel.

At the end of 2023, Binter is the sixteenth airline by traffic in the Spanish market, located between Condor and Volotea. The Canary Islands is undertaking an investment of 390 million euros in five Embraer 195 E2 aircraft. And after the summer it will receive another six aircraft to serve other destinations. The financing comes from BBVA, CaixaBank and Santander.

The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, has highlighted the importance of mobility for people who live on the islands and highlighted Binter’s commitment to its territory. “Now, a citizen of El Hierro can leave his island in the morning and be in Madrid in the afternoon,” giving the people of El Hierro as an example due to the connectivity difficulties that the island has.

Binter has opened its first Binter Vende airport office outside the Canary Islands, locating it on the upper floor (Departures) of Terminal 2 in Barajas. From there it will attend to all operations with the commitment to offer a service of “identical quality” to that provided at the Canarian airports. To do this, it begins by paying in-person attention to ticket management.

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