Showing posts with label Binter Canarias. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Binter Canarias. Show all posts

03 June, 2022

Azores and Binter enjoy the fruits of codeshare deal and over 1000 passengers sign up to carbon off setting...

Both Azores Airlines and Binter are enjoying the fruits of a special codeshare arrangement in operation between the two carriers.  Flights between the Azores and the Canary Islands, operated by Binter, are available on the SATA Azores Airlines website and on all sales channels of the SATA group. This means that travellers looking for connections available on the SATA Azores Airlines website will also have access to Binter's flights. Equally, the offer of the airlines SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines can be found on the Binter website.

The connections between the Azores and the Canary islands start July, 2 until September 24, with a weekly flight, operated on Saturdays. The direct connection will open up other opportunities for travellers who want to get to know other islands, thanks to the network of inter-island flights that both SATA Air Açores and Binter operate. 

Connections between Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) depart from Las Palmas at 8:30 am and arrive in Ponta Delgada at 9:50 am, local time. The return to Las Palmas is less than an hour later, departing Ponta Delgada at 10:30 am and arriving in Las Palmas at 1:40 pm, local time. This flight schedule allows you to connect SATA Air Açores network and also provides a connection to Azores Airlines flights, to or from the cities of Boston, New York and Toronto.

Arriving in the Canary Islands, passengers will have the possibility of connecting to the airports of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife North and Tenerife South on the outbound flight, and on the return flight, with La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

Flights will be operated with an Embraer E195-E2, with a capacity for 132 passengers. The flight will last approximately two hours and ten minutes.

In other news, a milestone has taken place in recent weeks for the Carbon Offset Programme recently launched by SATA Azores Airlines. Thus far, over 1,000 passengers have taken up the offer of partaking in the programme. This achievement was only possible thanks to our passengers who are sensitive to their emissions and took advantage of the Programme made available by the airline in association with IATA. Their solidarity will support the development of worldwide sustainable projects." the airline said.

SATA Azores Airlines launched its Voluntary Passenger Carbon Offset Programme (based on the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Carbon Offset Program) last March 24, on the International Day of Forests. It allows passengers to offset carbon emissions produced during their flights, when booking, passengers have the chance to support ongoing sustainable projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different regions across the planet.

Passengers who have already donated to SATA Azores Airlines Carbon Offset Program are contributing to the "Ecofiltro Guatemala Improved Stoves and Water Purification" project. This project improves the health conditions of rural families in Guatemala by providing high-quality stoves to replace the traditional and inefficient fires used for cooking. The project is also contributing to offer high-quality water purification equipment (eco-filters) to increase potable water access.

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The airline has just started a seasonal service to Barcelona, which will run until September. SATA Azores Airlines will link Ponta Delgada with the cosmopolitan Spanish city on Wednesdays and Fridays with an Airbus 321 aircraft, seating 186 passengers. The forecast for 2023 is to offer an extra flight on Sundays, subject to demand.

Thanks to its location in the Atlantic Ocean, Ponta Delgada is also an excellent stopover option between Barcelona and some American cities, such as New York or Boston, where the airline also operates.

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26 November, 2019

Embraer Delivers Its First Jet to the Spanish Airline Binter, a New Model in Europe

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer delivered the first of five E195-E2 model aircraft, a new model in Europe, this Thursday. They were acquired a year ago by the Spanish airline Binter as part of the Canary Islands company's growth of long-distance flights.

"This aircraft will be an important step in the history of our company by converting us into an operator of latest-generation aircraft. This new milestone, which coincides with the celebration of Binter's 30th anniversary, is added to the important progress we have achieved in recent years," stated the company's Chair, Pedro Agustín del Castillo, during the presentation of the twin-engined jet.

To make this progress possible with the objective of improving the connectivity of the Canary Islands with other countries, Binter – which carried 3.6 million passengers in 2018 – invested some 342 million dollars in the five jets with a capacity for 132 passengers in a single class, as Del Castillo stated to EFE.

13 November, 2018

Binter firms up order for Embraer E195-E2s

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has confirmed that Binter Canarias, of Spain, will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, becoming the first European customer of the E-Jets E2's largest model. 

The airline has confirmed a  Letter of Intent (LoI) it signed with Embraer at Farnborough Air Show back in July 2018 and will take three of the type, with purchase rights for an additional two aircraft. Binter will use the new craft as both fleet expansion and replacement, " At Binter we have always believed in offering our customers quality service and, for us, fleet modernisation is paramount," said Binter's Vice President, Rodolfo Núñez, who recalled that the airline will celebrate its 30 years in 2019, with a very modern fleet. "We are convinced that the E195-E2 is the ideal aircraft model for our operations," he said.