The airline Air France begins operating with the Tenerife South Airport from Paris-Charles de Gaulle on November 1, which for the president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín, means, along with the rest of the routes that are incorporated into connectivity with the Island, “to endorse the leadership as a destination with the largest number of air seats reserved by the companies for next winter.”
The incorporation of Air France into the Tenerife market and that British Airways increase its connectivity “gives us a plus in our objective of increasing the number of business class passengers, also having a positive impact on spending at the destination.”
Martín highlights the commitment to Tenerife of another first-rate company, the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), which will connect Stockholm with the Island from October 30 and for the first time directly. Route that is added to the one already established with Copenhagen. The island president recalls that they are joined by TAP Portugal, Aeroflot (Russia) and Brussel Airlines (Belgium), among others.
According to data from Tenerife Tourism, the island has a forecast of air capacity for next winter of more than 3.4 million seats, 2% more than two years ago. A relevant fact considering that “2019 was an absolute record year in the arrival of tourists to our Island, with a total of more than 6 million lodged in regulated establishments.” All of this, as a result of the intense work carried out over the last year and a half, “allows us to announce significant increases in air capacity.”
On the other hand, the airline airBaltic began operating yesterday between Tenerife and Riga (Latvia) with three weekly flights operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft, according to the company. Its CEO, Martin Gauss, noted that “Riga is a dynamic city and the key business center of the Baltic countries”, as well as “a very convenient transshipment point”.