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Take Off - More Flight Routes For Canaries

Tuesday August 4, 2015

Take Off - More Flight Routes For Canaries

The Canary Islands Government has announced four new routes to Lanzarote from the key emerging markets of France and Poland, along with the creation of an all new service from Geneva in Switzerland in a move which is designed to further enhance tourist visitor numbers to the island.

From April 2016 Lanzarote will be connected with Nantes in France and Warsaw and Krakow in Poland, as well as the affluent Swiss market via Geneva. The French market is already firmly established as the island´s fourth largest foreign source of tourists and during the first six months of this year Lanzarote welcomed 63,205 visitors from that country. Whilst the Swiss and the Poles have accounted for 13,305 and 12,668 passengers respectively over the same period.

This new initiative is being part funded by the Flight Development Fund, a recently created incentive scheme that is designed to facilitate connectivity between the Canaries and new tourist markets or regions that are currently underserved.

Other islands in the archipelago are also benefiting from the FDF, with Fuerteventura connecting with Lyon and Vienna, Gran Canaria with Lyon, Bratislava, Venice and Budapest and Tenerife South with Vilnia and Zagreb.

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