A total of 500,000 euros will be available to help recover air connectivity in April and May, with conditions adapted to the current weak situation of the airline industry. In June a new call for applications will be made, with higher funds to reactivate tourism during the rest of the year.
Airlines aiming to increase connections with the Canary Islands can apply to become beneficiaries of the new financial incentives for the establishment and reactivation of air routes. The incentives are intended to restore currently weakened connectivity, and are for flights operated in April and May this year. The funds will help airlines to restart flights in the short term and adjust to more realistic levels in line with the evolution of the pandemic.
Individual airlines will be eligible to receive a maximum of 80,000 euros. The incentive for international traffic is up to four euros per seat programmed above 15% of the capacity offered by air carriers in the same months in 2019. For domestic routes, the incentive is two euros per seat, providing the number of flights is more than 40% of pre-covid programmed flights.
In June a new call for applications will be made, aimed at recovering connectivity in the second half of the year.
In June a new call for applications with higher funds will be made, aimed at restoring connectivity during the second half of the year. The incentives will help to re-establish air routes, key to the economic development of the Islands.
Airlines interested in applying must submit an application that includes a business plan with details about marketing, promotion and the viability of the route. The period for submitting applications is 20 days from 8 March.