Canary Islands Minister of Tourism, Industry, and Commerce, Yaiza Castilla, highlights the need for a system that compensates for the archipelago’s disadvantages in attracting air traffic and that helps increase access for national and international visitors.
The Canary Islands Minister for Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Yaiza Castilla, has officially announced €5 million in subsidies to recover air connectivity to the Canary Islands.
The aid will be offered to airlines that operate commercial air transport from any part of the Spanish territory, the EU, or a third state to the airports of the Canary Islands.
Yaiza Castilla explains the need to establish this grant scheme: “after the outbreak of the pandemic, the return to normality hasn’t been easy as a result of travel restrictions. The airline companies face a difficult financial situation thanks to a lack of activity, so it is to be expected that their focus will now move to the most profitable routes…For this reason, Canary Islands Tourism is prioritising a system of aid that compensates for the archipelago’s disadvantages in attracting air traffic and that helps increase access for national and international visitors”.
Applications must be submitted through the Government of the Canary Islands website (https://sede.gobcan.es/sede/tramites/7008) within 15 business days from the official announcement on Wednesday, October 6.
The total subsidy amount granted to the airlines will be calculated on a per passenger seat basis, with up to six euros available in the case of international commercial flights and up to three euros available in the case of domestic commercial flights. The maximum threshold that each company may obtain within the framework of the subsidy amounts to 600,000 euros.
Applications for this grant can be submitted online at https://sede.gobcan.es/sede/tramites/7008
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