Canaryfly

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Canaryfly
Canaryfly logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
PM CNF CANARY
Founded 2010
Hubs Gran Canaria Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations 9
Headquarters Gran Canaria, Spain
Key people Victorino López Chaves (Chairman) [1]
Website canaryfly.es

Canaryfly, S.L. (IATA : PM, ICAO : CNF) is a Spanish airline based in Gran Canaria, Spain. It operates scheduled and charter flights, both passenger and freight between the Canary Islands and various destinations along the West African coast. The airline is headquartered at the airport of Gran Canaria and was founded in 2008 based on the former Top Fly.

History[edit]

CanaryFly was created in 2008 by former Top Fly employees, following its collapse.[2] Firstly, Canaryfly operations were based on TopFly routes and aircraft, but later, it started to acquire different airplanes and opened new routes.

At the beginning, only scheduled routes among the Canary Islands and African coast were made. The main aim of these operations was cargo transportation, but passenger transportation also played an important role during these years. It also operated charter flights for Binter Canarias and Islas Airways.[3] The first inter insular route joined Gran Canaria and La Gomera, but it was only operated from May to September 2012.[4] In 2012, Canaryfly also opened routes between Gran Canaria and Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and later, routes to Tenerife and La Palma.

In 2013, Canaryfly was planning to incorporate an ATR 72 type aircraft to its fleet,[5] and in December 2013, an additional ATR 72-201 joined it. In October 2014, Canaryfly returned the ATR 42-300 EC-LMX to the lessor.[6] In 2015 Canaryfly standardised its fleet; this means that it removed two aeroplanes Metroliner III and incorporated three aeroplanes from Naysa, with the following registration codes: EC-GRP, EC-GQF and EC-GRU. On December 2015, Régulo Andrade became CanaryFLy CEO. The new administration incremented in 2016 its inter-insular routes and incorporated a new aircraft, an ATR72-500.

Destinations[edit]

Canaryfly serves the following destinations (as of June 2016):[7]

 Spain
 Mauritania
 Morocco

Fleet[edit]

Canaryfly ATR 42-300

The Canaryfly fleet consists of the following aircraft as of July 2016:.[8]

Canaryfly fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Y Total
ATR 72-200 3 68 68
ATR 72-500 1 72 72
Total 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Report" (PDF). aeromedica.com. February 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ López, Victorino (June 11, 2016). "De Air Atlantic a Canaryfly". La Provincia (in Spanish) (Spain). Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Siete años surcando los cielos". Fly-Magazine (in Spanish). September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Canarias7 (December 15, 2014). "Canary fly cumple dos años con 200 vuelos semanales". Canarias7 (in Spanish) (Spain). Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "CH Aviation: CanaryFly takes on Binter on inter-island routes". ch-aviation. February 8, 2013. Retrieved Feb 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Díaz, Juan Carlos (December 28, 2015). "Canaryfly alquila un avión ATR-72 griego para refuerzo de Navidades y Año Nuevo". El mundo de la aviación. Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ CanaryFly. "DESTINOS Y SUGERENCIAS". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ Airfleets.es. "Flota CanaryFly". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 

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