Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios
|Hubs||Gran Canaria Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Tenerife North Airport|
|Headquarters||Las Palmas, Spain|
Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios, better known by its initialism NAYSA, is a regional airline based in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. It operates scheduled and charter flights, as well as cargo flights, air taxis, air ambulance flights and crew transfers. Its main base is Gran Canaria International Airport.
Currently all Naysa aircraft are operated under a franchise agreement as Binter Canarias.
The airline was founded by Alfonso Carrero, it was established and started operations on 7 May 1969 at Córdoba as NAYSA (Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos) and added Canarias to the title when operations in the Canary Islands were started in 1973. The fleet consisted originally of a Lear 35, four Piper Navajo Chieftain, a Piper Aztec, a Piper Cherokee and a PA-18. This company was credited by being one of the first Third Level or Commuter Airlines in Europe. It established the first regular services between the Canary Islands and the Spanish Sahara and linked Madrid Barajas with smaller airports throughout Spain. On 1975 Spain lost the Spanish Sahara and several Government subsidised contracts were lost. The company changed owners in 1977 and transferred its headquarters to Las Palmas. It is owned by Canarias de Aviación (75%) and Serair (25%) and has 28 employees as of March 2007.
NAYSA (Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios) operates the following services (as of July 2010)
|List of Destinations|
|El Hierro||El Hierro Airport|
|Gran Canaria||Gran Canaria Airport Hub|
|La Gomera||La Gomera Airport|
|La Palma||La Palma Airport Hub|
|Tenerife||Tenerife North Airport Hub
Tenerife South Airport
The Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios (NAYSA) fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of January 2012):
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 55.
- "Directory: World Airlines Part 3 (2009)". Flight International: 29–90. 2009-04-14.