Restricted the transport of passengers in the air and sea connections between the peninsula and the Canary Islands and inter-island


In order to protect people, property and places:

  • As of today, March 19, only a limited number of daily connections are allowed between the rest of the national territory and the islands of the Canary archipelago.
  • Likewise, air connections between the islands of the archipelago are limited to certain daily frequencies.
  • As of today, the disembarkation in the ports of the islands of passengers of passenger ships originating in the peninsula is prohibited, with the exception of the drivers of the tractor heads of the rolled merchandise, also including the prohibition of pleasure boats of all kinds and origin used for recreational or sports purposes or in nautical leasing.
  • Regarding maritime connections between islands, they will be determined by the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.
  • As of 00:00 hours on March 18, the landing at all Canary Islands airports of executive aviation, air taxi or similar operations, is prohibited, regardless of their origin.

Thus, the Order limits connectivity for all airlines between any airport located in national territory and those located in the territory of the Canary Islands according to the following scheme:

– 2 flights a day between Madrid and the island of Gran Canaria.

– 2 flights a day between Barcelona and the island of Gran Canaria.

– 1 flight a day between Bilbao and the island of Gran Canaria.

– 1 flight a day between Seville and the island of Gran Canaria.

– 2 flights a day between Madrid and Tenerife North airport.

– 2 flights a day between Barcelona and Tenerife North airport.

– 1 flight a day between Bilbao and Tenerife North airport.

– 1 flight a day between Seville and Tenerife North airport.

– 1 flight a day between Madrid and Tenerife Sur airport.

– 1 flight a day between Madrid and Fuerteventura.

– 1 flight a day between Madrid and La Palma.

– 1 flight a day between Madrid and Lanzarote.

– 1 flight a day between Barcelona and Lanzarote.

In addition, on the air transport routes between islands subject to Public Service Obligations, the following maximum number of daily flights per direction is established:

– Gran Canaria-Tenerife North: 4

– Gran Canaria-Lanzarote: 3

– Gran Canaria-Fuerteventura: 3

– Gran Canaria-El Hierro: 1

– Gran Canaria-La Palma: 1

– Tenerife North-La Palma: 2

– Tenerife North-La Gomera: 1

– Tenerife North-El Hierro: 1

– Tenerife North-Fuerteventura: 1

– Tenerife North-Lanzarote: 1

These prohibitions shall not apply to State aircraft, exclusively cargo flights, positional, humanitarian, medical or emergency flights, nor to State ships, to ships carrying cargo exclusively, or to ships that carry out navigation for humanitarian purposes. , medical or emergency.

Following the procedure established in the aforementioned order, several airlines reported yesterday to the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda their interest in operating basic connectivity by air.

In this way, the authorized frequencies between the Peninsula and the Canary Islands are shown in the following table:

Likewise, the authorized frequencies between the various islands of the Canary archipelago are shown in the following table:

Inter-island connections

The airlines will report the corresponding schedules on their web pages and usual means.

This order will be in force from its publication in the Official State Gazette until the end of the period of alarm or until there are circumstances that justify a new Order modifying the terms of this.



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