The incentive that drove 25 new routes to the Canary Islands
Since its approval in April 2014, the Canary Islands' Flight Development Fund has incentivized the launch of 25 popular new routes.
The Canary Islands' Flight Development Fund (FDF) was approved in April 2014 following an intense period of negotiation between the Canary Islands Government and the European Commission. The result included modifications to the European Aviation Guidelines granting important exemptions to the Canary Islands due to their position as an ultra peripheral region of Europe.
These changes allow the Canary Islands to offer incentives for new start-up routes and grant important concessions in removing the limit on the maximum number of passengers using Canarian airports. Since its inception, the Fund has incentivized the launch of 25 new routes of high interest to the Canary Islands.
The Flight Development Fund is just part of the effort that Canary Islands Tourist Board (Promotur) makes to improve air connectivity to the Canaries. It also includes inspiring marketing actions aimed at boosting interest amongst the audience in regions with direct flights to the Canary Islands, constant dialogue with airlines aimed at keeping them informed about the opportunities of the destination, sharing all the resources of the Canary Island Brand Centre, and collaborating with them in many different ways.
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