From October 26, Spanair will be operating 18 routes between the Canary Islands and the Spanish mainland, with over 40,000 seats available per week

With its new winter 2008-2009 schedule, Spanair remains the benchmark for passenger travel to and from the Canary Islands, with a wide range of flight times and connections to the mainland

With this schedule, Spanair is adjusting to the targets set out in its Viability Plan, designed to simplify and modernise its operations, adapt its offering to actual demand, and make the company more flexible, efficient and viable

Palma de Mallorca, 7th October 2008. Spanair has published its new Flight Schedule for the winter season 2008-2009, which includes 18 regular weekly routes between the Canary Islands and the Spanish mainland, with over 220 flights per week. The schedule comes into operation on 26 October and is valid until Saturday 28 March 2009.

For the majority of routes (see attached table), the Company will continue to offer daily services with connections through one of the two hubs that Spanair has established in Madrid and Barcelona. So, passengers who opt for Spanair will be able to fly every day, for example, from A Coruña to Las Palmas (with a stopover in Madrid), or from Valencia to North Tenerife (with a stopover in Madrid or Barcelona).

Daily connection with Bilbao

Spanair will have a daily direct flight between Bilbao and the Canary Islands, organised as follows: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to South Tenerife; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to Lanzarote; and Mondays to Las Palmas. One of the additions to the new winter schedule is an increase in passenger services, with a daily flight departing at the same time (14:35) each day from Bilbao and from the Canary Islands in late afternoon (around 17:00 local time), which enables Spanair passengers to plan their trips better.

Direct routes from the mainland

Spanair continues to offer a range of direct routes from the Spanish mainland to the Canary Islands. So, there will be fights between Malaga and South Tenerife every Saturday; Lanzarote and Valencia on Sundays; South Tenerife and Valencia on Mondays; Santiago and South Tenerife, also on Mondays, and also with Las Palmas and Lanzarote on Thursdays; Barcelona and Lanzarote on Saturdays and Sundays; and Barcelona and South Tenerife on Fridays and Sundays.

For the remaining routes connecting the Canary Islands to the regional capitals, Spanair continues to offer five daily flights between Madrid and Las Palmas and one to Barcelona, as well as four between Madrid and North Tenerife and one with Barcelona. Additionally, the company will continue to operate daily flights to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

With this schedule, Spanair adapts its offering to actual demand and it is adjusting to the targets set out in its Viability Plan, designed to simplify and modernise its operations, and make the company more flexible, efficient and viable by 2010.

SPANAIR - FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR WINTER 2008-2009 (See PDF)

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Spanair was founded in 1986 and since April 2003 it has been part of the Star Alliance, a global network of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines.

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