History of Binter

1989

Binter begins operations in the islands. Its goal: to realise the dream of flying between the islands, an adventure uniting them with each other and with the rest of the world.

1999

The number of commercial aircraft rises to eleven, serving all the flights operated by Binter.

2002

A milestone in the history of the airline: the year in which the company – owned until then by Iberia – is acquired by a group of Canarian investors. The company has 410 employees.

2005

International expansion begins, thanks to which Canary Islanders can now fly direct, nonstop and in complete comfort to destinations as important as Marrakech, Laayoune, Agadir, Casablanca and Madeira.

2009

The company undergoes a major restructuring to increase efficiency and better serve its customers.

Data from global flight tracker FlightStats position Binter as the most punctual airline in Europe and North America this year.

2012

The airline has acquired one of the largest ATR fleets in Europe, unique in the Canary Islands, with 18 aircraft.

Binter enters a second phase of its international expansion and opens new routes from the Canary Islands to Casablanca, Agadir, Lisbon and Praia.

2013

Binter opens new headquarters in Tenerife North Airport and adds two international destinations in Africa: Dakar and Banjul.

2014

The airline adds a new international route to its schedule, connecting the Canary Islands with the island of Sal. On its 25th anniversary, now with 1,100 employees, it acquires 6 new ATR72-600s that will gradually join the fleet over the following years.

2015

The construction of Binter’s new headquarters in Gran Canaria begins, and it commissions six new ATR72-600s. The 12 new aircraft will be added to the fleet between September 2015 and 2018.

2016

Binter Cape Verde began to operate in 2016. Created in order to connect the Cape Verde islands following the inter-island transport model used in the Canary Islands.

2017

In 2017 Binter added three new Bombardier CRJ1000 jet aircraft to its fleet and at the end of the year, nine of the 18 new ATR 72 600 aircraft acquired by the airline arrived. A new destination in West Africa was also added to the airline’s schedules, Dakhla.

2018

Binter took a new step forward in its business model in 2018 when it started scheduled flights to two national destinations, Mallorca and Vigo.