Hi , please check the State of emergency thread.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

[-]
Tags
international more flights

No more international flights
#1
Link to an update re air travel between the islands and mainland Spain - 

Air Travel Update

In case you haven't got a translation facility in your browser text in English - 

Due to the rapid evolution of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, at national and international level, the Government, under the provisions of Article Fourth, subparagraphs (b) and (d) of Organic Law 4/1981, of 1 June, on the states of alarm, exception and siege, has declared a state of alarm throughout the national territory in order to deal with the health crisis, by Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March.
Among the containment measures provided for in the Royal Decree cited above, Article 14 regulates those relating to transport, specifying in paragraph 2 those applicable to internal transport. However, without prejudice to the specific measures set out in the above-said provision, for transport between the peninsula and non-mainland territories, as well as for inter-island transport, it provides that specific criteria shall be laid down.
For its part, in accordance with Articles 4 and 14.1 of Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, as a competent authority delegated in its areas of responsibility, is empowered to dictate as many acts and provisions as are necessary, in order to protect persons, goods and places, without the need for any administrative procedure.
In this context, the President of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, by reasoned letter, has requested that, for public health reasons, measures limiting the carriage of passengers on air and sea connections between the peninsula and the Community should be agreed Autonomous Canary Islands, as well as between the islands.
Pursuant to the foregoing and in accordance with the Minister of Health, under the protection contained in Articles 4 and 14 of Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, which states:
Article 1. Prohibitions.
1. From 00:00 hours on 19 March 2020, any type of commercial or private flight, originating at any airport located in the national territory and destination of any airport located in the territory of the Canary Islands, is prohibited.
2. From 00:00 on 18 March 2020, landing at ports situated on the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands is prohibited from passengers on board on ro-ro passenger ships and passenger ships providing regular line service , with passage on board, originating on the peninsula, with the exception of drivers of the tractor heads of the ro-ro goods.
3. From 00:00 hours on 19 March 2020, entry into all canary ports of all vessels and pleasure boats used for recreational or sporting purposes or in nautical lease (charter) is prohibited, regardless of their Origin.
4. From 00:00 hours on 18 March 2020, landing at all airports in the Canary Islands of executive aviation flights, air taxi or operations similar to them, regardless of their origin, is prohibited.
Article 2. Exceptions.
1. In order to enable the mandatory mobility of passengers for some of the activities authorised by Article 7.1 of Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, the following connectivity is authorised in relation to flights to the airports of the Canary Islands:
– 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 per day between Bilbao and the island of Gran Canaria.
– 1 flight per day between Seville and the island of Gran Canaria.
– 2 flights a day between Madrid and Tenerife Norte Airport.
– 2 flights a day between Barcelona and Tenerife Norte Airport.
– 1 flight per day between Bilbao and Tenerife Norte Airport.
– 1 flight per day between Seville and Tenerife Norte Airport.
– 1 flight per day between Madrid and Tenerife South Airport.
– 1 flight per day between Madrid and Fuerteventura.
– 1 flight per day between Madrid and La Palma.
– 1 flight per day between Madrid and Lanzarote.
– 1 flight per day between Barcelona and Lanzarote.
2. Air carriers which have scheduled flights for the duration of the alarm status on the routes referred to in paragraph 1 shall inform within 14:00 on the day following the publication of this Ministerial Order in the 'Official State Gazette' to the Ministry of Transport Mobility and Urban Agenda of their interest in carrying out the authorised flights, specifying by routes. In this communication, airlines shall also report on the measures they intend to implement to comply with Article 14.2(g) of Royal Decree 463/2020. In the event that there is more than one interested company for a route, its assignment would be made through a draw that would be held before 18:00 on the day following the publication of this Ministerial Order.
3. On air transport routes between islands subject to public service obligations, the maximum number of daily flights per direction between airports in the Canary Islands shall be as follows:
– 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

The companies will inform the Ministry of Transport Mobility and Urban Agenda before 14:00 the day following the publication of this Ministerial Order to the Ministry of Transport Mobility and Urban Agenda of their intentions to carry out these flights, specifying by routes. In this communication, airlines shall also report on the measures they intend to implement to comply with Article 14.2(g) of Royal Decree 463/2020.
4. The prohibitions laid down in Article 1 above shall not apply to State aircraft, cargo-only flights, positional, humanitarian, medical or emergency flights or State ships, to ships carrying cargo vessels sailing for humanitarian, medical or emergency purposes.
5. Passengers using the transport services authorised in this Article shall be able to justify the irreplaceable need for travel for any of the activities authorised in Article 7.1 of Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March.
6. The Delegation of the Government in the Canary Islands may authorise in the ports of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, in exceptional humanitarian circumstances, medical care or public interest, the landing of passengers from passenger ships transhipment and passenger ships, providing regular line service; as well as the landing of persons from vessels and pleasure boats used for recreational or sporting purposes or in nautical leasing.
7. Passengers of ro-ro passenger ships and passenger ships, which provide regular line service, who are on a voyage to ports of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands at the time of publication of this Order shall be permitted to disembark.
Article 3. Control measures.
The President of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands shall adopt the necessary control measures which may be carried out by the health authorities of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.
Article 4. Enabling.
1. The President of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands is empowered to establish the conditions of maritime connectivity between islands.
2. The Delegate of the Government in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, with regard to the security authorities, is enabled in relation to the entry of passengers to the islands.
Article 5. Effects of prohibitions.
1. The Directorate-General for Civil Aviation shall analyse the effects of the prohibitions in Article 1, with the exceptions laid down in Article 2, on air transport services between islands subject to public service obligations.
Unique final layout. Effect.
This order will be in force from its publication in the "Official Gazette of the State" until the end of the period the state of alarm or until there are circumstances justifying a new Order by modifying the terms of this.
Madrid, 17 March 2020.–The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agency, José Luis Abalos Meco.
John T - Dreaming of A Hole In One  Smile
4 users say Thank You to windermeregolfer for this post
Reply Quote
#2
The health crisis caused by the Coronavirus leaves the Fuerteventura airport in check. No international flight will arrive and only one daily flight will land from the peninsula, in this case from Madrid.

On the other hand, air traffic with the islands will be reduced to the maximum, leaving three daily flights with the island of Gran Canaria and one with the island of Tenerife.

In this sense, it is prohibited:

From 00:00 hours on March 19, 2020, it is prohibited to carry out any type of commercial or private flight, originating from any airport located in the national territory and destination any airport located in the territory of the Canary Islands.

From 00:00 on March 18, 2020, the disembarkation of passengers on board ro-ro passenger ships and passenger ships providing regular line service is prohibited in ports located in the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. , with passage on board, originating in the peninsula, with the exception of the drivers of the tractor heads of the rolled merchandise.

From 00:00 on March 19, 2020, all vessels and recreational vessels used for recreational or sporting purposes or for nautical leasing (charter) are prohibited from entering all ports of the Canary Islands, regardless of their origin.

From 00:00 hours on March 18, 2020, the landing of executive aviation flights, air taxis or similar operations is prohibited at all airports in the Canary Islands, regardless of their origin.

To all these prohibitions we must raise the exceptions mentioned above, which are:

In order to allow the forced mobility of passengers for some of the activities authorized in article 7.1 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, the following connectivity is authorized in relation to flights to Canary Islands airports:

- 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.

On air transport routes between islands subject to public service obligations, the maximum number of daily flights per direction between Canary Islands airports will be as follows:

- Gran Canaria-Tenerife North. 4

- Gran Canaria-Lanzarote. 3

- Gran Canaria-Fuerteventura. 3

- Gran Canaria-El Hierro. one

- Gran Canaria-La Palma. one

- Tenerife North-La Palma. two

- Tenerife North-La Gomera. one

- Tenerife North-El Hierro. one

- Tenerife North-Fuerteventura. one

- Tenerife North-Lanzarote. one

Courtesy of NoticiasFuerteventura.



UPDATE: Sorry, I soft of copied here the same info, John already posted elsewhere. Merged posts together now and leave it as it is.
I Heart Fuerteventura
3 users say Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote
#3
Hi Sam,
There is some confusion regarding the 'rescue' flights to take people home.
 Do we gather that these plane will still arrive empty so people can still be repatriated ?
Life is short.....Be kind to one another  Smile
1 user says Thank You to classic for this post
Reply Quote
#4
(18-03-2020, 04:08 PM)classic Wrote: ...these plane will still arrive empty so people can still be repatriated ?

That's what I'm expecting - all repatriation being allowed.
I Heart Fuerteventura
1 user says Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote
#5
I read that earlier as meaning no “internal” flights apart from the ones detailed. So are all international flights cut as well, apart from repatriation for the next few days ? If so, hopefully that will put Ryanair in their place, finally !!
Just tell me when I can retire   Cool
1 user says Thank You to Spitfire58 for this post
Reply Quote
#6
Head a flight speeding overhead, so hopped on Flight Radar and watched a private jet land here from Cologne airport, so I guess not all flights are off?
3 users say Thank You to Ducks for this post
Reply Quote
#7
Probably a private jet coming to whisk Acosta and Torres away to safety, after their disasterous decision to allow flights from Madrid to keep leaking / importing the virus to the Islands  Wink
2 users say Thank You to Archer for this post
Reply Quote
#8
There's still 280 - 300 daily flights in the whole archipelago to send tourists home. (El Diario de Canarias)
I Heart Fuerteventura
1 user says Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote
#9
Looks like an easyJet from LGW is scheduled tomorrow to arrive at 13:30.

You can't book it online - maybe full. But if desperate, track it on flightradar24 and show up at the airport to to meet it and see if there are any 'no shows'.
2 users say Thank You to Archer for this post
Reply Quote
#10
   

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...ater&ifg=1
1 user says Thank You to fatherted for this post
Reply Quote


Forum Jump: