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Norwegian considering the Canary Islands

Low-cost airline Norwegian is considering Gran Canaria and / or Tenerife as a future hub for traffic to the African and American continents.

The airport of Tenerife. Photo: Wikipedia

The airport of Tenerife. Photo: Wikipedia

Bjørn Kjos, head of Norwegian airlines, had a meeting with Carlos Alonso, president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, last Thursday where they discussed Norwegian`s growing air traffic to and from the island. Norwegian has four aircraft stationed at its base on Tenerife southern airport, “Tenerife Sur / Reina Sofía Airport.”

Norwegian currently has 12 routes from Tenerife to UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Poland. During 2014, the number of passengers who traveled with Norwegian to and from Tenerife more than doubled to a total of 430,000 travelers.

The airport of Gran Canaria. Photo: Wikipedia

The airport of Gran Canaria. Photo: Wikipedia

On Friday Bjørn Kjos had a meeting in Gran Canaria with president José Miguel Bravo de Laguna. On Gran Canaria Norwegian has a base with 150 employees that connects the island with 22 European airports.

Norwegian has plans to open flights from Gran Canaria to Africa, America, Brazil and the Caribbean in 2017.