14th Mar 2023 @ 10:04 am

Flights from Lanzarote to Madrid will be declared a “Public Service Obligation” route, in a pilot scheme which will see fares to and from Spain’s capital kept under a maximum price limit.

The scheme will be monitored before being applied to other Canarian airports.

Last year, more than half a million passengers flew between Madrid and Lanzarote, and 375,000 of which were non-residents. The rest, who were Canarian residents, qualify for the 75% discount on fares.

Routes classed as Public Service Obligations are an EU initiative designed to ensure that routes deemed as important for connectivity are kept available and affordable.

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