Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (PortSEurope) September 11, 2017 – The Azores and Canaries Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which, among other actions, is committed to assessing possibilities that could enhance synergies between sea and air routes between the two archipelagos and Africa, Europe and the Americas.
The MoU was signed by the presidents of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, and the autonomous community of the Canaries, represented by Fernando Clavijo Batle. The two governments are committed to assessing the necessary conditions and possibilities available for greater coordination in terms of transport systems, with the aim of promoting development between the respective tourism sectors, as well as promoting the export of goods from both regions.
After the signing of the document, at the Palacio de Santana in Ponta Delgada, Fernando Clavijo Batle pointed out that the two archipelagos “agree on objectives”, stressing that an ambitious work plan was signed. In the case of air transport, the minister said that the Canary-based airline Binter and SATA, the Azorean air carrier, can enhance their synergies.
Binter Canarias S.A. is an airline based in Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain. It is a regional air carrier operating inter-island services within the Canary Islands.
SATA Air Açores is an airline based in São Sebastião, Ponta Delgada in the Azores, Portugal, and operates scheduled passenger, cargo and mail services around the Azores.
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