Travel discounts for Canarian residents to be increased to 75% and to include parts of Spain other than just the mainland

Travel discounts for Canarian residents to be increased to 75% and to include parts of Spain other than just the mainland

Travel discounts for Canarian residents have been set at 75% for travel between the Canarian islands since last June (see HERE), and now that increased subsidy is set to apply to travel between the Canaries and mainland Spain from this summer. Currently the discount for travel to the mainland is 50% but after an agreement reached between Madrid and the centre-left nationalist political party Nueva Canarias it is set to be raised to 75% from July for the subsidy, which will apply equally to flights and ferry journeys and to journeys not just to the peninsula but also to the Balearic Islands and the two Spanish enclaves in north Africa, Ceuta and Melilla. Canarian agriculturalists will also benefit from increased subsidies for food produce transport to the rest of Spain.

For details of the resident discount please see the second question (How do we get the resident discount on Spanish flights?) in the Residents & Non-Residents section of the Basics FAQ page HERE.

7 Comments

  1. Interested to know if the discount now applies to vehicles taken on ferries?

  2. Author

    yes, it always has, it is a discount on a ferry journey ticket.

  3. Hi Janet, we have already bought flight tickets to Barcelona in November. Will we now be entitled to another 25% discount?

  4. Author

    No, if you’ve already bought them that’s the price, I’m afraid.

  5. Janet, how does this work with booking flights online? Do you have to use certain airlines? I usually check flights initially using Skyscanner then get redirected to which airline I’ve chosen … if you or anyone can explain how the system actually works I’d be grateful please!

  6. Author

    not sure, Val, sorry. It should be just the same as previously with regard to the discount, just that the discount’s increased.

  7. Val, it should not matter which airline or which website you use as long as there is a box to check to confirm that you are a Canary Island resident. My last trip was to El Hierro with Binter and if you check the box as a resident the website tries to confirm that you are present on the computer system as a resident. If it can’t confirm that online you need to take an in-date Certificado de Emparonamiento de Viaje to the check in desk when you travel in order to get the discount.

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