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Islas Airways has ceased operations and is no longer flying as of 2012. Please look at the alternative airlines below that fly similar routes to Islas Airways.

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About Islas Airways

Islas Airways was a regional airline based in Tenerife, Spain. It flew to 6 destinations around the Canary Islands in Spain. Islas Airways was based at Tenerife North Airport.

The airline was founded in 2002 but didn't begin operations until 2003. Islas Airways operated its flights with a fleet of ATR 72 aircraft - these were ideal for short-haul, regional flights and worked well for the airline's routes.

Unfortunately, in 2012, Islas Airways ceased operations due to financial difficulties. Shortly after this, its operating licence was revoked.


Before it stopped flying, Islas Airways flew to 6 destinations around the Canary Islands. It played an important role in connecting all of the Canary Islands together and was a popular airline to fly with for the locals and tourists in the area. Below is a list of all of Islas Airways' destinations:

  • Lanzarote Airport - Arrecife
  • El Hierro Airport - El Hierro
  • Fuerteventura Airport - Fuerteventura
  • Gran Canaria Airport - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • La Palma Airport - Santa Cruz de la Palma
  • Tenerife North Airport - Tenerife

If you're looking for regional flights around the Canary Islands, take a look at our guide on booking flights to and around the Canary Islands.

Aeropuerto Principal

Tenerife North Airport

Tenerife North Airport is one of two international airports located on the island of Tenerife, Spain. The airport isn't a hub for any particular aircraft however it does offer frequent flights with airlines like Air Europa, Binter Canarias, Ryanair and Vueling, among several others.

The airport plays a major role in tourism for Spain. Together with Tenerife South Airport, it frequently gathers the highest number of passengers out of all the Canary Islands.


Islas Airways' fleet consisted of 6 x ATR 72 aircraft, each equipped wth 70 passenger seats in an all-economy class cabin layout.

The airline eventually acquired an Embraer E-195 aircraft for its fleet before it ceased operations.