With Germania to Gran CanariaBerlin, 11.12.2014
How about enjoying a holiday where the earth turns inside out? On 13 December 2014, the German airline Germania launches a new service from Berlin-Schönefeld to the volcanic island of Gran Canaria. The flight to Las Palmas, the airport on Gran Canaria, will be operated once a week and the flight takes five hours. The aircraft with the flight number ST8423 leaves on Saturdays at 4.55 am and lands at 9.00 am in Las Palmas. The return flight, number ST8423m takes off from Las Palmas at 9.45 am and arrives at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport at 3.40 pm.
The third-largest of the Canary Islands has a wonderfully warm climate all year round and offers great diversity and contrasts. While the southern part of the island is swept by winds from the Sahara and tends to be dry, the north of the island has a humid climate thanks to the Passat winds. The different weather conditions give the island a varied natural scenery, and it is sometimes called the miniature continent due to the great diversity of its flora and fauna.
The temperatures are a constant 18-26 degrees Celsius all year round, enticing nearly three million holidaymakers to Gran Canaria annually. The island is a popular destination in the winter for everyone seeking a break from the cold weather at home. The sights and attractions of Gran Canaria include the Maspalomas Dunes, the fishing village Puerto de Mogán – also called the Venice of the South, and Cenobio de Valerón with its 290 caves hewn into the tuff rocks by the island’s original inhabitants.
With almost 385,000 inhabitants Las Palmas is the largest city on the Canary Islands. Sights in the city include the old centre with the Santa Ana Cathedral and the Casa de Colón which houses the Columbus museum where visitors can the discover more about history of the Canary Islands to find out what their relationship is to America and why they were so important for the discovery of the “New World”.
Tickets for the new service from Berlin to Gran Canaria can be booked through any travel agency or at: