Bird Blue Air Line (Tenerife Norte) is a Canarian start-up aimed at improving connectivity between the Canary Islands and mainland Spain. Backed by EUR20million (USD25.8milion) in venture capital, the proposal has been presented to the governing body of the island of Tenerife and is now awaiting the official go-ahead.

Spain's Preferente newswire states the start-up will use leased ATR72s for island-hopper flights while Boeing (BOE, Washington National) machinery will be used for flights to the mainland whose initial destinations will include Madrid Barajas, Barcelona El Prat, and Santiago de Compostela.