A new helicopter route between Gibraltar International Airport and Malaga Airport is to start as from Friday, 30th of October 2020, at a cost of €150 per adult for a one-way flight. The Government of Gibraltar says that this shows confidence in the Rock during these difficult times and will bring “new opportunities for the business and leisure market”.
The flights are operated by Hélity, a Spanish company which operates regular flights between Ceuta and Malaga as well as Ceuta and Algeciras – the airline also offers other services such as flights, helicopter tours and offshore operations.
The helicopter will have a capacity of up to 15 passengers and will have an expected flight time of only 25 minutes.
According to their website, at the time of writing, a one way-ticket for one adult from Gibraltar to Malaga, scheduled for the 30th of October, costs €150. For a group of 15 persons (one way), the maximum amount for passengers, would cost €2,250.
The service will be operated by an “Agusta Westland 139 Helicopter” – a medium sized and spacious twin-engine helicopter which leads the market in global oil rig operations which is known for high performance and maximum safety.
The helicopter is described to have: “spacious, comfortable and quiet cabin with air conditioning. Other important features of this aircraft are a crew made up of a commander and a co-pilot, a cruising speed of 250 km/h, twin-engines and a 3-hour flight-range”
Of course, hand sanitising, masks and other hygienic Covid-19 safety measures will be in place during the flight.
The airline thanked the good reception and help offered by the Gibraltar International Airport staff and the Gibraltar Tourist Board.
Vijay Daryanani MP, Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port, said: “We are very encouraged that during these challenging times another operator is adding a new route to Gibraltar International Airport. This service will provide improved connectivity to Gibraltar and its catchment area, bringing new opportunities both for the business and leisure markets.”