The passenger seaplane of the company Surcar Airlines has made the first landing this Monday in the Port of Santa Cruz of Tenerife. This service returns to Canary Islands 65 years later as a transportation alternative focused on business travelers and some tourist passengers.
This first ditching has been carried out in the North Dock –old Jetfoil terminal– of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Next, the seaplane –model DHC-6 Twin Otter– the seaplane is scheduled to perform a series of demonstration flights over the capital and the port, in which personnel from the port community, air traffic controllers and State security forces will travel.
For its part, Surcar Airlines seeks to improve connectivity between the islands with faster transportation –30 minutes between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria–, with more agile and more sustainable security controls.
The first operations, which will begin next fall, will focus on the routes Santa Cruz de Tenerife-La Palma and Santa Cruz de Tenerife-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and will target a consumer niche focused on the business traveler and some weekend tourist passengers. Some groups that are estimated to represent about 15,000 passengers per year.