Surcar Airlines presented this Monday at the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife a passenger seaplane service returning to Canary Islands 65 years later as a transportation alternative focused on business travelers and some tourist passengers.
The first mooring occurred a few minutes after 08.00 hours at the North Dock – old Jetfoil terminal – of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In addition, the seaplane -model DHC-6 Twin Otter- carried out 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 traveled.
For its part, Surcar Airlines seeks to improve connectivity between the islands with faster transport –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 autumn, will focus on the Santa Cruz de Tenerife-La Palma and Santa Cruz de Tenerife-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria routes, and will target a consumer niche focused on the business traveler and some tourist passengers during weekends. Some groups that are estimated to represent about 15,000 passengers per year.