Start-up operator Surcar Airlines is aiming to establish inter-island connections in the Canary Islands, using floatplanes, later this year.
The carrier has been conducting test flights between the ports of Tenerife, Las Palmas and La Palma.
Surcar intends to commence scheduled services offering 30min connections between the islands’ capitals from the autumn.
Danish firm Nordic Seaplanes is participating in the project as an investor, and will also serve as the operator of the 16-seat De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otters which Surcar will use.
Nordic Seaplanes operates the route between Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Surcar says the Canary Islands service will enable passengers to avoid airport transfers and waiting time.
Canary Islands investors, along with the Danish firm, will be backing the venture.
“Surcar emerges as a means to improve social cohesion and connectivity between the islands,” the company states.