The helicopter service, operated by the Spanish company Hélity, will fly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
The helicopter, a twin-engined Agusta Westland 139, can accommodate 15 passengers and the flight time is 25 minutes. Flights depart from Malaga at 9am and depart Gibraltar at 9:35 am for the return journey.
The flights of this new service can be booked online through the Hélity website and the current prices per person seem to be just under 140 € for a single journey.
Meet the helicopter
The AgustaWestland AW139 is a medium-sized helicopter that has the capacity to transport 15 passengers. The helicopter is mainly used for military and patrol duties, private use (such as VIP transport), firefighting duties, medical relief and evacuations.
The AW139 was originally designed and developed by Agusta and Bell Helicopters and marketed as the Agusta-Bell AB139, but the AW139 had to be redesigned when ‘Bell’ withdrew from the project. Since its commissioning in 2003, the AW139 has become one of AgustaWestland’s best-selling products. It has subsequently been further developed into two other designs; the military-oriented AW149 and the AW189 for the civilian market.
Top speed: 310 km / h
Range: 1,250 km
Wingspan: 14 m
Weight: 3,622 kg
Picture by Hélity