The Castellón Airport will launch an aerotaxi service
The Castellón Airport has reached an agreement with the Spanish company Euroairlines that will enable the start-up of an air taxi service based on its facilities, designed to fly to destinations where regular airlines do not arrive. The company's forecast is to start operating before the summer.
In the first phase, the company will base two twin-engine Beechcraft Baron58 aircraft at the airport, with a capacity of four seats, as well as opening offices in the passenger terminal.
The general director of Aerocas, Joan Serafí Bernat, and the director of the airport, Ivana Guinot, have expressed that this agreement allows "to advance in the strategy of diversification, expanding the portfolio of airport services".
They have considered in that this new activity "constitutes a tool of utility for the business sector of Castellón, characterized by its great mobility, as well as for tourism.
The managing partner of Euroairlines, Antonio López Lázaro, explained that the activity will focus on the transport of passengers and cargo to destinations located less than two hours away. "Our a la carte service has a large potential market, such as SMEs, industries, travel agencies and tourists," said the head of the firm, who has shown his willingness to "establish preferential trade agreements with local actors."
The company aims to expand its implementation at the airport in successive phases. In addition, it foresees the opening of a commercial office in the city of Castelló.
López Lázaro pointed out that his company has opted to open a base in Castellón "because the airport offers great flexibility and operation, getting involved with the development of Euroairlines from the start". In addition, it highlights that the territory has a very dynamic business network and a tourism sector with great potential.
The airport has indicated that this agreement with Euroairlines joins others reached with various companies to develop complementary activities, such as contracts with two companies to carry out dismantling of aircraft, with two airlines to host training flights or with two schools of pilots to provide training.
Precisely, one of these last ones will take the maintenance of Euroairlines aircraft, after the agreement reached between both companies. "In this way, synergies are established between the companies that operate at the airport," they pointed out.