The company started as a sightseeing operator. Similarly, the Gibraltar operations follows in the same path. In other words, history repeats itself
Established in Norway on November 6th 1970
Business idea was to serve the tourist market. Therefore during the years Fonnafly became one of Norway’s largest charter/taxi operators. Tourists all over world fly.
The fleet includes 16 helicopter offering services :
- Industrial helicopter services
- Governmental contracts
- Infrastructure development
Established in Gibraltar in 2019 to serve the tourist market
The location is a new market place with several exciting opportunities. Therefore, for the first time in history there is a licensed helicopter operator permanently based in Gibraltar.
Helicopter services includes
- Cargo Flights to ships in the Strait
- Taxi flights to destination in Spain , Portugal and Morocco
- Sightseeing flights
- Photo and film
- Custom VIP flights
The Fonnafly Gibraltar Helicopter
A spacious comfortable and modern helicopter. The low noise pattern is equally important for passengers as for the environment in Gibraltar.
The Gibraltar Marketplace is very interesting. There are 120.000 ships passing the Strait every year. Therefore Gibraltar is an important port for this industry. Likewize it is a fascinating location for the tourist industry. More than 11 mill people cross the border per year. Gibraltar is just 4,5km by 1,5 km. However, the helicopter makes it possible to see two continents and 2 world oceans in 15 min. After that, you get a wonderful overview of the Rock from a birds eye. Other major attraction is for instance, the very special form of the Rock. Above all this is a very important factor for bird migration from Africa.
The Rock is not only a unique necessary vehicle for migrating birds, but also DESIGNATED AS SPECIAL PROTECTED AREA by HM Government of Gibraltar. Hence, Gibraltar has the only wild monkey population in Europe. And it is increasing. Unlike, the population of their relatives in the Atlas Mountains which are decreasing.
The Ministry of Envoronment is contantly monitoring the impact of helicopter flying arouind the Rock . For this reason the ministry has a permanent right to join any flight around the rock when a situation demands it for inspection purposes