Passenger Drones Between Spain's Malaga And Marbella

Passenger Drones Between Spain's Malaga And Marbella

Spanish Company Crisalion Mobility Announces Passenger Drone Fleet for Malaga-Marbella Route

The race to operate passenger drones has reached a new milestone with Spanish company Crisalion Mobility's announcement of a fleet of passenger drones set to fly between Malaga and Marbella.

Crisalion Mobility has agreed to a pre-sale of ten Integrity model drones to Malaga-based business aviation operator iJet. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, June 18, at Malaga's Aeronautical Museum, with sponsorship from the Junta de Andalucía, the provincial council, and various local town halls.

This agreement paves the way for the medium-term development of air taxi routes in the province, positioning it as one of the first in Europe to offer such services. Initially, routes will connect key points, providing unprecedented fast access to some of the region's most iconic destinations.

One of the first planned connections will be from Malaga Airport to luxury resorts on the Costa del Sol, as well as to Marbella and Puerto Banús. Additional routes will include Sotogrande, the Campo de Gibraltar, inland municipalities like Ronda, and even across the Strait of Gibraltar to Ceuta.

The Integrity drone features a 15-meter wingspan, a capacity for a pilot and five passengers, a range of 130 kilometers, a cruising speed of 180 km/h, and a payload capacity of over 400 kilos. The drone will enable travel from Malaga Airport to Marbella in a record time of just 15 minutes, with fares expected to be around 100 euros per passenger per journey.

The Integrity aircraft can also carry cargo and serve emergency services, accommodating a stretcher and wheelchair. It is projected to hit the market in 2030.

During the event, titled "The Next Generation Of Mobility Solutions," attendees had the opportunity to view the prototype and cockpit of the Integrity passenger drone. Present at the event were CEOs Carlos Poveda of Crisalion and Javier Barriga of iJet Aviation, alongside Malaga's provincial authority president Francis Salado, representatives from the Junta de Andalucía, and key figures from the Costa del Sol's main resorts, as well as international business and aeronautical professionals.

Carlos Poveda highlighted Malaga's success in attracting foreign talent and investment, stating, "This pre-sale of our Integrity aircraft and the establishment of key routes in Malaga demonstrate how Spanish companies are innovating and adapting to the advanced air mobility solutions that customers will demand in the near future."

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Javier Barriga added, "This agreement is a significant milestone for iJet and the future of air mobility in Malaga. We are excited to explore new opportunities and offer cutting-edge air transport services to our customers."

The first major competitor in the passenger drone market was Lilium, which collaborates with Enaire and has signed an agreement with Hélity for the acquisition of five Lilium Jet models. According to the German company, these drones are expected to be operational by 2026.

As the industry advances, the introduction of Crisalion Mobility's Integrity drones marks a significant step forward in the evolution of air travel, promising to revolutionize mobility and connectivity in the region.

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