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Since 30 November of last year, Iberia’s handling unit Iberia Airport Services has provided services to HÉLITY Copter Airlines at the airport of Melilla, one of Spain’s two North African enclaves, for its three weekly return flights to the other, Ceuta.

HÉLITY Copter is based in Ceuta and already operates regular helicopter services across the Mediterranean to the mainland Spanish coastal cities of Algeciras and Malaga.

The carrier uses a 12-passenger Augusta Westaln AW-159 helicopter for the 225-km. flight between the two Spanish cities in Africa. Given the characteristics of this operation, the agents have received specific training focused on  strengthening operational security measures and on baggage handling, since the cargo hold houses some electronic equipment. They have also been given additional safety training related to the long rotor blades. Iberia’s handling unit prides itself on its versatility and its ability to handle any type of aircraft and supply any type of service that a customer may require.

It is the first time that we offer such a service, meaning that Iberia Airport Services has a great capacity to adapt to the requirements that each client demands

For more than 20 years the Peter Pan Holiday Club has organised vacation trips for young people between 13 and 22 who have special needs.

It was founded in 1996 as an initiative of several employees of the Dutch Transavia Airlines company who decided to organise annual trips to the Mediterranean for special needs youths, and to accompany them themselves as volunteers. This year the destination was Palma de Majorca, where a Transavia airplane landed on 29 September.

Transavia itself is one of the sponsors, providing the aircraft, while a number of tour operators supply the lodging. Iberia Airport Services is now backing the project by providing all airport handling services at no charge.

Since the project began more than 1,000 young people have enjoyed unforgettable holidays, including visits to water parks, karaoke, shows, safaris, not to mention beaches and sunshine.