Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Yes, flying between major airports may have become boring, but there are still interesting ways to fly in some parts of Europe. We check out a few scheduled flights by helicopter and seaplane.

article summary —

At a time when flying between many of Europe's major airports is becoming ever more apt to fray the nerves, it is intriguing to find a number of quirky alternatives to regular jet services still featuring in the airline schedules. For example, helicopters - normally more associated with air ambulances, mountain rescues or forays to oil rigs - still pop up here and there on regular scheduled services.

In this issue of hidden europe we feature Malta, the Lofoten islands and Ceuta, one of Spain's territories in North Africa. All three have helicopter services. Ceuta has a helicopter link with Málaga on the Spanish mainland. Malta and its smaller neighbour, Gozo, are linked by a regular helicopter service.


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About the authors

hidden europe

and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 15.