Titsa aero busAngry protests from local taxi drivers has resulted in the Cabildo denying permission for the majority of the 48 bus stops planned for the new Aero bus service.

The taxi drivers were up in arms as the loss of business would seriously threaten the livelihood of the 300 families who depended on the income from airport transfers.

The new service, which commenced last Saturday, operates between the Reina Sofia airport through Los Cristianos, Las Americas ending at La Caleta. The cost is only €5 per person. The idea had hoped to boost tourism by significantly cutting holiday costs for tourists.

The Aero bus is now only allowed 7 stops, the entrance of La Caletta, C.C. El Duque, Costa Adeje, Avenida Chayofita, Av. Gómez Cuesta and the main bus terminal in Las Americas before heading directly to Los Cristianos and the main bus stop outside the Apollo Centre.

Some declare the service is now as much use as a chocolate fire guard and it’s ludicrous to turn down an opportunity to cut holiday costs when there is so much competition in the tourist industry.