Mayor of Spanish city Algeciras Patricio Gonzalez issued a statement in which he claimed that an aviation agreement between Britain and Spain for three daily flights between Madrid and Gibraltar is about to be finalised.
Mr Gonzalez quoted "sources close to the British Civil Aviation Authority."
The Mayor claims that this breakthrough has been possible as a result of the implementation this month of new aviation regulations approved by the UK Government in February. Under these regulations the CAA has been given wider powers to establish new flight routes and supervise aviation security and control issues in British Overseas Territories.
The new regulations, adds Mr Gonzalez, envisage a profound restructure of British civil aviation in these territories. Meanwhile a Gibraltar Government spokesman said they had no knowledge or involvement in the plan announced by Mr. Gonzalez.