New routes include Hamburg, Florence, Manchester, Edinburgh, Naples, Budapest, Charles de Gaulle and London Gatwick
In addition the airlines will add 65 weekly flights to 24 existing Spanish, European and long-haul routes
Iberia and Iberia Express have announced their flight schedules for summer 2015, with new routes and additional frequencies.
The Iberia Group will launch 13 new routes in key European markets such as Italy, the UK, and Germany.
The airlines will operate non-stop flights from Madrid to Florence, Naples, Palermo, Catania and Verona in Italy, Manchester and Edinburgh in the UK, Hamburg in Germany, Funchal in Madeira, Portugal, and Budapest in Hungary.
They will also launch non-stop flights from Asturias to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, from Madrid to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and from Madrid to London Gatwick.
Additionally, the Iberia group will add 65 weekly flights to 24 existing Spanish, European and long-haul routes such as Mexico City, New York, París/Orly, Lisbon, Tel Aviv, Venice, Dublin, Prague, Berlin, Stuttgart, Asturias, the Canary and the Balearic Islands, as well as Galicia in the short and medium-haul, among others.
Luis Gallego, Iberia’s Chairman and CEO, commented that “The introduction of additional routes and frequencies in such a competitive short- and medium-haul market is an indication of the effectiveness of our cost-cutting measures, and also of the quality of the new product and services that we offer our customers.”
Fernando Candela, Chairman and CEO of Iberia Express, added, ”With the 2015 schedule, Iberia Express is even more strongly consolidating its position as a leading carrier between Madrid and many new and attractive markets”.
The new routes and additional frequencies follow the eight destinations launched by Iberia in 2014 (Montevideo, Santo Domingo, Amsterdam, Athens, Hanover, Istanbul, Stockholm and Stuttgart), the capacity increase to Panama City and Santiago in Chile, as well as the summer destinations operated by the airline (St. Petersburg, Ibiza, Dubrovnik and Zagreb)
In 2014, apart from opening new routes, the Iberia Group airlines have improved their products and services. The new aircraft, new long-haul cabins and new brand image plus record punctuality – Iberia was the world’s most punctual airline in June, August and October, and Iberia Express was Europe’s most punctual airline in the first half of this year – have helped the airlines achieve their highest-ever quality and recommendation feedback from customers.
December 11, 2014