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Iberia adds Flights and Capacity on Routes Affected by Spanair Cease of Operations
  • The airline is increasing seat supply between Madrid and Barcelona, Bilbao, La Coruña, the Balearics Islands and the Canary Islands, as well as Copenhagen.
  • UP to 31% more seats on Madrid-Bilbao route, 27% on Madrid-La Coruña, extra flights to Barcelona, the Canary and Balearic Islands, and larger aircarft on several of these routes as well as Madrid-Copenhagen.
  • Iberia extends to May 30 its offer of flights with special fares for passengers affected by closing of Spanair. Tickets must be obtained by February 3.

Madrid, January 30, 2012

Following last week's cease of operations by Spanair, Iberia is increasing its supply of flights and/or seats on several of the routes on which it had coincided with the carrier:

Madrid-Barcelona: Iberia has added three daily flights, which will be expanded to four in the summer season for a daily total of nearly 70.

Madrid-Bilbao: An increase in seat supply of up to 31% in the busiest months, with one extra daily flight and larger aircraft at peak travel times. For now Iberia will operate 11 daily return flights, from 06:55 h. until 21:45 h., with good connections to all other Iberia destinations.

Madrid-La Coruña: Up to 27% more seats starting in March, on three daily return flights, two of them using larger aircraft. The first flight departs at 06:45 – and the last takes off at 21:20 h., offering good connections to Iberia destinations in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.

Madrid-Canary Islands: Flights to the main Canary Islands grow by 20%: Iberia has scheduled one additional flihgt on the Madrid-Gran Canaria and Madrid-Tenerife routes. As of March 25 it will increase capacity to the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Madrid-Balearic Islands: In the high summer season Iberia will operate up to five daily return flights to Palma de Majorca, two to Ibiza, and one to Minorca.

Madrid-Copenhagen: Iberia will use larger aircraft to increase seat supply on this route.

Passengers affected by Spanair’s cease of operations have now until midnight on Friday, February 3, to purchase Iberia tickets to Spanish mainland and island destination with special fares for travel through May 30. The fares range from 60 to 90 euros (plus airport taxes), depending on the destination.