Airlines and new routes

Airlines and new routes


Iberia launches routes between Madrid-Madeira and Madrid-Medellín

Iberia launched a new route between Spain and Portugal in July, connecting Madrid with Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. The total number of passenger seats offered between the two Iberian countries in the summer of 2015 is over 710,000, 8.8% more than in 2014.

Similarly, in July the airline also began to offer direct flights on its Madrid-Medellín-Cali route. With direct flights to Bogotá and now to Medellín and Cali, Colombia is currently the Latin American country with the most direct flight destinations serviced by the Spanish airline from its hub at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

The new route will run three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flights will be direct from Madrid to Medellín and from Cali to Madrid.

The world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380, touches down in Madrid

Emirates Airline’s A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, has begun to service Madrid. It arrived from Dubai on the same day the airline celebrated the 5th anniversary of its operations in Spain.

The double-deck plane will add 2,900 passenger seats per week to those already offered between Madrid and Dubai. Flight EK141 will make Spain’s capital city the 37th destination in Emirates’ A380 network.