Air Europa further consolidates its position in the US market and Europe. New routes from Miami - New York and Miadrid - Switzerland.
Madrid, 9 April 2016.- Air Europa, Globalia's airline division, will support the company’s consolidation and the uptrend in the US market, by increasing weekly frequencies to both Miami and New York. Starting September 20, and throughout the winter season, Air Europa will operate a daily flight to both destinations.
From the end of the year, the airline, which already flies between the Spanish capital and Miami with its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will also cover the route to New York City with another aircraft of the same model, thus reducing the initial flight period. Until this new B787 starts flying to New York, however, the route to John F. Kennedy Airport will be covered by one of the Air Europa’s Airbus 330s. Their business class has already been reconfigured with the new flat bed seats.
Regarding the Madrid-Miami route, which carried over 27,600 passengers on 133 flights in the first three months of the year, it will be operated daily during the coming low season, unlike the five weekly flights of this past winter on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We should add that Delta Air Lines has had a code share agreement with our first Dreamliner since Saturday, April 23, under the alliance signed between the two airlines.
Additionally, like with Miami, the New York route will also be flown daily during winter 2016-2017, and specifically as of September 20, by an Air Europa airplane. Currently the airline operates four direct weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and also operates daily under a code share agreement with Delta Air Lines , thereby redoubling its activity on four days out of the week.
Remember that Air Europa will interrupt its own aforementioned daily flights to New York during the first three months of 2017, during which time it will continue to fly there daily with Delta Air Lines under the code share arrangement.
In this way, the airline strengthens its consolidation in the US market, which, over the first quarter of this year, recorded a 12% increase in the number of passengers.
Aside from the wonderful news of a new line MIA-JFK; this morning, Air Europa also announced the openning of its new Madrid - Zurich route with an Embraer E195 aircraft, seating 120 passengers, 12 of which can fly Business Class. The inaugural flight took off minutes before 8 am from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport and landed in Switzerland at 10.10 am.
The plane was welcomed with the traditional ceremony, in which the Fire-Fighting Services are positioned either side of the runway to shoot out jets of water forming arches as the aircraft passes. After landing, the chairman of the company, Juan José Hidalgo, voiced his satisfaction at flying to Zurich and highlighted the special significance of this destination, given that it was Switzerland he emigrated to at the ripe age of 19 to shape his future. Air Europa will be flying to Zurich twice daily from Madrid, at 7.50 am and at 2.50 pm, with two return flights at 11.05 am and 6.40 pm. These journeys will keep the two cities perfectly linked through the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport hub to the rest of the short-, medium- and long-haul destinations operated by Globalia's airline. The company expects the route to perform well, with more than 15,000 bookings already made, a considerable number of which will fly on to various points in America and Spain.
With Zurich, Air Europa is strengthening its network of European destinations within its growth and expansion plan. The new route adds to the number of regular European flights operated by the company: London (Gatwick), Milan (Malpensa), Rome, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris (Orly and Charles de Gaulle), Frankfurt, Munich, Lisbon and Porto; as well as to the 60 European codeshare destinations it flies to.
In this regard, special mention should be made of the expansion of the codeshare alliances signed with Air Serbia and Etihad Airways, thanks to which Air Europa will be linking Madrid to Belgrade and Abu Dhabi via Zurich. The Madrid-Abu Dhabi route via Switzerland will be operating as from July, and passengers wishing to fly to the Serbian capital can already do so now.