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A Primera Air A321neo taxiing to the terminal after landing at Washington Dulles. (Photo: Peter Weiland)

Primera Air Brings Low-Cost Transatlantic Service to Spain With New Base Announcement

Continuing its trend of rapid expansion in not even it's sixth month of operations in the transatlantic market, Primera Air has announced that it will open up another European base in Madrid, Spain. Its fourth route expansion in as little as a month, Primera will fly from the Iberian Peninsula non-stop to the United States and Canada beginning in July 2019 to the cities of  Newark, Boston and Toronto. Madrid has been largely devoid of non-stop low-cost transatlantic service, as…

Iberia’s New A350 Flies First Long-Haul Route

After weeks of flying proving routes across Europe to cities such as London and Paris, Iberia’s first Airbus A350 joined its first scheduled long-haul route flying from Madrid to New York. Departing from Madrid’s Barajas International Airport on Saturday, the newest member of Iberia’s fleet flew a special third flight…

Etihad Airways Offers Extra Seating Capacity to Madrid

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways has increased frequencies on their Abu Dhabi to Madrid route from four times per week to daily, starting June 1, 2017.  The airline will use the same aircraft on the route, the Airbus A330-200, with 22 business class seats and 240 economy seats, offering passengers an extra…