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The Mayor of Barcelona Proposes Ending All Flights to Madrid

The aviation world is in turmoil in Spain after the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, announced a few days ago that she will request Barcelona-El Prat Airport, the main airport of the Catalonian city, to terminate all flights to destinations that can be reached by train, thereby included the famous 'Puente Aereo,' the shuttle service between Barcelona and the Spanish capital Madrid. This is intended to reduce carbon emissions in the country since the high-speed train AVE (Alta Velocidad Española)…

Iberia Offering American Travelers Free Stopovers in Madrid

Iberia customers in the United States are now able to stopover for free in Madrid while traveling to or from any of the airline's 108 European, African and Middle Eastern destinations through their hub in the city. The "Stopover Hola Madrid" program allows American passengers to stay up to six…

WestJet Expands European Network with New Barcelona Flight

Calgary-based WestJet launched seasonal nonstop flights to Barcelona's El Prat Airport from its hub at Toronto on Friday, marking WestJet's fifth transatlantic service. Joining the list of the airline's mostly seasonal European operation, this is also the airline's first flight to Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. The new service will…

Air Europa Seeks Entry into Brazil’s Domestic Market

Air Europa applied last Friday to operate domestic flights within Brazil. The move is a direct result of new laws in Brazil allowing foreign airlines 100 percent ownership of Brazilian airlines, whereas foreign ownership was previously limited to 25 percent. Brazil's congress approved last Wednesday the new law, which included…

Iberia Cancels Johannesburg Route For Second Time

Spain’s national airline, Iberia, has announced it will be canceling its route between Madrid and Johannesburg as of Sept. 1, 2019. The airline cited poor profits in its decision to end the three-year-old route. This is the second time that the airline has ended the route, previously ending it in…

Norwegian Eyes South American Flights from Spain

Norwegian announced it has been granted seven weekly frequencies between Spain and Peru by the Spanish General Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) . If flights commence, the Oslo born carrier will become the fourth airline to operate flights between both countries. The Oslo-based carrier currently flies to Boston, Los Angeles and…

Air Europa Continues to Grow Latin American Market, Nears Long-Standing…

Over the past few years, Air Europa has been strengthening its route network between its hub in Madrid and Latin America, with flights to Guayaquil, Ecuador; San Pedro de Sula, Honduras and Cordoba, Argentina via Asuncion Paraguay, having been added in the last two years. The airline now flies to…

Photo Tour: Onboard Iberia’s New Airbus A350-900XWB

Spanish flag carrier Iberia recently began a fleet renewal that includes the Airbus A350-900XWB as its centerpiece. The Madrid-based airline first took delivery of the ultra-modern aircraft in June before deploying it on short-haul routes in Europe, notably Madrid-London, for crew training purposes. Its first long-haul flight took place on…

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…

Mexican Authorities Block Emirates’ Fifth Freedom for Barcelona Stop

In a largely expected ruling, the Mexican Transportation and Communications Committee (SCT) and the consortium administering Mexico City International Airport denied the request for fifth freedom rights that Emirates Airline filed for a route between Dubai and Mexico City, including a stop in Barcelona, Spain. The ruling prohibits Emirates to…