IBERIA STARTS YEAR WITH NEW DESTINATIONS: ALGIERS AND BUCHAREST


03 Jan 2007 [18:35h]     Bookmark and Share




To launch Algeria flight on January 7th and Romania service on March 3rd

Iberia has begun the new year with the announcement of two new destinations – Algiers and Bucharest. Regular flights between Madrid and the Algerian capital will begin on January 7th, in response to growing demand from Spanish businesses and Algerian residents in Spain.

There will be a return flight every Sunday and Thursday. The Sunday flights will leave Madrid at 18:15 h. and arrive in Algiers at 19:50 h., where they will take off again 20:45 h., arriving in Madrid at 22:10 h.

[GADS_NEWS]The Thursday flight will take off from Madrid-Barajas at 12:15 h. and arrive in Algiers at 13:50 h. local time. The return flight will leave the North African city at 14:50 and land in Madrid at 16:05 h.

The new flight will provide additional coverage of Africa by the Spanish airline, which already flies to eight African destinations: Casablanca, Tangier and Marrakech (Morocco), Cairo (Egypt), Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Dakar (Senegal), Johannesburg (South Africa), and Lagos (Nigeria). Under code-sharing it also reaches Nairobi (Kenya), Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth (South Africa), and Agadir, Fez, Oujda, Ouarzate and Laayoune (Morocco).

Flights to Bucharest, Romania, will begin on March 3rd, initially with a frequency of two per week (Saturdays and Sundays), primarily to serve the large Romanian community in Spain.

On weekend days the Bucharest flight will leave Madrid at 09.10 h. and arrive in the Romanian capital at 13.55 h. local time. The return flight will take off at 14.45 h. and land in Madrid at 17.40 h. local time.

The aircraft used on these routes will be Airbus A-319s andA-320s, which Iberia flies to short- and medium-haul destinations in Spain, the EU, and Africa. The modern airliners have the latest technological advances, and are noted for fuel efficiency, low noise, and better customer service.

Today, Iberia is Spain’s leading airline and also leader on routes linking Europe with Latin America. It posted 2005 sales of more than 5,6 billion euros, and net earnings of 396 million euros. It is also distinguished by its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible conduct. Along with its franchise partner Iberia Regional, Iberia operates some 1,000 flights each day to about 100 different destinations. Last year Iberia carried a total of 32.4

million passengers. It is a charter member of the oneworld airline alliance, along with Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LAN Chile, and Qantas.







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