22/03/2017

Iberia launches EuroAirport - Madrid Flights

•    Starting on Sunday, the Spanish airline will fly every day but Thursdays

•    More than 59,000 seats will be available on this new route in 2017

Starting Sunday, 26 March 2017, Iberia will fly once a day except for Thursdays from EuroAirport to Madrid. The airline’s new route enhances connecting options for customers living in the Basel area, Alsace and South Western Germany, who will be able to fly easily via Madrid to further destinations in Spain, Portugal, Africa and Latin America. 

The flight schedule for the EuroAirport - Madrid route is as follows:

 

Flight no.

 

From

 

Departs

 

To

 

Arrives

 

IB3261

 

EuroAirport

 

18:40

 

Madrid

 

20:50

 

IB3260

 

Madrid

 

15:50

 

EuroAirport

 

18:00



The flights between EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Madrid will be operated with A320 family aircraft, equipped with Business and Economy cabins and which can accommodate from 122 to 200 passengers. The schedule allows convenient connecting flights to many of Iberia’s Spanish destinations, such as Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga, Palma de Majorca, and Seville, to Lisbon in Portugal, and to long-haul destinations such as Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Montevideo, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, and Johannesburg.

Matthias Suhr, CEO of EuroAirport, commented: “Iberia is a completely new airline at EuroAirport and offers both business and economy seats. In addition, the route to Madrid adds a new hub to our existing network. Passengers can easily travel further to other destinations in Spain, Portugal, Africa and Latin America. This offers our passengers more choice. Iberia also reinforces the presence of oneworld alliance members at EuroAirport.”

Marco Sansavini, Iberia’s Chief Commercial Director, says: “EuroAirport is at the heart of Europe and serves the Upper Rhine Valley region, an area with a population of more than 5.3 million, highly industrialised and also very attractive for tourists. This new route complements our network in three of our main European markets: Switzerland, France and Germany with a service proposal that fits both Business and leisure passengers alike.”

In 2017, Iberia will offer around 60,000 seats on this new route. EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is Iberia’s third Swiss destination, its 7th destination in Germany and its 11th in France. Altogether, Iberia operates 614 flights every week to these three countries.

While Iberia is one of the most experienced international airlines as it is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year, the airline has been undergoing a change process to increase its efficiency and productivity, as well as to improve its customer service and to adapt it to their needs. The Spanish airline has refurbished its long-haul aircraft with new Business and Tourist cabins, is currently renewing its long-haul fleet, and will soon launch its new Premium Economy class on some of its long-haul destinations. According to Flightstats, Iberia was world’s most punctual carrier in 2016.

About EuroAirport

EuroAirport is served by over 20 scheduled airlines and offers direct flights to over 90 destinations in more than 30 countries. Thanks to the strong presence of airlines that belong to the Star Alliance, oneworld or SkyTeam alliances, EuroAirport can offer several intercontinental connections per day via the main European hubs (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Istanbul and Barcelona). With 7.3 million passengers in 2016, EuroAirport posted a near to 4 % increase in passenger traffic compared with the previous year (7.1 million).

About Iberia

Iberia is the leading carrier on routes between Europe and Latin America and it flies to 124 destinations in 48 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 600 flights each day with a fleet of some 135 aircraft. It offers easy and convenient connections at its hub in T4 in Madrid-Barajas airport. Iberia was the world’s most punctual airline in 2016, according to Flightstats. The airline is a member of the oneworld alliance that operates more than 14,000 daily flights to some 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries. For more information, please visit http://grupo.iberia.es

For reservations, consult www.iberia.com