Madrid. – The opening of new transoceanic routes and the gradual addition of five new Boeing 787-9, three with seating for 333 and two with seating for 339, will translate into an 8.5% increase in the number of long-haul seats that Air Europa will offer in 2019.
In June 2019, the air division of the Globalia tourism group will open routes to Panama, Iguazu and Medellin, and it will fly to these destinations on board its fleet of Dreamliners, an airliner specially designed for long-distance flights, which can reduce travel time by 40 minutes and that combines exceptional environmental performance with maximum comfort.
The opening of these routes is part of the expansion plan that the airline is carrying out and that boosts Air Europa’s standing as a leader in connecting Europe and America.
The airline will start flying to Iguazu and Medellin on 1 June, and on the 3rd of that same month, it will open its route to Panama.
The start of flights to Medellin confirms the airline’s commitment to Colombia, where Bogota is already a destination of its Dreamliner fleet. Air Europa will offer three weekly flights to Medellin, specifically on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and it will operate two weekly flights to Iguazu, on Saturdays and Thursdays.
As for Panama, the airline will offer five weekly flights, boosting its presence in Central America, which it has serviced since mid-2017 with flights to Honduras.
With these three new routes, Air Europa guarantees perfect connections in its Madrid hub with 22 domestic destinations and 16 European destinations, with transfer times ranging from 60 to 120 minutes.
The increase in long-haul seats by more than 245,000 with respect to 2018 also signals the gradual arrival of five new 787-9 Dreamliners. This technologically advanced aircraft is leading the second phase to modernise the Air Europa fleet, with 20% lower fuel consumption and emissions, and 60% lower noise emissions. By 2022, Air Europa will have added a total of seventeen new B787-9.