Iberia adds two destinations in West Africa from Madrid; adds services from Palma de Mallorca to Perpignan
On 13 July, Iberia commenced twice-weekly stopping services on the new route from Madrid (MAD) to Nouakchott (NKC). Flights to the capital of Mauretania in West Africa are operated using A321 equipment via Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The new service is geared at the growing trade exchange between Spain and Mauretania, in particular within the fishing industry. On 18 July, the airline also launched twice-weekly services from Madrid to Accra (ACC) in Ghana. The new route is operated with 122-seat A319 aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays, becoming the only non-stop service between the two countries. In addition, on 14 July, the airline launched services on the 350-kilometre route from Palma de Mallorca (PMI) in the Balearic Islands, to Perpignan (PGF) in the south-western corner of France’s Mediterranean coast. The weekly seasonal service will be operated until early September with Air Nostrum’s fleet of CRJ200s.