Celebrating the arrival of Air Europa to Brussels with a themed cake were Léon Verhallen, Brussels Airport’s Head of Aviation Marketing; Felipe Formariz, Director of the Tourist Office of Spain in Brussels; and Imanol Perez, Air Europa’s Director Marketing & Sales.
Santa Cruz Viru Viru welcomed Air Europa’s inaugural service with thick fog. Aerosur previously operated the route before it run into financial trouble earlier this year.
- Air Europa launched its fifth route from Madrid (MAD) to South America on 29 November, and now offers twice-weekly flights to Santa Cruz Viru Viru (VVI). Services on the 8,900-kilometre route to Bolivia’s main airport are operated using the A330-200. Olavi Linkola, the airline’s GM Bolivia, commented: “Dynamic growth not only in Bolivia but in the region as a whole is not a secret. The new route will help us grow in South America as the economic exchange between Spain and Bolivia increases.” Air Europa will face competition on the route when Boliviana de Aviación launches its four weekly services on 7 December. In addition, Air Europa commenced flights from the Spanish capital to Brussels (BRU), a route on which its 13 weekly flights challenge Iberia’s 26 and Brussels Airlines’ 11 weekly frequencies. All operations are carried out using E190s.