Air Europa adds new South American destination; launches flights from Madrid to Brussels
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.