AirEuropa’s arrival in Montevideo, Uruguay, from Madrid marks the first and only nonstop service between the South American capital and Europe. Celebrating in Montevideo were Liliam Kechichian, Uruguayan Minister of Tourism and Sport; Richard Clarck, AirEuropa's Commercial Director; Danilo Astori, Uruguay's Vice President; Enrique Pintado, Minister of Transport and Public Works; and Eduardo Acosta, Director of Montevideo's Carrasco Airport.
The Uruguayan Embassy in London and AirEuropa’s UK team, represented by Ambassador Julio Moreira Morán and Colin Stewart, the airline’s GM UK, threw a reception for the travel trade representatives to celebrate the addition of Montevideo to the carrier’s network. The carrier now offers connections from London Gatwick to nine destinations in Latin America via Madrid. Check anna.aero next week for anna.aero’s interview with Colin Stewart.
Celebratory cake and traditional entertainment were prepared to welcome AirEuropa’s arrival in La Coruña
- AirEuropa inaugurated services on the 9,900-kilomtere route from its Madrid (MAD) hub to Montevideo (MVD), becoming the only carrier to serve Uruguay nonstop from Europe on 3 June. In fact, the only other carrier to operate in the market is Air France, which offers five-weekly services via Buenos Aires Ezeiza. AirEuropa uses A330-200s to operate the thrice-weekly route. In addition, on the same day, the Spanish carrier inaugurated services from Madrid to La Coruña (LCG) in north-western Spain, and now offers 26 weekly frequencies on the route, which it operates using E190s. Competition comes from Iberia, which serves this domestic market with five more weekly flights than AirEuropa does.