AirEuropa becomes second airline to connect Europe and Uruguay; adds new domestic route in Spain
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.