Undertaking the ribbon cutting in Madrid for Iberia Express’ new four times weekly service to Stuttgart and thrice-weekly operation to Hannover were: Ulrike Bohnet, Director, German National Tourist Board in Spain & Portugal; Mar de Miguel, CEO, Madrid Destino; Peter Tempel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU; Silvia Mosquera, Commercial Director, Iberia Express; and Elena Mayoral, Madrid Airport Director.
Handling the scissors at the other end of one of the routes in Stuttgart were: Juan Miguel Ferreira, Airport Service Manager, Iberia Express; Luis Gómez de Aranda, Consul of the Spanish Embassy for Baden-Württemberg; Paloma Utrera Martínez, Sales Manager, Iberia Express; Jörg Im Wolde, Senior Director Sales and Marketing Aviation, Stuttgart Airport; and Débora Torres Escuriola, Director Ground Operations, Iberia Express.
- Iberia, flying under the auspices of its Iberia Express brand, has joined its Madrid (MAD) hub with the German cities of Hannover (HAJ) and Stuttgart (STR). Both sectors will face no direct city pair competition and the duo are flown by Iberia Express’ A320s. Beginning on 25 October, the 1,670-kilometre sector to Hannover will be operated thrice-weekly, while the 1,362-kilometre sector to Stuttgart will be flown four times weekly and starts a day later. Both Hannover and Stuttgart are bases for Lufthansa’s LCC germanwings which operated the Stuttgart-Madrid route between 2006 and 2010, and currently serves the Spanish capital from Düsseldorf and Hamburg.