Iberia Express introduces MAD-MAN route

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No trouble cutting that ribbon with those. Wielding the huge scissors are Stephen Turner, Commercial Director Manchester Airport and Trevor Griffith, Head of Revenue Management and Network Iberia Express. Holding the ribbon to the rear is Carlos Holgado, British Airways/Iberia Express General Manager.

  • Iberia Express launched its flights from Madrid (MAD) to Manchester (MAN) on 8 September. The low-cost carrier, will operate its 180-seat A320s on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of October. Throughout the winter season, the airline will offer twice-weekly services between both cities, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. During the traditional ribbon cutting before the departure of the first flight, Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome Iberia Express to Manchester Airport. The airline will provide further choice for customers looking to visit Madrid as well as giving the opportunity to connect to Iberia’s Group extensive route network. The start of this service to Manchester further strengthens our position in the North West and beyond in providing customers with the widest choice of airlines and destinations to choose from.” Iberia Express Head of Revenue Management & Network, Trevor Martin, stated: “The launch of this route is an important milestone for us, as it strengthens our position in the British market where we already offer six routes [Iberia Group]. From now on, our customers will be able to fly from Manchester to Madrid with our airline at competitive prices and enjoying a good, as well as efficient service. Iberia Express was one of world’s most punctual low cost carriers in 2014 and has been able to regain that position during some months this year”. The Iberia Group currently operates 176 weekly flights from the UK airports of London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, Edinburgh, and Manchester to Madrid, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife North and Vigo. Competition on the 1,432-kilometre rotation comes in the shape of Ryanair, which operates a five times weekly service. To see a further breakdown of Iberia Express’ network from Madrid, check out the recent analysis carried out by anna.aero of the hub.

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