The crew of Iberia Express’ first flight from Madrid were welcomed by representatives of Krakow Airport – and indeed proud Poles: Artur Staniszewski, Acting Aviation Services Manager and Monika Pabisek, Acting Spokesperson. The service, which started on 20 June, will be operated twice-weekly.
Cakes and flowers were offered to passengers on the inaugural Iberia Express service from Madrid to Malta. The Iberia in-house LCC will face competition from its airline peers Ryanair and Norwegian on the sector.
- Iberia Express has used the last week to commence eight new services from its Madrid (MAD) base. The longest sector distance of the eight routes was the city pair from Madrid to Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF), at 2,889 kilometres, while the shortest was the 1,315-kilometre link from the Spanish capital to Cork (ORK). The average sector length of the eight new services is 2,200 kilometres. The most competitive of the five routes where there is direct rivalry for the incoming carrier is on the sector to Bucharest, where the four incumbent airlines offer 25 weekly services between them.
||Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)
||Ryanair (4), Norwegian (1)
||TAROM (9), Ryanair (7), Wizz Air (6), Blue Air (3)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 21 June 2016.