Spain’s Air Europa Increases Flights to Cuba After Iberia Drops Them

Air Europa plane – copyright todoincluido, Creative Commons License


Looks like at least one Spanish airline is going to benefit from the mismanagement and lies at Iberia. Spain’s Air Europa has just announced it will be increasing the number of flights it runs from Madrid to Havana, Cuba, adding an extra three flights a week. The increased number of flights by Air Europa will begin on April 1st, 2013. And no, neither the flights nor the announcement have anything to do with April Fool’s Day.

Just in case you weren’t aware, Iberia announced only two weeks ago that they were stopping flying to Santa Domingo and Havana as they were ‘restructuring’. This after they laid off more than a quarter of their workforce, 4,500 employees, after saying at the beginning of the year when they started their new budget airline, Iberia Express, that would never happen.

At the present time, Air Europa has one flight a day going from Madrid’s Barajas Airport to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana but, at the beginning of April, 2013, they will have two flights per day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Madrid and the same number of flights returning from Havana. All Air Europa flight from Spain to Cuba will be by Airbus 330-200.

Add Air Europa to Spanish airlines I’m liking even more, as I continue to make sure I never fly Iberia again.

You can find out more about Air Europa’s new flights from Madrid to Havana by checking the airline’s website.