‘Renewed’ Iberia back in African skiesMTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IBERIA, the flag carrier of Spain, has resumed flights to South Africa four years after suspending the route over viability concerns.
It has resumed operations with a sold-out flight.
This will be the only non-stop flight between South Africa and Spain.
The Spanish airline is flying three times a week between Johannesburg and Madrid, the capital city.
Marco Sansavini, Iberia’s Chief Commercial Officer, says with the flight from Johannesburg to Madrid, they are strengthening economic and cultural ties between South Africa and Spain, while also promoting European tourism to South Africa.
“Meanwhile, our South African customers can come to Madrid and avail themselves of the good connections to all our Spanish, European, and American destinations.”
Iberia says it returns to South Africa as a “renewed airline, more efficient, with new aircraft, new long-haul cabins, and new services.”
To link Johannesburg and Madrid it will fly its new twin-engine A330-300s.
Iberia and Comair have agreed to offer flights under code sharing to other destinations in South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
– CAJ News
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