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Iberia strengthens France and Morocco for the winter

Iberia has unveiled its short and medium-haul flights program for the upcoming winter season, with more flights, more convenient flight schedules and better connections. France will benefit from additional flights to and from Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Nice, while frequencies will be added to Marrakech and Casablanca.

France will host the largest increase in short and medium-haul flights of the Spanish national airline during the winter of 2019-2020, via its regional partner Air Nostrum. From Madrid, there will be up to three daily return flights to Marseille-Provence Airport, an increase of four flights per week compared to last winter. The number of weekly flights to Bordeaux-Mérignac will increase from eight to 18, with up to three daily flights. Lyon-Saint Exupéry and Nice-Côte d’Azur will benefit from two daily return flights, four more per week than last year, while Nantes-Atlantique will be entitled to 13 return flights per week, or five more than last winter. In any case, says Iberia in a statement, the idea is to “cover all hours of the day and offer good connections between the Iberia T4 hub in Madrid and the long-haul flights of the airline”.

The growth of the Oneworld alliance company in Italy next year “follows that of France”, the country being another strategic market for both point-to-point flights and for feeding its long links. Iberia daily flights to Florence will be increased to 10 flights per week, Air Nostrum will provide three daily flights to Bologna, while Turin will be served by daily flights, three more per week compared to last winter.

Iberia will expand into several other strategic markets and will maintain service to Oslo, which was recently launched throughout the winter, with four flights a week.

Similarly, enhanced flights to Athens and Budapest will continue this summer, with six weekly flights to each during the winter season. In Germany, Iberia will increase the frequency of flights to Hamburg from seven to eleven weekly rotations. Iberia will continue to serve Zagreb during the winter season, with three flights a week, instead of the two operated last year.

In Africa, in addition to adding Cairo to its list of destinations from next March, Iberia will also develop in Marrakech, reaching two flights daily. At the same time, Casablanca will also benefit from two daily flights, operated by Air Nostrum.

Finally in Spain, the Madrid – Coruña route will see its offer increase by 22% next winter, thanks to four additional weekly flights operated by Air Nostrum still under the banner Iberia Regional. The capacity to Bilbao will increase by 16% compared to last winter, thanks to the use “on many flights” of Airbus A321 with 220 seats.

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