Iberia Express plans to extend capability to the Canary Islands by 15% this summer season | Economy | EUROtoday

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The low-cost airline Iberia Express introduced this Thursday that it’ll supply greater than two million seats with the archipelago this summer season, which represents 15% extra capability than in 2023 and nearly 40% extra in comparison with 2019. The advisor delegate of the IAG subsidiary, Carlos Gómez, additionally assured this Thursday that the absorption of Air Europa by the corporate, which is at present being negotiated, is not going to lead, in any case, to the lack of seats with the archipelago. . “With absolute certainty we will continue to grow” within the Canary Islands, the corporate's “first market,” in accordance with what he acknowledged in statements to the media.

Gómez spoke at an occasion in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria during which he celebrated that the corporate has already exceeded 20 million passengers within the Canary Islands after 12 years of operations with the archipelago and practically 130,000 flights. He prevented, in any case, commenting on the Air Europa buy course of. On April 26, the EU Competition Directorate-General printed a report of objections to Air Europa's entry into the holding which already brings collectively British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus. This Thursday, the president of Iberia, Marco Sansavini, assured on the CREO discussion board of Five days that the corporate is “open” to creating new flight concessions to its rivals to maneuver ahead with the combination and predicted that Brussels' resolution on the combination could possibly be prolonged till the tip of summer season.

Before the Iberia Express celebration occasion, the Minister of Tourism and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, Jessica de León, had instructed the media that the Executive stays “expectant” in regards to the course of opened by the Spanish-British group.

During the 2024 summer season season – between April and the tip of October – Iberia Express will function as much as 9 each day flights in every course with Gran Canaria, as much as 10 with Tenerife, three with Lanzarote, one other two with Fuerteventura and as much as two each day flights with La Palma. .

The firm additionally highlighted that fifty% of its flights with the Canary Islands use A321Neo plane, probably the most superior and sustainable Airbus mannequin for brief and medium-haul flights, with engines which can be 50% quieter and cut back gas consumption and CO₂ emissions by 18%.

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