On June 2nd 2007 Iberia Airlines will start flying from the U.S. capital to Madrid five times per week with perfect connections to all Spanish cities. It will be the only airline offering non-stop flights between Washington, D.C. and Spain. On May 6th 2007 the Spanish airline will begin flights from Boston to Spain as well.
On June 2nd Iberia will launch a new service connecting Washington, D.C. and Madrid, Spain, becoming the sole airline to offer non-stop flights between the two capital cities.
The new route is intended to meet the growing demand for flights from/to the U.S. capital of official bodies in the United States, Spain and other countries of Southern Europe; technology companies with activities in Washington or in neighboring Maryland and Virginia; American and Spanish university students in foreign study programs; and members of Washington, D.C.’s large Spanish community.
In addition, the direct Washington-Madrid flights will be an excellent option for travelers to and from the neighboring cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Iberia has scheduled the Washington-Madrid flights on Mondays,
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. It will use its modern fleet of 260-seat Airbus A-340s, equipped with Iberia’s renowned “Business Plus” comfort and equipment for business travelers.
The flights will depart from Dulles International Airport at 18:00 and land in Madrid-Barajas at 7:20 the following morning. The return flights will leave Madrid at 13:15, reaching Washington D.C. at 16:00.
Iberia also offers good connections from its Washington, D.C. flights to an additional 20 Spanish cities, 35 points elsewhere in Europe, and the nine African cities served by the airline.
Iberia’s stronger focus on the United States travel market this summer extends beyond the new direct service between Washington, D.C. and Madrid. Starting on May 6th, the Spanish airline will launch non-stop services to Boston, Massachusetts, making five flights per week.
Iberia is also adding four flights to New York each week, which will add up to two flights per day. Two additional weekly flights to Chicago will ensure one direct flight per day and three extra flights to and from Miami will raise the total to 10 flights per week.
Under code-shares with American Airlines, Iberia will offer services to an additional 16 US cities — Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Saint Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.