Iberia slams the pandemic and recovers pre-Covid figures, at least, on the Madrid-Barcelona air bridge. The airline will reinforce its offer between both Spanish cities until it reaches 86 weekly routes. This increase in frequencies will be a fact in the next summer season, which begins on March 25 and will last until the end of October.
The company has informed this Sunday that it will show up to 15 daily flights in each direction, with Wednesdays being the days with the most operations, which, in the summer season, will increase its market share in the air segment between Madrid and Barcelona by 5 percentage points compared to 2019, up to 65%.
All time slots are covered
The Air Shuttle flight schedules cover all time slots, with takeoffs every 30 minutes during rush hour; the first from Madrid and Barcelona at 07:00 in the morning and the last between 21:00 and 21:30.
Iberia has explained that it has achieved a good ‘mix’ of corporate and connection traffic on its Madrid-Barcelona route, which has allowed it to gradually increase frequencies and recover the service prior to the pandemic.
In recent months, the occupancy levels of these flights have already been above 80%, a figure that is close to those registered before the pandemic, Iberia added in a statement.