Spanair announces new flight schedule



3 September 2009


Spanair has published its new Flight Schedule for the summer season, starting March 29 and running to October 24.

With this program, Spanair continues to commit itself as the second leading airline operating in Spain in number of passengers and as the first alternative from Barcelona airport, maintaining numerous connections through its two main hubs based in Madrid and Barcelona. It also offers 24 international routes operated in code share with its Star Alliance partners.

In the summer season, Spanair will operate a total of 756 domestic weekly flights to/from Barcelona and 740 international flights; it will operate 660 international flights and 550 domestic flights to/from Madrid. In both cases code-share flights and those destinations operated by Star Alliance partners are included.

Moreover, the Winter 2009/2010 Schedule is already available in order to allow the passengers to purchase their tickets in advance.

Summer 2009 Schedule

Over 47.500 flights and 67 domestic routes

Spanair offers for the summer season more than 47,500 flights spread over 67 routes (21 mainland routes, including the Air Shuttle service Barcelona-Madrid), 27 to the Canary Islands, 6 to the Balearic Islands and 13 international destinations).

Furthermore, the company offers an additional 20 international destinations from Madrid and 19 from Barcelona in collaboration with its Star Alliance partners enabling it to position itself as the number one airline from Barcelona in the number of weekly flights offered and destinations served.

The Canary Islands: over 7,000 flights, over 1,200,000 seats and 10 additional routes in the summer.

Spanair maintains its commitment with the Canary Islands offering numerous routes and connections, matching the needs of the residents of the islands and the passengers who travel for business or leisure.

Next summer, Spanair will 2 weekly flights from Madrid to Fuerteventura and 3 to South Tenerife. It will also increase from 2 to 4 its direct frequencies to Lanzarote, completing its service from Barcelona to the Canary Islands as it maintains its daily flights to Tenerife and Las Palmas.

With this schedule, Spanair will be the only airline serving 5 direct destinations between Barcelona and the archipelago, and the only one flying as well to Fuerteventura and South Tenerife. The 50 weekly flights planned between the Catalan capital and the archipelago set Spanair as the best alternative in this market in flights and seats offered.

The company will still be flying daily between Madrid and the following islands: Las Palmas (5 daily frequencies), North Tenerife (4), Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and South Tenerife (1). Between Bilbao and South Tenerife there will be 3 weekly frequencies, 3 to Lanzarote and 1 to Las Palmas. Furthermore, weekly flights between South Tenerife and Malaga, Valencia and Santiago will continue, as well as the connection between Valencia and Lanzarote.

From the 27th July and until 6th September Spanair will be offering 10 additional direct connections between the mainland and the Canary Islands:

- From Seville to Las Palmas, South Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
- From Santiago de Compostela to Las Palmas, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
- From Vigo to Las Palmas and South Tenerife.
- From Bilbao to Fuerteventura.

Over 350 weekly flights to Balearic Islands

With the new Flight Schedule for the summer, Spanair will be the airline with the largest number of weekly flights linking the Balearics with Barcelona and Madrid, with 352 in total and the only operator who offers 3 connections between the islands with Madrid and Barcelona, as well as it keeps multiple daily flights between the two capitals and the islands Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.

Furthermore, Spanair will be the company with more daily frequencies from/to each island and Madrid and Barcelona: 8 between Barcelona and Mallorca, 7 between Madrid and Mallorca, 4 between Barcelona and Menorca, 3 between Madrid and Menorca, 3 between Barcelona and Ibiza and 3 between Madrid and Ibiza.

Mainland: a new route and over 800 weekly flights

With regard to the mainland routes, Spanair will offer 820 weekly flights in 21 domestic routes. The company will also offer service in 138 flights in the Air Shuttle service Barcelona-Madrid: 12 dailies from Monday to Friday; 4 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday.

To complete its commitment with Barcelona Airport, the company will open from Sunday 3rd May a new daily route to connect Barcelona and Almeria, departing from Barcelona at 10:45 a.m. and arriving to Almeria at 12:45 p.m. By this way Spanair completes its service to Almeria, as it already operates a direct flight to Madrid.

The flight between Barcelona and Seville is the other important novelty: it will depart at 10:25 a.m. from El Prat, completing the service offered between the Catalan capital and the Andalusian city.

On the other hand, Spanair has changed the schedule between Barcelona and Jerez de la Frontera, and will operate it in the afternoon. By this way Spanair offers the only option to fly to Barcelona in the afternoon and it improves remarkably the connection flights. The flight will depart from Barcelona at 13:50 p.m. and at 16:10 from Jerez.

The offer of mainland flights are in accordance with the concerns of passengers both in leisure or business, by offering many schedules and frequencies, highlighting the routes to and from Bilbao, A Coruña, Valencia, Mallorca, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Malaga or Seville, where up 8 daily frequencies are operated.

International routes

With regard to the International routes, Spanair continues operating 220 weekly direct flights:

- From Barcelona to Algiers, Banjul, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Munich.
- From Madrid to Banjul, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Frankfurt.
- From Bilbao to Valencia and Munich.
- From Malaga and Copenhagen.
- From Malaga and Copenhagen.

Furthermore, Spanair operates code-shared flights from several Spanish cities to Bangkok, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Warsaw, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Tallinn, Oslo, Lisbon, Porto, London, Riga, and Philadelphia, and others.

For furthermore details about the Spanair Summer 2009 Schedule, flights operated by the company, its code shared flights and other Star Alliance destinations in Spain, log on to Spanair.com.


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