Iberia Express starts flights from Riga to Madrid


From 2 July Spain’s budget airline Iberia Express returns to Riga International Airport where for the second year running it will operate a direct connection between Riga and Madrid. From July 2nd until August 31st, the airline will fly to the Latvian city with two weekly frequencies (Tuesday and Saturday).

With this route Iberia Express in July completes its international offer, which now totals seven destinations from Madrid: Athens, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Riga and St. Petersburg. All these flights are in turn connected with Iberia’s network, including the wide long-haul network in the USA and Latin America.

Additional facts:
Iberia Express, a subsidiary of Iberia, operates short and medium-haul routes and provides direct traffic as well as feeding Iberia's long-haul network. The company is amongst one of the most punctual airlines in Europe, reaching a punctuality level of 96.4% in May. Iberia Express is a member of oneworld, an alliance of eleven airlines, which offers passengers a fleet of 2,500 aircraft operating 8,750 daily flights to 800 international destinations around the world in 150 countries.

The company operates in code share with Iberia, LAN Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air Berlin, Japan Air Lines, American Airlines, Avianca, Finnair, British Airways and Siberia Airlines.

Visual materials available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iberiaexpress

Riga International Airport is the leading air traffic hub of the Baltic countries. In the summer season it is possible to travel to 81 destinations from Riga Airport, with flights operated by 19 carriers: airBaltic, Ryanair, Wizz Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Transaero, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, UTair, Norwegian, Aeroflot, Belavia, Finnair, AMC Airlines, Onur Air, Iberia Express, Bulgarian Air Charter, Astra Airlines, SmartLynx.

Information prepared by:

Dace Dricka
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Communications Team
SJSC Riga International Airport
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