Iberia to Increase Frequencies Between La Coruña and Madrid by 50 Percent
From mid-November, the airline will increase flights between La Coruña and Madrid from 14 to 20 weekly flights, including a conveniently timed schedule allowing for same day returns.
On Wednesday (October 21, 2020), Iberia announced that after an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce and City Council of A Coruña, the carrier will increase frequencies between the city and Madrid by 50 percent. From mid-November, Iberia will increase the number of weekly flights from 14 to 20 with conveniently timed flights departing A Coruña for Madrid at 06:30, 13:35, 17:40 and 21:40 (depending on the day of the week). From Madrid, Iberia guests can seamlessly connect to over 70 destinations in Europe and the Americas. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the Iberia crew will spend the night in A Coruña, allowing for a 06:30 morning departure, making it possible for customers to spend the day in Madrid and take the 19:40 flight home in the evening with a 21:00 return to A Coruña. Iberia hopes the increased route frequencies will help support the resumption of business activity as travel restrictions ease. In Wednesday’s announcement, Iberia’s Director of Institutional Agreements, Victor Moneo, said,
“Our support for companies is total; For the recovery we are convinced that we must invest and bet, and we hope that, after these three months of increased flights in A Coruña, there will be demand to increase capacity even more.”
Wednesday’s announcement also included a statement from the A Coruña Chamber of commerce which reads, in part,
“The achievement of the improvements obtained is excellent news that positions and reinforces the Alvedro Airport, avoiding the loss of business and tourism competitiveness that was occurring to date. It is a matter of special economic and social importance in which we understand there must be a consensus of the political and social actors of A Coruña. We would like to expressly thank Iberia for its commitment to A Coruña, a commitment that is endorsed with this decision, reinforcing the historical link that unites it with our city, having chosen A Coruña for this pilot experience among all possible cities in a similar situation. We also appreciate the facilities given in the negotiation and realization of these new lines…”
Editor’s Note: ‘A Coruña’ is the Galician equivalent of the Spanish ‘La Coruña’; A Coruña Airport was formerly known as Alvedro Airport.