Iberia will resume flights from Madrid to Faro and Funchal in the summer
Iberia announced today that it will resume flights Madrid-Faro and Madrid-Funchal in the summer, further strengthening the offer of seats compared to the previous year.
In addition to the usual routes between Lisbon and Porto with the Spanish capital, Iberia will again operate at Faro and Funchal airports from Madrid, with the start of the summer season, as well as flights between Funchal and Santiago de Compostela, once a week.
From Faro airport, Iberia will offer 145% more seats compared to last year, because flights to and from Madrid will be operated with A320 aircraft, which have the capacity to carry between 141 and 200 passengers. The frequency will be four per week until October 26, except for the months of July and August, during which five and eight weekly flights will operate, respectively.
In relation to Funchal, the operator in charge of the connections with Madrid will be Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, a company of regional flights of the Spanish carrier, that will resume the flights on April 13, three months before the beginning of the summer season, twice a week.
In August, Iberia will offer daily flights between Funchal and Madrid and this route should last until the end of October.
With this offer, Iberia increases capacity on the Funchal-Madrid route by about 64% compared to the summer season last year.
Between July 19 and August 30, Iberia Regional Air Nostrum will also operate one flight per week from Funchal to Santiago de Compostela.
Iberia has been flying to Portugal since May 1, 1939, the date of the inauguration of the Madrid-Lisbon route, the first international connection of the Spanish carrier.
Iberia operates 132 weekly flights between Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Funchal and Madrid and in 2019, will offer more than 1.10 million seats on flights between Portugal and Spain, up 7.56% more than in the previous year.
Together with the subsidiary Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, Iberia offers around 600 flights per day with a fleet of about 135 aircraft.