Iberia (Madrid) is planning to add six new destinations for the next summer season. The flag carrier will add service from Madrid to Budapest (starting on June 2, 2015, three weekly flights), Catania (June 20, one weekly), Florence (March 29, six weekly), Funchal (July 4, twice weekly), Hamburg (March 30, four weekly) and Palermo (June 23, weekly) per Airline Route.
Additionally Iberia Express will add Edinburgh (March 29, four weekly), Naples (June 1, three weekly) and Verona (June 2, three weekly).
Copyright Photo: Iberia’s Airbus A320-214 EC-MCS (msn 6244) taxies at London’ Heathrow Airport.
Atlantic Airways (Vágar) is getting ready to lease out its remaining Avro (BAe) RJ100 (OY-RCC, msn E3357) as it becomes an all-Airbus A319 operator for its prime routes to the Faroe Islands. According to ch-aviation, the company will operate OY-RCC for the last time on August 22 from Reykjavik to Vágar. The company previously issued this statement:
Atlantic Airways’ last “remaining BAe (Avro) RJ100 aircraft in its fleet will be dry leased to Malmø Aviation for a period of 17-30 months with effect by end of August 2014.
The lease is in line with the original plan to phase out the BAe RJ fleet. The lease will not have an impact on expectations for the full-year result in 2014, and is expected to generate a positive cash-flow.
Atlantic Airways will from end August then operate three Airbus A319 aircraft, two Bell 412 helicopters, as well as one AW 139 helicopter from March 2014 due to the temporary off-shore operations in Faroese waters. Atlantic Airways’ future fleet plan will be part of a strategy review during the spring.
The Faroe Islands based carrier focuses primarily on providing the Faroe Islands with air services, but provides also capacity for operations outside the Faroe Islands.”
In other news, Atlantic Airways is expected to operate one of its Airbus A319s for WOW Air.
Copyright Photo: Marco Finelli/AirlinersGallery.com. OY-RCC prepares to land in Florence, Italy on a charter flight.