China and Spain are better connected by air as of now, thanks to the new codeshare agreement between Iberia and Hainan Airlines.
Iberia customers can now fly direct from Madrid to Shenzhen on a flight operated by Hainan.
Customers flying Iberia to Shanghai can also connect with Hainan Airlines to six other Chinese cities: Beijing, Haikou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi’an, and also to Shenzhen.
Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines is adding its flight code on Iberia’s three weekly Madrid-Shanghai flights, and on flights to 20 other Iberia destinations in Europe.
These include Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Majorca, Malaga, Seville, Gran Canaria, La Coruña, Bilbao, Vigo, Tenerife, Pamplona, Jerez, Asturias, Santiago, Lanzarote and Almeria), Italy (Turin, Milan and Bologna), and Portugal (Porto).
Iberia customer and network development manager, María Jesús López Solás, commented: “We’re delighted by this codeshare accord with Hainan Airlines, because this agreement represents a major step forward in extending our coverage of China and our access to the Chinese market.
“We are certain that this advance in connectivity will contribute to the growth of tourism in both directions, as well as trade.”
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