The seat offer between both destinations will increase 150% in a few weeks.
“We will increase the frequencies to Montevideo to 5 a week starting in June,” they confirmed from Iberia before a query from HOSTELTUR regarding their frequencies from Madrid to the Uruguayan capital. The advance of vaccination and the European opening allow increases in the programming of seats between Europe and South America.
The two weekly frequencies that Iberia currently has between Madrid and Montevideo, operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a capacity for 288 passengers, will increase to five from June, Iberia sources told HOSTELTUR.
In this way, the offer of seats between both destinations will increase 150% within a few weeks.
Iberia made clear last week the importance of Montevideo on its route map, as this was the destination chosen to implement the company’s first IATA Travel Pass experience on a flight to Latin America. See: Montevideo is chosen by Iberia to launch the IATA digital passport
When the pandemic was declared and Uruguay closed its borders, Iberia canceled its flights for about four months. It was the first company to return to Uruguay since July 5, 2020. First with a weekly frequency, which gradually increased to four in a few weeks between October and December. See: Point to point: Iberia returns to Uruguay and flights will be full
With the new restrictions and the growth of infections in Uruguay – whose citizens lost their status of free entry to Europe – the frequencies were cut and since January they operate two weekly flights.
This week Iberia announced the return to several cities in South America and the Caribbean, such as Cali, Guayaquil and San Juan de Puerto Rico. See: Colombia, Ecuador and Puerto Rico recover Iberia routes