Air Europa will be introducing a new service from London Gatwick to the Brazilian city of Recife in December 2017, via Madrid. The twice-weekly route will start on 20 December, operating on Wednesdays and Fridays.
This will be Air Europa’s third Brazilian destination after Salvador de Bahia and Sao Paulo, and uts 20th destination in the Americas. The airline is the only one to offer a direct connection from Madrid to the oldest capital in Brazil. Air Europa maintains a code-sharing agreement with Avianca Brasil, with a codeshare on several weekly domestic flights, which links Recife to other parts of the country.
Air Europa’s UK managing director Colin Stewart said: “We are thrilled about the launch of this route – particularly as Air Europa will be the first airline to fly from London to Recife via Madrid. As our third Brazilian destination, this consolidates our presence in the country.”
Recife, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil, is located in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco where highlights include Olinda, famous for its Carnival, and World Heritage site, Fernando de Noronha archipelago.