Air Europa has added an eighth Dreamliner Boeing 787-8, which began operating on the airline’s Madrid-Lima route last Friday (June 23).
The airline has incorporated eight B787-8 aircraft into its long-haul network in 15 months, becoming the first Spanish airline to have this aircraft.
The rest of the Dreamliner fleet is deployed on Air Europa’s routes to Miami, Bogota, Santo Domingo, Buenos Aires and Havana.
The delivery of the eighth Dreamliner marks the completion of phase one of the airline’s renovation project.
The second phase will gradually introduce 14 Boeing 787-9 aircraft between 2018 and 2022.
The company will also receive 20 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from 2020, marking the completion of its transition to a fleet composed entirely of Boeing aircraft.
Air Europa’s UK director Colin Stewart said: “Since the launch of the route in 2010, Lima has consistently been one of our strongest performing destinations. UK passengers can start their journey in London Gatwick, connect quickly and easily through our Madrid hub, and now enjoy the comforts of the Dreamliner for their onward journey to Peru.”
“With eight Dreamliners now in operation, our ambitions are being realized to become the benchmark airline connecting Europe with the Americas, with a cutting-edge fleet, excellent connectivity and premium onboard services.”
The 787-8 Dreamliner is fuel-efficient, has lower emissions, operating costs and is quiet. Air Europa’s Dreamliner is configured for 296 passengers; 22 in business class and 274 in economy class.
The daily flight to Lima departs London Gatwick at 1720, arriving in Madrid at 2045. The connecting flight leaves Madrid at 2355, arriving in Lima at 0430 (+1) local time. In the other direction, the flight departs Lima at 1115 landing in Madrid at 0525 (+1). The connecting flight to London Gatwick leaves 0745, arriving at 0905.
All flights, European and long haul, arrive and depart from Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport’s Terminal One making transfers quick, with the airline able to offer connections within a 2.5-hour window.