Air Europa has celebrated the arrival of its sixth ‘Dreamliner’ Boeing 787-8, committing the aircraft to its daily Madrid to Havana route.
The flight to Cuba connects with the Air Europa twice-daily flights between London Gatwick and Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport.
Air Europa’s UK director Colin Stewart said: “Havana is one of the most successful routes on our network, it has grown considerably over the past three years and is tipped to become even more popular. UK passengers can connect through quickly and easily, travelling from London Gatwick to Air Europa’s Madrid hub, before enjoying the comforts of the Dreamliner for their onward journey to Cuba.
“By putting the Dreamliner on the Havana route we are emphasizing our commitment to Cuba – both for leisure and corporate travel. With six Dreamliners now used on our long-haul network, and more to come soon, Air Europa is reinforcing its position as the leading airline flying between Europe and South America.
“Air Europa has recently committed to investing $3.5 billion for the purchase of a total of 22 Dreamliners which will be delivered progressively by 2022. With 6 Dreamliners now in operation, and a further 2 to be added this year, the 787-8 Dreamliner is a key part of Air Europa’s constantly expanding fleet. 14 additional 787-9 models will also come into operation over the next few years.
“The 787-8 Dreamliner is fuel-efficient, has lower emissions, operating costs and is quiet. The cabin features are impressive; spacious and elegant and will ensure maximum comfort for Air Europa’s passengers, with a great inflight entertainment system and onboard wi-fi.”
The flight to Havana is timed to depart Madrid at 15h20, arriving in Havana at 20h25 local time. In the other direction, the flight departs Havana at 22h25 landing in Madrid at 11h55 the next day.