China and Spain are better connected by air now, owing to the recent 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 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).
María Jesús López Solás, customer and network development manager at Iberia commented: “This agreement represents a major step forward in extending our coverage of China and our access to the Chinese market. This advance in connectivity will contribute to the growth of tourism in both directions, as well as trade.”
Liu Jichun, vice president of Hainan Airlines said: “We will be working with Iberia to provide travellers with its renowned service and product all the way between China and Spain.”