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Iberia, the Spanish airline, is increasing its direct flights from Panama to Spain to seven. The new offer will start in July and comes as part of the airline’s strong economic growth. The increase in flight frequency further positions the Isthmus as a strategic market that will help improve connectivity between Europe and Central America.
Currently Iberia has around 40 flights a week between Spain and Central America. The Spanish airline also has partnerships with airlines such as Avianca TACA and COPA, which provide connecting flights via Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica; San Salvador, El Salvador; Managua, Nicaragua; San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa in Honduras.
The airline will also start travelling to new destinations in Europe like Amsterdam, Athens, Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Saint Petersburg during the summer season. The Athens route will open on July 1 with five flights a week. Iberia will also offer two daily flights between Madrid and Amsterdam from July 1. Iberia has also launched new flights to the Dominican Republic and Uruguay that will start on September 1.
In the future Iberia expects that flights will be added to other destinations in Europe and the Middle East.
Iberia’s direct flights will route between Panama and the T4 terminal of the Madrid-Barajas Airport, where the airline has its hub and its distribution center which reach nearly 80 destinations.
The airline is also changing its brand’s image. Its logo will reflect the colors of the Spanish flag, especially red, symbol of Spanish vitality, expression, art and character.