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Spain's Iberia returns to Carrasco with 2.300 seats a week on the Montevideo-Madrid route

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 06:34 UTC
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Spain's flag carrier Iberia made its return to Uruguay on Monday after being out of the South American country's market for 18 months, marking the resumption of a route that will offer up to 2,300 seats to travelers on a weekly basis. Iberia, a unit of IAG, will be providing service on the Madrid-Montevideo and Montevideo-Madrid route with four weekly flights. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “With this route, we are bolstering our leadership between Europe and Latin America, which is our most important mark“ said Iberia's Gallego ”

    No mention of improving the abysmal “service” while in flight.

    We NEVER use this carrier; they don’t give a damn about their customers.

    BTW, it’s NOT costing the Uruguayan Treasury, it’s costing the citizens of Uruguay who have to pay the highest fuel costs on the planet it seems, many of whom will never get the money to use international air travel.

    Was Pepe’s bestist mate, Public Works and Transport Minister Enrique Pintado, remembering his part in the Pluna fiasco when he made his ludicrous claims about Iberia? I bet not.

    Sep 02nd, 2014 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    Iberia needs to improve its service if they want to be up there with the big boys.....
    and it needs to compete....

    Sep 03rd, 2014 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Wasn't Iberia taken over by British Airways?

    Sep 03rd, 2014 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 redp0ll

    Yes, they did and it took then until February this year to put them into the black.

    I know that ElaineB disagrees with me on this but British Airways have always been poor as far as I am concerned and I stopped flying with them 25 years ago.

    Pehaps they have improved: I wouldn't know and care even less.

    Sep 03rd, 2014 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    I won't fly with them either. Last time I did they messed up my booking. When I politely tried to complain they were extremely aggressive and implied it was all my fault.
    Hopefully I will never have to fly with them again ever

    Sep 03rd, 2014 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Unsurprisingly really. The old, and financially profitable route to Caracas is now defunct, airlines new, old and resurgent need to to make their aircraft viable. No one is flying to VNZLA anymore. They need other routes.
    VZLA owes $4.5 billion in unpaid airflight bills. Why bother servicing it anymore? Open up new routes, Sound business sense.
    When wiil they learn?

    Sep 06th, 2014 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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