Spanish airline Iberia has announced plans to operate at least four weekly flights between Faro Airport and Madrid. Daily flights will also be operated between Funchal and Madrid over the course of the summer schedule. According to Iberia, by reintroducing these routes they aim to further strengthen the offer of seats and improve on the number available during the previous year.
Iberia are aiming to offer 145 per cent more seats on flights to and from Faro Airport compared to last year. The flights operated over the summer months will use A320 planes, which have a larger capacity of seats available. These planes will be able to seat between 141 and 200 passengers, allowing more people to travel to Faro and other destinations. The four-time weekly flight schedule from Madrid to Faro will continue until 26 October, with the potential for five flights in July and eight in August.
The continuation of flights to and from Faro Airport comes as part of Iberia’s plans to offer more flights to different destinations and to increase the number of seats available. The newly resumed route from Madrid to Funchal, for example, will be taking place twice a week and began on the 13th of this month, three months ahead of the start of the summer season. The number of flights is expected to increase in the peak summer season. Iberia have estimated that this will increase capacity by 64 per cent compared to the previous summer season.
Currently, Iberia operate 132 weekly flights between Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Porto and Madrid. The company is aiming to offer more than 1.10 million seats on flights between Portugal and Spain in 2019. This represents 7.56 per cent more than the total number of flights in 2018.
For more information on flights to and from Faro Airport, take a look at our dedicated flights page. We also have live information on arrivals and departures to help you plan your journey before you travel.