Air Madrid plans Barcelona link to South America

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8 August 2005, MADRID – Low-cost airline Air Madrid has announced it intends to start direct flights to South America from Barcelona.

8 August 2005

MADRID – Low-cost airline Air Madrid has announced it intends to start direct flights to South America from Barcelona.

The airline's president Jose Luis Carrillo said the flights would start from 25 October and run to Mexico, Bogota, Cartagena, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Lima and Quito.

"Barcelona will be just as good a market as the Madrid one," said Carrillo, who made the announcement on Sunday in Mexico.

The additional flights will bring the low-cost company's total number of transatlantic links to 62.

Carrillo also said Air Madrid is negotiating to start flights to the Chinese cities of Pekin and Shanghai from Andalucia.

Air Madrid, which is owned by the company Optursa, started up in May 2004 and made a loss of EUR 6 million in its first year. Carrillo said the company was hoping to record a profit of EUR 17 million this year.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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