Sunday, January 19, 2014
Air Europa will launch next May, direct flights between Puerto Rico and Spain. Spain-based Air Europa will operate two nonstop flights per week between San Juan and Madrid. The trans-Atlantic route between the two capital cities will be covered by a 299-seat Airbus A-330 aircraft. The service is expected to land 15,000 additional European tourists per year, to the island of Puerto Rico.
Germany’s Condor Airlines is the only other airline currently offering direct flights to Europe from Puerto Rico. Condor Airlines offers twice a week flights between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Frankfurt, Germany.
Air Europa, a privately held carrier, founded in 1986, has a fleet of 44 airplanes and employs some 4,000 people. Air Europa offers connecting flights from Madrid to major European cities including London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Paris, Rome and Moscow.