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Battle looms on Scandinavian Madrid routes

The Spanish airline Air Europa will open routes to Copenhagen and Stockholm in June, which will turn up the heat on the crowded connections.

Battles in the skies are likely this summer on routes between Madrid and both Copenhagen and Stockholm Arlanda.

In mid-June, Spain’s Air Europa introduces new routes to the Danish and Swedish capitals, and the two openings come to already intense competition.

Air Europa lays into the two destinations with three weekly rotations from the Spanish capital, the flights performed with Airbus A330-200 aircraft until mid-September.

The carrier’s arrival escalates competition for travel to and from the Spanish capital. Once it opens, there will be a total of 22 departures every week from CPH to Madrid, divided into five frequencies with Ryanair, seven with Norwegian, seven with Iberia Express and three with Air Europa.

From Stockholm Arlanda from mid-June there will be 17 weekly departures to Madrid, divided into seven with Norwegian, seven with Iberia and three with Air Europa.

Bigger planes
While Ryanair, Norwegian, Iberia Express and Iberia aircraft all operate on flights to Scandinavia, with a maximum capacity of 189 passengers each, Air Europa will surpass this significantly.

Spain’s third largest airline has space for 299 passengers on its A330-200s, of which 24 are business-class seats and the rest economy.

Air Europa will have rotations between Madrid and Copenhagen from June 15 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while departures to and from Stockholm will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 17. The openings are part of the carrier’s strategy to gain a better foothold on the European continent.

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