Latin American carrier Air Europa is launching a new route from Madrid to Panama City, opening up the narrow strip of Central America to European travellers.
With promotional fares from £439 return, the Panama flight will depart Madrid at 15.05 arriving at 19.40 the same day. The return leg departs at 21.40 arriving in Madrid at 13.15 the next day. The standard lead-in fare is £542 return.
The service will use new 787-Dreamliner aircraft, and begin with five rotations weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), increasing to daily from June 1, 2019.
For British travellers, Air Europa operates twice-daily flights between Madrid and Gatwick; the airline is a member of the Sky Team alliance and has frequent connections to Madrid from other European cities.
Colin Stewart, Air Europa’s UK director, said: “Recife in Brazil and Ecuador’s capital, Quito, are the two most recently added destinations to the Air Europa network and have both shown steady growth, with last December and January showing the highest revenue on both routes.
“After the Panama launch in February 2019, a new service to Iguazu, Argentina, is scheduled to start in June.”
Travel agents can get involved with an online training course at onlinetraveltraining.com. There are also quarterly agent incentives with prizes relating to Air Europa’s partnership with the Gaucho chain of restaurants. Drop by the stand to find out more.