Spain is definitely one of our favourite countries to pop away to for a holiday – it’s one of the original timeshare destinations in Europe and has become a mecca for golfers, boasting more courses per head than any other destination the world now.
Getting there is easy if you’re travelling from Europe, but now more long haul flights are opening up too from destinations as diverse as the Middle East and China.
Latest additions to Spanish route services include new or increased flights by Air Europa, Emirates and Air China, which look set to boost visitor numbers to Spain and it looks like more new routes may be in the pipeline for autumn/winter and 2015, too.
UAE’s Etihad Airways has signed an agreement with Air Europa to ensure more flights between Spain and the Middle East.
Then, later this year, there will be more flights between Madrid and Abu Dhabi three times a week giving Middle East residents a greater selection of routes to our favourite Mediterranean destinations such as the Costa Blanca.
Emirates has joined the bandwagon, too, launching the first daily flights between Dubai and Barcelona. Meanwhile, Air China will increase flights from Beijing to Barcelona via Vienna to four times a week.
And across the pond, there will be more flights heading to Spain from the US as well.
From August, Air Europa will up its flights to four times weekly from Miami to Madrid – this is already a popular route, which looks set to increase in the next couple of years, linking two cities that share the same language but could not be more different.
It’ll be easier to get to Spain from northern Europe, as well, later this year. Scandinavia is hot on the tracks as budget airline Norwegian is planning a host of new routes between Hamburg, Cologne and Munich and Malaga and Alicante.
We’ll keep you posted on new updates on any additional routes and flight launch dates as soon as we have them.