Thursday, 31 October 2019

Iberia adds four China destinations thanks to agreement with Spring Airlines

Iberia continues to expand in the Chinese market and customers can now book flights via Shanghai to Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, and Changchun, thanks to a new codesharing agreement signed with Spring Airlines. 

Spring Airlines customers can now book flights from Shanghai to Madrid under the Chinese airline flight code on Iberia’s thrice-weekly services between both cities.

Under the code-share agreement, customers of the two airlines will enjoy all the benefits offered to connecting flight passengers: the entire journey on one ticket, a wider choice of flights, guarantees in the event of missed connections, among others.



After last week code-share agreement signed by Iberia with Hainan Airlines to the Chinese cities Haikou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Xi'an, the Spanish airline’s customers can now flight easily to ten destinations in China.

“Thanks to Spring Airlines we’re going to be able to reach more destinations in China and offer our customers more options and a better product. We already have an agreement with Spring whereby our technical crews can fly temporarily on their aircraft, and this is another step forward,” commented Maria José López Solas, Iberia’s Chief Customer and Network Development Officer. 

Wang Zhijie, CEO of Spring Airlines, commented: “It is important to have codeshare cooperation with Iberia. Both of us could fully utilize respective advantages. This cooperation not only enables Iberia to add popular destinations in China, but also makes Spring Airlines' route network reach Europe.”

Spring Airlines is one of the first private airlines in China, it was founded in 2004, with its maiden flight was on 18 July 2005. In January 2015, Spring Airlines became the first Chinese private airline to be listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange. By November 2019, Spring Airlines owns a fleet of 90 A320 aircraft with an average age of 4.3 years. It has 8 domestic and 3 overseas bases, operates over 130 domestic and over 80 international and regional routes. Spring Airlines’ average passenger load factor keeps over 90%. In February 2018, the total number of passengers transported exceeded 100 million. Spring Airlines is the first Chinese private airline to earn top safety award from CAAC. The company has over 1,000 pilots and many captains have been awarded "Civil Aviation Gold Medal". In 2017 and 2018, Spring Airlines has been ranked No.1 for on-time performance among all airlines in China.












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