Friday, 25 October 2019

Iberia to reach six new China destinations in cooperation with Hainan Airlines

Thanks to a new code-sharing agreement with the Chinese carrier, Iberia customers can fly non-stop from Madrid to Shenzhen.  Iberia flights to Shanghai will now offer connections to Haikou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen and Xi’an.

Hainan Airlines will offer in code-share Iberia’s three weekly return flights between Madrid and Shanghai

Hainan Airlines is also adding 20 Iberia destinations in Spain, Portugal, and Italy for its customers

China and Spain are better connected by air as of today, thanks to the new code-sharing agreement between Iberia and Hainan Airlines, adding new destinations from each other’s route networks.

PekínIberia customers can now fly direct from Madrid to Shenzhen on a flight operated by Hainan Airlines. Customers flying Iberia to Shanghai can also connect with Hainan Airlines to six other Chinese cities: Beijing, Haikou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi’an, and also to Shenzhen.

Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines is adding its flight code on Iberia’s three weekly Madrid-Shanghai flights, and on flights to 20 other Iberia destinations in Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Majorca, Malaga, Seville, Gran Canaria, La Coruña, Bilbao, Vigo, Tenerife, Pamplona, Jerez, Asturias, Santiago, Lanzarote, and Almeria), Italy (Turin, Milan, and Bologna), and Portugal (Porto)

The code-sharing agreement expands the options available to customers of both airlines, and they have more flight options, can book to any of these destinations using just one ticket and with all rights in the event of missed connections, etc.

Iberia’s Customer and Network Development Manager, María Jesús López Solás, commented: “We’re delighted by this code-sharing accord with Hainan Airlines, because this agreement represents a major step forward in extending our coverage of China and our access to the Chinese market. We are certain that this advance in connectivity will contribute to the growth of tourism in both directions, as well as trade.”

Mr. Liu Jichun, Vice-President of Hainan Airlines, said “Hainan Airlines is always looking for opportunities to provide more options to our customers and to improve the end-to-end travel experience. We are thrilled to be working with Iberia to provide travellers with its renowned Iberia service and product all the way between China and Spain.”

About Iberia: Iberia is the leading carrier on routes between Europe and Latin America and it flies to 136 destinations in 47 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 600 flights each day with a fleet of some 140 aircraft. It offers easy and convenient connections at its hub in T4 in Madrid-Barajas airport. In 2016 and 2017, Iberia was the world’s most punctual airline according to FlightGlobal Incorporating FlightStats, while it was awarded its 4th Skytrax star in 2017. The airline is a member of the oneworld alliance that operates more than 14,000 daily flights to some 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries. For more information, please visit

About Hainan Airlines: As one of the fastest developing airlines in China, Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as "Hainan Airlines") is committed to providing passengers with holistic, seamless and high-quality service. Hainan Airlines’ fleet is composed mainly of Boeing 737s and 787s as well as Airbus 330s and 350s. As of June 30, 2019, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries’ operated on over 1800 domestic and international routes. The extensive routes network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific. Since 2011, Hainan Airlines, with its high-quality service standards and continuous years of service innovation, has won SKYTRAX World’s 5-Star Airlines rating for nine consecutive years, placed 7th in the SKYTRAX “World's Top 10 Airlines of 2019”, becoming the only mainland China-based airline to win the honour. 

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