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Spanair and Air Europa sign a commerical cooperation agreement (press release)

 


It includes a codeshare product which will expand the customer offering with
more connecting flights, passenger convenience and enhanced benefits for
frequent flyers in both companies
Palma de Mallorca, March 16, 2009. Air Europa and Spanair and have signed a cooperation
agreement that includes codesharing on their combined domestic network, enabling both carriers
to offer customers improved connections and an expanded network.
The codeshare agreement covers 13 domestic routes, taking advantage of the strong network
that both companies operate, providing the Spanish and international travellers more and
enhanced travel alternatives.
This codeshare routes will be effective as of March 29. It will include flights operated between
Madrid and A Coruna, Alicante, Almeria, Bilbao, Jerez, Menorca, Malaga, Santiago de Compostela,
Valencia and Vigo; and from Barcelona to Jerez, Malaga and Seville in the published schedules
and frequencies of each carrier.
Air Europa and Spanair and will build their cooperation, expanding code share routes and
destinations. The partner airlines estimate the enhanced network will generate a significant
increase in passengers to both airlines by improving the travel options available in their core
markets.
This joint commercial cooperation will be a major milestone in the Spanish airline market as it will
offer consumers a wide range of services, including:
More travel options: the combination of Spanair and Air Europa routes and frequencies
will provide passengers with a broader offering and a wider range of connecting flights.
More comfort: the passengers and baggage on connecting flights will be checked
through to their final destination in both airlines and business travellers will enjoy the use
of the respective VIP lounges.
More premium customer benefits: Premium customers from both airlines frequent
flyers will enjoy priority check-in, additional baggage allowance, etc, members of Spanair
Plus and Flying Blue will be able to accrue and redeem miles on both networks.
For María José Hidalgo, Air Europa's CEO "this alliance responds to our traditional policy of
making travel easier for our passengers. For us, it is important that we make travel from any
place in Spain to La Havana, Buenos Aires or Santo Domingo as accessible as possible.".
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For Marcus Hedblom, Spanair's CEO, "This agreement is an important development for the
Spanish market. Spanair and Air Europa will provide a wider range of alternatives for the
travelling public in both the business as well as leisure segments."

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