Iberia Airport Services expects one million passengers this weekend

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The ground services of the Spanish flag carrier will serve over a million passengers during the first weekend of the summer holidays, including nearly 360,000 for the airlines of the Iberia Group.

From June 30 to July 2, 2023, Iberia Airports teams will take care of 3257 flights and plan to process nearly 650,000 pieces of luggage on departure, on arrival and for connections. The handling company, which provides ground services to Iberia and 150 other airlines in 29 Spanish airports, expects passenger volume to be 14% higher than in the first summer weekend of 2022, with the number of flights up 5.5%. Children, once again, will be at the center of the holiday operation from Spanish airports”, Iberia Airport Services having to accompany this weekend more than 3200 minors traveling alone.

A third of Iberia Airport Services customers “belong” to the Iberia Group (the eponymous regular company, the low cost Iberia Express and Iberia Regional) which will transport from Friday to Sunday nearly 360,000 passengers, or 16.2% more than last year. Most of these passengers will have their origin/destination at the airport of Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarezwhere the Iberia group will operate a total of 1,214 flights this weekend, including departures and arrivals, almost 5% more than in 2022.

The alliance company Oneworld has programmed significant growth for this summer in its main markets, underlines its press release: the United States and Latin America (mainly Colombia, Mexico and Peru) and “15 attractive summer destinations, notably in Croatia, Italy , Greece and Portugal” with Iberia Express.

To these scheduled flights, Iberia will add more than 300 charter flights in July, August and September, which is 9.4% more than last year. These types of operations are organized for a specific route and date and are primarily intended for cruise passengers : flights to Bari, Hamburg, Athens, Catania and Venice for Costa Cruceros and MSC, to Tirana for the Spanish agency W2M, and to Egypt for Sama Travel.

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