Home to ancient cultures and breathtaking landscapes, luxurious beaches and sophisticated metropolises, Latin America continues to delight, enthrall and intrigue visitors from around the world. The region is becoming increasingly popular among leisure travellers and businesses seeking new opportunities in what is a dynamic and fast-developing region. From five-star accommodation by the sea in Santo Domingo, to the nostalgic beauty of Buenos Aires; the booming financial district of Lima, to the immensity of the Amazon Rainforest; the joyous carnivals of Salvador de Bahia, to the ancient Inca trail through the Andes – Latin America is definitely an inspiring destination.
Air Europa prides itself on being the pioneer in connecting the British market to this vibrant region, offering affordable flights to a wide range of destinations, including Buenos Aires, Lima, Salvador de Bahia, Caracas, Havana, Santo Domingo, Cancun and Punta Cana. The airline’s newest route takes passengers to Santa Cruz, in the economic heart of Bolivia.
In order to meet demand, from April the airline will increase flights to Havana in Cuba and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and from June will operate a new service to Montevideo, Uruguay, flying three times a week. These services can be combined with add-ons upon booking, thereby offering travellers a genuine network to explore the whole region. Furthermore, the Flying Blue loyalty scheme allows members to earn miles by flying with Air Europa; these can also be spent on hotel stays, car rentals and a whole range of other services.
Since March 2009 Air Europa has been operating a twice-daily service between London Gatwick and Madrid with quick connection times opening up this exciting and dynamic region to the British market. The airline also has European bases in Italy, France and Portugal, which help feed into long-haul flights from its hub in Madrid. “As we continue to grow and add new destinations, we are more determined than ever to consolidate our status as the gateway to Latin America,” said Colin Stewart, UK General Manager at Air Europa.
These long-haul flights have an average connection time of just two hours and offer very competitive prices. With over 25 years experience and one of the world’s most modern fleets, the airline is continuing to consolidate its position. Such value and experience has seen Air Europa named as the Best Economy Airline, South America in the Business Destinations Travel Awards, as voted by a vast and diverse cross section of primary users and purchasers of corporate travel.
“The whole Air Europa team is delighted to be named Economy Airline of the Year, South America,” said Stewart. “As the Latin American specialists, we know what makes a passenger feel they are receiving great value for money when travelling to Latin America, so we constantly endeavour to offer our customers excellent comfort at competitive prices, quick connection times and generous baggage allowance.”
In for the long-haul
With a fleet of over 35 aircraft each at an average age of just 3.5 years, Air Europa is one of the world’s most modern airlines. All long-haul flights use the Airbus 330-200 aircraft, with a capacity of 299 passengers, including 24 business class seats designed for maximum privacy and comfort. Economy travellers benefit from free seat selection up to 48 hours before departure, quality meals, seatback TVs and generous baggage allowance.
Additionally, through its partnership agreement with Optiontown, the leader in dynamic travel options, Air Europa is endeavouring to make business class accessible to more economy passengers than ever, through the upgrade travel option UTo. This enables travellers to apply for an upgrade to business class for a small fee.
If you fly in business class, you will be offered substantial baggage allowance for check-in and carry-on luggage, exclusive check-in counters and priority luggage unloading; you will also have full access to VIP lounges. Once on the plane you can indulge in exquisitely prepared meals made with the finest Mediterranean ingredients and relax in specially designed ergonomic seats, which can be angled to lie flat. There is also an on-demand personal entertainment system and you will earn additional Flying Blue reward miles.
A worldwide network
The Latin American specialist is a full member of the SkyTeam alliance, meaning the airline has access to their worldwide network, allowing passengers to benefit from easy connections via the best hubs in the world, assistance in planning trips, first-class services to meet passengers’ needs and frequent-flyer bonuses. Business class passengers can benefit from SkyPriority, a series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered exclusively for customers with SkyTeam alliance airlines; this ensures a common and consistent standard for priority airport services across the alliance.
Air Europa is one of the most environmentally friendly airlines in the world. It has been recognised as the most efficient airline for medium and short-haul flights by Atmosfair, a German organisation specialising in the environmental performance of airlines. The airline is continually renewing its fleet and it is the only Spanish airline certified in all areas of quality, safety and environment.
As well as being a member of SkyTeam Alliance it is also part of Globalia Corporation. Air Europa was the first private Spanish airline to operate scheduled flights, and is proud to offer passengers the highest quality standards in air travel, backed up by 25 years experience and one of the world’s most modern fleets of aircraft.
Further information: Tel: 0871 423 0717; www.aireuropa.com