Spanish airline Air Europa a subsidiary of Globalia Corporación Empresarial S.A. the largest Spanish tourism group, announced that it will be opening a new Madrid-Paraguay line, making it the only airline to fly between Israel and Paraguay (with layovers in Madrid) on a regular basis.
The layovers in Madrid, for flights in both directions, will be between two and 3.5 hours long.
Air Europa plans on operating two weekly flights from Madrid to Asunción (ASU), on Sundays and Wednesdays. The flights will leave Madrid at 23:45. The return flights are planned for Mondays at 14:00 and Thursdays at 12:00 noon.
The effect of this move on the Israeli public is that passengers traveling to Paraguay will be spared at least one of the stops they had to make previously. The flights will take place on Airbus A300/A200 planes.
Currently, the only way to reach the airport in Asunción, the country's capital city, was through at least two stops – one in Europe and another in America. In addition, flight prices on the new line are expected to be lower than those for existing flights, at least early on.
Air Europa, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, was the first private airline in Spain to operate scheduled domestic and later international flights, breaking Iberia’s monopoly in the country. Air Europa’s network covers a large part of the Spanish territory, as well as destinations in Europe, Western Africa and the Americas. Committed to the environment and with state-of-the-art technology, Air Europa maintains the highest quality and safety standards.