Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
9:00 AM 24th November 2020

New Routes To The Canary Islands From Manchester

Low-cost airline Iberia Express has strengthened its Manchester Airport winter program with the addition of direct ‘Christmas’ routes to the Canary Islands.

Specific destinations include Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, as well as the Spanish capital, Madrid.

This is the first time the airline has operated direct flights connecting the British market with the Canary archipelago.

Evandro Vianna, Chief Commercial Officer at Iberia Express, said: “Iberia Express is committed to the recovery of tourism. As the holiday season begins, we believe that it is important to support connectivity by strengthening our flight program with new routes that enable our clients to reach their preferred destinations. The Canary Islands is one of the most popular destinations at this time of year.”
There will be some 2,800 seats available.

Departures from Manchester Airport are scheduled for December 26th at 11:30 to Gran Canaria and December 27th at 10:45 to Lanzarote, with a return journey on the 2nd and 3rd of January respectively.

Iberia Express will also connect Manchester to Madrid with flights arriving from the Spanish capital on December 26th and 27th, and departing from Manchester Airport on January 2nd and 3rd. Tickets for these routes are already on sale on the company´s website

The airline, created in Spain in 2012, has been recognised for the sixth consecutive year as the most punctual low-cost airline in Europe, according to FlightStats.