China and Spain are better connected by air as of today, thanks to the new code-sharing agreement between Iberia and Hainan Airlines, adding new destinations from each other’s route networks.
Iberia customers can now fly direct from Madrid to Shenzhen on a flight operated by Hainan Airlines. Customers flying Iberia to Shanghai can also connect with Hainan Airlines to six other Chinese cities: Beijing, Haikou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi’an, and also to Shenzhen.
Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines is adding its flight code on Iberia’s three weekly Madrid-Shanghai flights, and on flights to 20 other Iberia destinations in Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Majorca, Malaga, Seville, Gran Canaria, La Coruña, Bilbao, Vigo, Tenerife, Pamplona, Jerez, Asturias, Santiago, Lanzarote, and Almeria), Italy (Turin, Milan, and Bologna), and Portugal (Porto)
The code-sharing agreement expands the options available to customers of both airlines, and they have more flight options, can book to any of these destinations using just one ticket and with all rights in the event of missed connections, etc.
Iberia’s Customer and Network Development Manager, María Jesús López Solás, commented: “We’re delighted by this code-sharing accord with Hainan Airlines, because this agreement represents a major step forward in extending our coverage of China and our access to the Chinese market. We are certain that this advance in connectivity will contribute to the growth of tourism in both directions, as well as trade.”
Mr. Liu Jichun, Vice-President of Hainan Airlines, said “Hainan Airlines is always looking for opportunities to provide more options to our customers and to improve the end-to-end travel experience. We are thrilled to be working with Iberia to provide travellers with its renowned Iberia service and product all the way between China and Spain.”