Spanish airline Air Europa is all set to resume operations to both Miami and New York next month. Flights to Miami are scheduled to restart from June 12th, while flights to New York will resume two weeks later, on June 25th. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate both routes.
As travel restrictions around the world loosen, we are seeing more and more routes reopen to regular commercial services. The latest to confirm the resumption of routes is Air Europa. The low-cost Spanish carrier is resuming routes from its Madrid base to two US destinations.
The first to resume will be flights to Miami operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from June 12th onwards. Shortly after, on June 25th, the airline will also resume operations to New York on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Both routes will be operated by the airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which reduces fuel consumption, carbon emissions and even cuts around 45 minutes off the flight time.
Other US destinations
Although the airline has only just announced the resumption of flights to Miami and New York, you can book flights to the more US on its website. The airline, based in Mallorca, advertises destinations in the US including, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Florida, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington.
However, other airlines operate most of these flights thanks to codesharing agreements. Air Europa is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and has additional codesharing agreements with Etihad, Ethiopian, Air Serbia, and Turkish Airlines.
Not all of the routes to the US are currently operating due to low demand and travel restrictions. However, Air Europa clearly believes there is enough demand to restart transatlantic flights. Although some restrictions are still in place, global travel demand does appear to be increasing as the summer season approaches.
Steps to encourage passengers
Just as the airline is looking to increase connections to the US, it is also hoping to encourage people to feel comfortable traveling. Air Europa is working with Amadeus to launch a new digital feature called Traveler ID.
The in-app and online technology will allow travelers to check, track and record health documents. As entry requirements change, many people are unsure what documents they need to enter a country safely. This is even more prevalent as countries introduce loopholes to avoid quarantining.
Passengers traveling on Air Europa will be able to scan, upload, and present health documents during their trip. This ensures they are up to date with government requirements at all times. In a statement, Air Europa commented,
“Offering our passengers a connected and digital solution to facilitate their trip and instill the necessary peace of mind and confidence when getting on the plane is a priority for us. Thanks to Amadeus, Air Europa customers can now digitally comply with health regulations and can demonstrate this at any time during the trip”
Although the new tech isn’t available yet, it might be ready by the time direct flights to the US resume.
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