Flying to SpainMarch 4, 2008 By: Travel Agent Central Contributor Travel Agent
Airlines are making it easier to get to Spain this year. American Airlines is launching nonstop service from New York’s JFK to Barcelona on April 24. Delta Air Lines will inaugurate nonstop service from JFK to Málaga in the southern region of Andalusia on June 4.
This past year, Iberia Airlines inaugurated new service from Boston and Washington, D.C. to Spain, increasing its U.S. gateways to five. Four other airlines offer flights between the U.S. and Spain, including American Airlines, which code shares with Iberia, offering daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona from New York and many other U.S. gateways. Continental has daily service from Newark to Madrid and Barcelona. Delta flies from New York and Atlanta to Madrid and Barcelona. US Airways offers flights from Philadelphia to Madrid and Barcelona every day.
Once in Spain, it’s easier than ever to get from Madrid to Barcelona. On February 20, the AVE, Spain’s high-speed trains, began serving the route between the two cities, reducing the travel time to two hours and 38 minutes. This past December, new AVE service reduced trip times from Madrid to Segovia (from two hours to 30 minutes) and Madrid to Málaga (from four hours to two and a half hours).