Low cost carrier Ryanair has entered into a flight partnership agreement with Spanish airline Air Europa. The deal, which was announced in late May, will allow its 130 million customers to book Air Europa long haul flights on the Ryanair.com website. From May 26 customers can book Air Europa flights on 20 long haul routes from Madrid to 16 countries in North, Central and South America, including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and the USA.
This new Air Europa partnership is the latest initiative delivered under Year 4 of Ryanair’s ‘Always Getting Better’ (ABG) customer experience programme, and follows the launch of Ryanair’s connecting flight service via Rome Fiumicino last week.
The second phase of this Air Europa partnership will be launched later in 2017 and will allow Ryanair customers to connect onto Air Europa long haul flights through Madrid. Ryanair is continuing its discussions with a number of other long haul airlines on potential feed and connecting flight partnerships.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to announce this exciting partnership with Air Europa, which allows our customers to browse and book flights on 20 long routes from Madrid to exciting cities in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and the USA on the Ryanair.com website. This partnership is the latest AGB enhancement as we continue our journey to becoming the ‘Amazon of travel’.”
Globalia Group CEO, Javier Hidalgo said: “This partnership with Ryanair gives us great satisfaction, and it puts us at the forefront of business and allows us to strengthen our competitiveness. With this agreement Air Europa doubles its connectivity with the European continent, adding 53 European cities.”
Photo caption: Globalia Group CEO, Javier Hidalgo (left) and Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary.