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Portugal and Spain win two new scheduled airlines

The Barceló Group is counting on the resumption of flights on the Iberian Peninsula and will offer regular flights to its two airlines, which until then only operated charter flights: Evelop from Spain and Orbest from Portugal.

Today these companies operate charter flights only in cooperation with travel agencies of the Barceló Group with their joint fleet of nine Airbus jets of the models A320, A330ceo, A330neo and A350XWB. The operational focus is on charter flights to tourist destinations, which are to remain in place after the start of the new contract for scheduled flights.

According to the AeroTelegraph portal, the company is currently continuing to focus on destinations in Latin America that are most in demand by European tourists and are some of the main sources of income for the group’s agencies.

“We are starting to switch our airlines in Spain and Portugal to scheduled flights in the near future,” said Vicente Fenollar, Group Director.

At the end of last year, Globalia, then owner of Air Europa, had signed an agreement to merge with Barceló, but business was suspended due to the pandemic.

Interestingly, because of the pandemic, Evelop flew to Brazil for the first time in an Airbus A350, one of the densest in the world that can carry more than 400 passengers:

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