Air Europa updates The Holiday Place on 2017 plans and beyond
Last Friday we were overjoyed to welcome one of our biggest air partners to The Holiday Place as a representative from Air Europa arrived at our London office, bringing a good dose of Spanish warmth with his visit. Updating us on the Spanish carrier’s new developments and future ventures, Max Campos, Air Europa’s Senior Sales Manager, UK treated our team to an insightful presentation. Here are the full details.
Having been celebrating their 30 years in business this 2016, Air Europa certainly has plenty to smile about. Max Campos came all the way down to our London headquarters to tell us the many reasons 2016 has been a great year for Air Europa and all the fantastic plans they have in store for 2017. We want to let you in a few of the updates and learn the advantages of flying the world with one of Europe’s leading, fastest growing airlines.
As Air Europa’s Senior Sales Manager in the UK, Max Campos, was delighted to tell us of the airline’s incredible growth over recent years, from being ranked for having one of Europe’s most modern fleet back in 2007 (while becoming a SkyTeam Alliance member on the same year) to launching its twice-daily service from London to Madrid in 2009 and launching new routes across Latin America every year since 2013.
This year Air Europa acquired its first ever, state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, with four spanking new Dreamliners flying its long-haul international routes from the year’s second quarter onwards. But the airline isn’t stopping there. Short of it, in fact, as Campos told us how Air Europa will be seriously expanding its Dreamliner fleet, not by one or two additional planes, but by a whopping total of 18 brand new aircraft, all of them Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Speaking in more detail about the benefits this brand new aircraft brings to the airline, Max Campos gave an overview of its advantages. With a 60 per cent lower noise impact and 20 per cent lower fuel consumption, this is one of the eco-friendliest models on the planet, and also the quietest, adding to passengers’ overall comfort. On top of this, the lower pressurised cabin means that the body is able to absorb 8 per cent more oxygen, resulting in a considerable reduction of fliers’ symptoms such as airsickness, headaches and tiredness. With the advanced filtering system purifying 100 per cent of the air onboard, eliminating bacteria, odours and relieving dryness, passengers experience a more pleasant journey. The 30 per cent larger windows don’t hurt either, allowing passengers to better adjust brightness and illumination.
Moving onto connecting options for UK passengers, Mr Campos addressed Air Europa’s excellent in Madrid, explaining how it saves passengers’ time connecting them to their onward journeys. Air Europa offers excellent connecting times through Terminal 1, connecting the Spanish capital to the whole of Latin America and West Africa in as little time as possible. The average long-haul connecting time for passengers arriving to Madrid from London is only two hours, which means a smoother, more pleasant overall flight experience. To top it all, bags are checked all the way through to passengers’ final destination with Air Europa and Premium passengers enjoy complimentary use of a Business Lounge in Madrid. Connecting London to Madrid, the company operates a Boeing 737-800, with 168 Economy Class seats and 12 Business Class seats, all of which have a 30-31” seat pitch.
Passengers flying Air Europa’s benefit from a series of inflight entertainment options with a choice of 8 recently released films, 8 new films, 30 classic films, 4 international films, 20 theme programmes, 5 TV series (full seasons available), magazines, games and more. If you want to get online during your flight you can select from 3 Wi-Fi connection plans, ranging from lower to higher data usage to suit your needs as a browser and internet user. To make sure your devices don’t run out of steam while online, all aircraft seats feature an iPort, USB and power supply for your personal use.
Popular destinations from London include Cuba’s capital city of Havana (with a daily service from London Gatwick), the newly introduced Bogota, Colombia route (which took off last 28th June) with a daily frequency and the freshly launched Guayaquil route in Ecuador, with a four-weekly service from London Gatwick in full operation since 16th December.
Coming up in 2017 there will be two more routes to look forward two, with Air Europa launching their San Pedro Sura in Honduras route on 27th April via a weekly flight from London Gatwick and their new seasonal Boston – USA, taking off from 14th June to 8th September with a thrice weekly service from London Gatwick. Now that’s plenty to whet your appetite for wanderlust, right? Thanks Air Europa for bringing us closer to your plans in the new year!
Talk to a specialist
Call 020 7644 1770 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.
Opening hours 10:30 - 18:30 GMT
Popular Holidays Browse all
Treat your family to an unforgettable Arabian adventure and make a splash at the world's most extravagant aquatic hotel!
- Free Half Board with a huge range of dining options
- Free access to Aquaventure and Lost Chambers
- Experience the culinary gourmet adventure with over 22 world-class restaurants, lounges and bars including the Michelin star restaurant Nobu
Ideal for trendy couples - stay at a chic and sleek hotel in the heart of vibrant Havana and then Stay next to Cuba's famous Varadero beach
- Virgin Atlantic Sale, huge reductions sale ends 08th Feb
- Exclusive Couples offer - Welcome Cocktail, 1 hour free Wifi Access in Havana plus a bottle of wine on arrival, 30-minute massage and a Romantic Dinner in Varadero
- Blau Varadero offers something for everyone with as little or as much as you want to do on offer including a spa
- Be swept away by the amazing views of Havana from Capri's rooftop pool
Use up to $2500 resort credit to indulge in spa treatments, golf sessions or a selection of excursions that will make your Cancun holiday truly unforgettable.
- Incredible January exclusive - Receive a free upgrade to the next room type when booking with The Holiday Place
- Don't miss out on this incredible offer Kids 17 and under stay, play and eat free
- The Illusionists are appearing at the resort from 22nd December - 3rd Jan & The amazing Backstreet Boys are appearing on the 29th December*
- Awesome resort credits with up to $2500 to spend on spa treatments, dolphin swims, access to the Wet 'N' Wild waterpark and much more
Do the castaway experience in style and live your Robinson Crusoe dream
- Lose yourself in over 3 km of pristine beaches and aquamarine lagoons
- Beautiful bungalows nestled in the tropical gardens or on the beach, right over the lagoon
- Sample mouth-watering delights at a wide selection of dining options from flavours of the Orient to Mediterranean delights
Combine exploring the old dimes of Havana with a refreshing beach retreat in Vardero on an unforgettable twin centre...
Start your holiday at The Melia Habana Hotel, located in the heart of the elegant Miramar district, overlooking the sea....
Take a holiday to the Caribbean resort of Cancun in Mexico. In the magnificent Moon Palace Cancun you will be perfectly...
Situated just minutes from the Bugibba promenade, Sunflower hotel enjoys an excellent location in the popular area of...
A warm welcome awaits you behind the striking geometric façade of Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Jumeirah, 20 minutes by taxi...
Experience luxurious accommodations, modern business and leisure amenities and an ideal location in the heart of Abu...