In what will be great news for travellers looking to go to far-flung destinations like Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Ryanair has announced a brand new flight partnership with Air Europa for long-haul bookings. Passengers can now browse and book Air Europa flights on 20 routes from Madrid to 16 countries through the Ryanair website.
“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,” said Ryanair CEO, Michael O Leary. “Ryanair operates over 50 short haul routes to/from Madrid and now our customers can book flights on Air Europa long-haul routes to destinations including Buenos Aires, Havana and New York.”
This new Air Europa partnership follows the launch of Ryanair’s connecting flight service via Rome Fiumicino last week. The second phase of the partnership will be launched later this year, and it will allow Ryanair customers to connect on to Air Europa long haul flights through Madrid.
The 20 new destinations are Boston, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Santa Cruz, Salvador, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Havana, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Guayaquil, San Pedro Sula, Tel Aviv, Cancun, Asuncion, Lima, San Juan, Montevideo and Caracas.
In even better news, more destinations could open up, as Ryanair is continuing its discussions with a number of other long-haul airlines on potential feed and connecting flight partnerships.
“This partnership with Ryanair gives us great satisfaction, and it puts us at the forefront of business and allows us to strengthen our competitiveness,” said Globalia Group CEO, Javier Hidalgo. “With this agreement Air Europa doubles its connectivity with the European continent adding 53 European cities.”