For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2010

Media Contact:
Lauren Stover

305-876-7017



MIA WELCOMES NON-STOP SERVICE FROM MADRID BY AIR EUROPA


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Spanish carrier Air Europa began non-stop service from Madrid to MIA on March 19 and was welcomed with a water cannon salute by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Air Europa will operate four weekly flights to Madrid using Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The airline will also renew non-stop service to Tenerife, Canary Islands on June 19. Air Europa first began operating at MIA on June 20, 2009, with seasonal service to Tenerife that concluded on January 9.

MIA WELCOMES NON-STOP SERVICE FROM MADRID BY AIR EUROPA

A recent economic impact study shows that Air Europa’s service from Madrid and Tenerife will directly and indirectly contribute 1,354 jobs and more than $116 million in business revenue to the Miami-Dade County economy.

“Air Europa’s international route structure will have a major impact in Miami-Dade County’s economy and will expand trade, business and leisure travel opportunities in South Florida,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, who was instrumental in bringing Air Europa to MIA.


 

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