Iberia schedules three special flights to Johannesburg
Saturday 10, July 2010
On Monday Iberia will make a total of seven flights from Johannesburg to Madrid to carry Spanish players and their families, fans and Federation officials.
Iberia is to operate four special flights to Johannesburg on the eve of the final match between Spain and the Netherlands at the World Football Cup in South Africa. Two are for fans of the Spanish side, and the other two for members of the Spanish Football Federation and different Spanish authorities.
Iberia will use its largest and most modern aircraft, the Airbus A-340, for these flights. They will take off from Madrid-Barajas airport in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning, landing in Johannesburg at about 11 a.m., to give passengers plenty of time to get to the final match. The regular flight Iberia operates from Madrid to Johannesburg will depart at the same time, adapting its schedule time to the final match.
Spanish team and fans to fly home with Iberia
Before dawn on Monday, between 1:30 and 1:45 am, only hours after the match ends, Spanish players and their families, Football Federation officials, authorities and fans will board four Iberia aircraft for the flight back to Madrid. Another three flights will depart later on in the day, at 2:30 am, 21:10 and 20:25.
Iberia has already flown more than 17,000 people to South Africa during the fortnight-long tournament, tripling the normal number of flights to ten per week, and scheduling them to facilitate connections with the main European airports.
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