• Thanks to a new code-sharing agreement with the Chinese carrier, Iberia customers can fly direct from Madrid to Shenzhen.
  • Iberia flights to Shanghai will now offer connections to Haikou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen and Xi’an.
  • Hainan Airlines will offer in code share Iberia’s three weekly return flights between Madrid and Shanghai
  • Hainan Airlines is also adding 20 Iberia destinations in Spain, Portugal, and Italy for its customers

China and Spain are better connected by air as of today, thanks to the new code-sharing agreement between Iberia and Hainan Airlines, adding new destinations from each other’s route networks.

Iberia customers can now fly direct from Madrid to Shenzhen on a flight operated by Hainan Airlines. Customers flying Iberia to Shanghai can also connect with Hainan Airlines to six other Chinese cities: Beijing, Haikou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi’an, and also to Shenzhen.

Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines is putting its code on Iberia’s three weekly Madrid-Shanghai flights, and on flights to 20 other Iberia destinations in Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Majorca, Malaga, Seville, Gran Canaria, La Coruña, Bilbao, Vigo, Tenerife, Pamplona, Jerez, Asturias, Santiago, Lanzarote, and Almeria), Italy (Turin, Milan, and Bologna), and Portugal (Oporto)

The code-sharing agreement expands the options available to customers of both airlines, and they can book to any of these destinations using just one ticket, with all rights in the event of missed connections, etc.

Iberia’s Customer and Network Development Manager, María Jesús López Solás, commented: “We’re delighted by this code-sharing accord with Hainan Airlines, for the quality of this airline and because this agreement represents a major step forward in extending our coverage of China and our access to the Chinese market. We are certain that this advance in connectivity will contribute to the growth of tourism in both directions, as well as trade.”

Mr. LIU Jichun, Vice-President of Hainan Airlines, aid “Hainan Airlines is always looking for opportunities to provide more options to our customers and to improve the end-to-end travel experience. We are thrilled to be working with Iberia to provide travellers with our renowned Iberia service and product all the way between China and Spain.”