Asturias and Andalusia will be able to count on an air connection between them once again. Air Nostrum, the Valencia-based company that operates as Iberia’s regional subsidiary, have reconsidered the cancellation of the two routes that connected both regions, the ones that flew to Seville and Malaga. The possibilities of the route towards the airport in Seville is currently being studied; whilst, on the other hand, the route from Asturias to Malaga airport has been relaunched with a 20% increase of seats compared to last year’s whole offer.
Sources of the company informed that as from the 20th of July “until the 2nd of September, the flights to Malaga airport will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays”. They will be operated in a CRJ 900 with 90 seats and in an ATR 72-600 with 72 seats, which means offering a total amount of 5.112 seats on the market, compared to the 4.280 seats of last year.
Air Nostrum add their prices to this 20% increase of their offer, as they’ll be offering rates from 69 euros per journey.
With this step forward, the Valencian airline want to state clear that “we still bet on Asturias”, whose airport contributed to relaunch with the multiplication of destinations in 2004. In fact, Air Nostrum was at one point leader in routes from Asturias -they flied from Santiago del Monte to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga, Seville, Paris, London, Brussels, Mallorca and Lisbon- and were the third company by number of passengers.
However, the arrival of low cost competition first –Easyjet took over the route to London- and by timetables, after -the three flights of Air France to Paris ended their flights to the French capital and to Brussels-, as well as the cancellation of the tourist agreement they had with Asturias, led the company to reduce their offer from the region.