Iberia launches new flights to Rio de Janeiro
The ITB in Berlin hosted the launch of two new weekly flights from Madrid. That way, there are at least 20 thousand more seats available annually for international tourists
The Brazilian stand at the ITB fair in Berlin hosted the launch of two new weekly flights from Iberia, from Madrid to Rio de Janeiro. That way, there are at least 20 thousand more seats, available annually for international tourists to land in Brazil and get to know the wonderful city. Iberia is currently the airline with the most flights from Europe to Latin America, and this is an important result for the increase of international tourism to Brazil.
The city will go from five weekly flights to daily frequencies, starting from a major hub in the European market, attracting tourists from strategic markets like Germany, France and Italy.
"Embratur's partnership with Rio is old. For years our headquarters have been in the city, and we are currently developing a series of actions around the world, because we know of the potential of this Brazilian destination and the capacity of tourism to provoke positive changes in society, "said Embratur president Teté Bezerra.
The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, was at the launch, which took place this afternoon (8/3), during the ITB Berlin, and said Rio's state "is open for foreign tourists." "We are developing actions to increase competitiveness to boost tourism activity in the state," he said.
Célia Muñoz, director of Iberia, said during the announcement of the new flights that the airline increases the offer of flights to Rio de Janeiro because it believes in the potential of the city. "Brazil is strategic for the company, so we will also expand in the operation to São Paulo, with more frequency, and also the increase in the capacity of the aircraft,".