18 SEPTEMBER 2017
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Air Europa will introduce a new service from Gatwick to the Brazilian city of Recife in December, via Madrid. The twice-weekly route will start on 20 December – operating on Wednesdays and Fridays – with the addition of a third weekly flight expected in 2018. An Airbus A330-200 will be used for the service in a three-class layout.
The airline has in recent years built up considerable experience in connecting passengers from Gatwick through its Spanish bub already serving Salvador de Bahia, since 2003, and São Paulo from 2013.
To improve connectivity within Brazil, Air Europa maintains a code-sharing agreement with Avianca Brasil, with a codeshare on several weekly domestic flights, which link Recife to other parts of the country.
Recife, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil, is known for its rivers, bridges, monuments and rich history. It is located in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco where highlights include Olinda, famous for its Carnival, and World Heritage site, Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago of islands with picturesque, pristine beaches.
Recife will be Air Europa’s 20th destination in the Americas.
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