- October 22, 2021
- Posted by: andorrasolutions
- Categories: Living in Andorra, News Andorra
The Government of Andorra has informed that the airline Air Nostrum, Iberia’s franchisee subsidiary for regional flights, has been awarded the tender for the start-up and operation of the air route linking Andorra-La Seu d’Urgell with Madrid.
Flights will be twice a week, Friday and Sunday, allowing for weekend getaways and longer stays. Tickets will be available from 59 euros each way for return journeys.
The president of Air Nostrum, Carlos Bertomeu, pointed out that “Air Nostrum is going to put its more than 25 years of experience at the service of Andorra, and will provide it with a connection, via Madrid airport, with more than eighty national, European and intercontinental destinations”.
Jordi Gallardo, the Minister of the Presidency, Economy and Enterprise of the Government of Andorra, highlighted the importance of this new route in this way: “For the Principality this agreement is the culmination of a long-standing aspiration, that of connecting our country by air with the rest of the cities of Spain, Europe and the world. And we are doing so hand in hand with a company of great prestige and solvency. Air Nostrum is committed to Andorra and Andorra is committed to Air Nostrum: it is the perfect combination and we are very satisfied”.
Although the inaugural date of the flights was scheduled for January 2022, the airline is bringing forward its operations to 17 December 2021. In fact, flights can already be purchased from the airline’s website. The flight from Madrid is scheduled to depart at 14:30 and from Andorra at 16:50. The flight will take approximately 2 hours each way.
The aircraft that the airline will use for these flights is the ATR 72-600 and offers 72 seats. The aircraft is powered by two turboprop engines and is designed for regional and short-haul flights.
In the future, the airline is considering new evening and night time schedules so that passengers can make the most of their trip, as long as airport conditions allow it.