Spanish airline Air Europa announced special pricing on Wednesday for Israelis flying to South America, using its Tel Aviv-Madrid line to ferry passengers to connecting flights bound for Latin America.
Flights to Brazil start at $799, to Argentina from $949, to Peru from $1,049, and to Uruguay starting at $1,199.
The special pricing is in effect starting today, and includes flights that depart during the upcoming month of Jewish holidays. The price for a Madrid-bound flight starts at $220, according to the promotional material.
The airline also announced the launch of a direct line from Madrid to Asunción, Paraguay, which will begin operations in December. A flight from Israel the Paraguayan capital will start at $1,178.
Business-class tickets are included in the sales campaign. Accordingly, a flight to São Paulo only costs $2,360 including taxes and fees for business travelers.
The company recently launched a special plane which was fully converted to business-class seating. The aircraft flies from Madrid to different destinations across South America.
Air Europa inaugurated the Tel Aviv-Madrid line in March and currently operates 3 flights per week. The company hopes the connection special to South America will help fill out those planes.
TAL Aviation VP Nissim Sagis, who represents Air Europa in Israel, said "over the last year the number of Israelis who flew to Latin America grew by 12%. We made it our goal to make South America more accessible to tourists and businessmen from Israel for fair prices."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 19, 2015
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