Spanish airline Iberia stops flights to Angola

5 May 2016

Spanish air carrier Iberia will stop flying to Angola from 1 June, 2016 by suspending flights between Madrid and Luanda, announced the company in the information sent to customers and tour operators.

The statement said that the decision stems from the current economic situation of Angola, following the drop in oil prices, and the subsequent lack of foreign currency.

The company said the link between Luanda and Madrid had recently had only a small number of passengers, which was not compatible with the fixed costs of the route.

“Our customers will receive a refund or be sent to other companies, according to their needs,” said the company representative in Angola, Joy A. Horrik Kupuiya.

Iberia, founded in 1927, has operated in Angola since 2011. (macauhub/AO)