Spanish airline Iberia has finally begun its two flights to Ghana to Spain after announcing its intensions about a month ago.
Iberia which merged with British Airways last year to form the International Airlines Group is also a major player in the European aviation industry.
Its first flight touched down last night at the Kotoka International Airport with its first group of passengers from Madrid.
The airline’s Country Accountant for Africa and Middle East, Kacheche Izquierdo told Citi Business News, the company is optimistic its operations in Ghana would be profitable.
“We expect to have a profitable operation. And that is what we are working for, but of course until the moment that the operation is completely established, we are not looking at the profit in a very short term but profitability in a long term, so we have come on to say it is not just a simple operation for the short time.”
He added that “we are here to stay for the long term. We have worked very hard just to have this working. We are going to have two flights a week between Accra and Madrid for the moment. It is on Wednesday and Saturday, and we are completely sure that very soon we are going to have more flights during the week. We think that we are going to improve very much the commercial relationship between Spain and Ghana”
There will be two times a week flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The new route is an open window to almost 100 destinations, as Iberia flies from Madrid to almost every corner in Europe and the Americas.
Flights have been scheduled in a way passengers from Ghana have the possibility to make easy and convenient connections to the other cities of Iberia network through Madrid’s Terminal 4.
The routes will be operated by an Airbus A-319 equipped with a new Business Club cabin, featuring wide and comfortable seats; passengers will be able to enjoy dishes prepared by four of the best Spanish chefs and a selection of the finest Spanish wines.
By Nana Boakye-Yiadom/Citifmonline.com/Ghana