Table of contents:
- Direct flight
- Direct flights. Other airlines flying to Spain from Russia
- Low cost airlines in Spain. Vueling
- Iberia Express
- Other low-cost airlines going to Spain
- Advice to passengers of low-cost airlines
Dreaming of a trip to Spain? This article will help you get to your dream country cheaply. There are both eminent companies on the air transportation market, famous for their high level of service (for which you need to pay extra), and budget companies that offer their services at very, very reasonable prices. These latter are also called low-costers. Often these low-cost airlines are a separate and independent legal entity. But sometimes it also happens that a well-known company opens a subsidiary operating as a low-cost airline. An example is Lufthansa. A respected German company has a "daughter" called Eurowings. And in this article we will consider the question: which airlines fly to Spain? We will advise you on how to get to the Iberian Peninsula cheaper and with fewer transfers.
Of course, if you want to get to a place faster, you need a direct flight. But do any airlines fly to Spain from Moscow? Yes, and themlots of. If we talk about Russian companies, then we cannot fail to mention such a leader in domestic civil aviation as Aeroflot. On board his ships you can reach Madrid, Alicante and Barcelona. Other Russian airlines are not far behind Aeroflot. You can always choose a company to take a direct flight to the cities of Spain. So, Transaero flies to Madrid, Barcelona, Tenerife, Malaga, Ibiza, Alicante. Liners of such companies of the Russian Federation as Ural Airlines, Rossiya, Sibir, VIM Airlines also depart to the cities of Spain. But which of these firms can be called low-cost airlines? Unfortunately, the budget segment of air travel in Russia is not yet sufficiently developed. The only domestic low-cost airline operating direct flights between Moscow and Spain is Pobeda Airlines. It is a subsidiary of Aeroflot. From the capital of the Russian Federation in the direction of interest to us, the liners depart from Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports.
Direct flights. Other airlines flying to Spain from Russia
From the second half of spring to the end of September, the traveler's choice of carriers increases. Indeed, in the warm season, not only from Moscow, but also from other cities of Russia, liners of Spanish airlines depart for the resorts of the Iberian Peninsula. And the first to be mentioned is Air Europe. It is the third largest airline in Spain. Air Europe delivers its passengers to Barcelona from Moscow, Mineralnye Vody, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Perm,Belgorod and Rostov-on-Don. And "number one" in the sky of Spain is the airline "Iberia". The geography of its flights, including from Russia, is very wide. On board the Iberia liners from Moscow you can get to Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia. And with a transfer in the capital of Spain, you can travel around the world. The company's liners make transatlantic flights reaching New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Salvador, Mexico City, Havana, Panama, Puerto Rico, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro and other cities of the New World.
Low cost airlines in Spain. Vueling
The opinion that traveling with low-cost airlines is dangerous is a myth. Yes, the liners ply back and forth in the mode of airbuses, but the cars that make the flight are proven and reliable, and the flight crew is experienced. Of course, the quality of passenger service on board is lower than in expensive airlines. They don’t provide food there, and the requirements for the weight of luggage in low-cost airlines are tougher. But the Spanish airline "Vueling" is considered one of the best in terms of quality of service among European low-cost carriers. The average age of its air fleet is six and a half years. Vueling sends its liners from the base airport - Barcelona - to 165 destinations. You can fly to the capital of Catalonia from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Kaliningrad and Krasnodar. With Vueling it is easy to make travel even cheaper. The airline is one of the few low-cost airlines that offer their customers"accumulate bonus points", which can then be exchanged for a ticket.
Volotea was founded in 2012 as a regional carrier. However, very soon she began to make regular flights on a budgetary basis outside of Spain. Currently, Volotea operates flights to seventy-two destinations. But, unfortunately, Russia is not one of them. But you can board this budget airline of Spain in Moldova. Volotea liners link the base hub, Barcelona, with M alta, Albania, Israel, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Greece and Croatia.
Already by the name of the company it is clear that this low-cost airline is a subsidiary of such a famous Spanish airline as Iberia. Together with "mom", he is based at Madrid Barajas Airport. After the global economic crisis, low-cost airlines entered the air transportation market. And by 2010, they have gained great popularity among travelers. Therefore, Iberia opened a budget department. Iberia Express has been operating since 2012. At first it was cheap flights within the country. Gradually, the geography of flights of the low-cost airline expanded. Now Iberia Express operates regular flights to Amsterdam, Reykjavik, Athens, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Stuttgart, Hannover, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen and Dublin. To Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg), its liners carry out only charter seasonal flights.
Other low-cost airlines going to Spain
From Russia to the Iberian Peninsula can be reached with transfers. You just need to combine your travel card yourself to make it cheaper and as short as possible. We have already considered the Spanish airlines flying to the country from Russia. But the list of European low-cost airlines is not limited to them. You can make a flight plan with a transfer in Germany or Austria. In this case, you should use the services of such low-cost airlines as JemanWings, Air Berlin, WizzAir. Irish low-cost airline RyanAir offers docking ports in many European countries. It makes sense to first get out of Russia to Riga or Tallinn. From there, another cheap airline, B altic Air, departs for Spain.
Advice to passengers of low-cost airlines
Low-cost carriers are trying to squeeze extra money out of their customers by imposing strict baggage allowances. The overweight fee really bites and can sometimes be higher than the ticket price. Low-cost airlines are often late, because such companies are secondary for service airports, and regular flights are the first to miss the runway. If you are traveling with a transfer, but with one Spanish airline, such a delay will not be critical for you. But if you have entrusted your travel to different low-cost carriers (for example, B altic Air and Jeman Wings), you need to lay a big pocket between connecting flights. In case of being late, the money for the ticket purchased from the low-cost airline will not be returned.