Rennes: The first flight to Madrid on Thursday

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First flight to Madrid from Rennes airport by Iberia Express commences Thursday

TRANSPORT: The company Iberia Express offers two round trips per week …

At 1.05pm on Thursday at Rennes airport, an A320 of Iberia Express from Madrid-Barajas airport will land on the tarmac.  Half an hour later, the plane will take off again in the direction of Spain for its first flight between the capital of Brittany and the Spanish capital.  Launched today, the new route will be operated until October 28 by the low-cost Spanish airline with two round trips weekly flights (Thursday and Sunday).

If the route proves successful, the line could even be extended throughout the year, as is already the case for the link to Barcelona operated by Vueling . Iberia Express was already based in Rennes in 2008 for the same trip. But in a difficult economic climate, she retired in 2009.

A second line to London launched this summer

With this new route, the Rennes Airport confirms its international roots, which now accounts for over a quarter of the activity of the airport.  Flights already serving several major European cities such as Barcelona, Rome, London or Amsterdam since late March .

From 18th July to the 4th September, a second line will also be launched to the British capital by Flybe.  Airport Rennes / Saint-Jacques broke an attendance record last year by welcoming 538,877 passengers, an increase in traffic of 7.5% compared to 2014.

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