Air Europa marks 5th UK anniversary in style

Air Europa marks 5th UK anniversary in style Maragoudakis picks up his prize at the Air Europa party

Spain’s largest privately owned airline, Air Europa, has celebrated its fifth year of operations from the UK with a cocktail reception for 150 leading representatives from the British trade.

The event was held at the prestigious club The Penthouse, Leicester Square, in the heart of London’s West End, with spectacular views over the city, and guests were treated to delicious canapés and drinks.

There was also a prize draw held for a seven day all inclusive holiday to Santo Domingo, won by Spiros Maragoudakis, country manager, UK, of AirFastTickets.

This anniversary was particularly significant for Air Europa, as it comes on the back of one of the strongest years’ of expansion and growth in the airline’s history.

In the past 12 months alone, the airline has introduced new long-haul routes to Montevideo and Sao Paulo.

The carrier has started 2014 in a similar vein, with new services to be launched to Santiago, Chile, on the June 15th.

This signals a determination to keep expanding its portfolio of South American and Caribbean destinations, and to consolidate its position as the UK’s airline of choice to Latin America.

All Air Europa long-haul services are via Madrid Barajas, with a twice-daily connection from London Gatwick.

The average connection time is 2.5 hours and all take place exclusively within Madrid Barajas Terminal 1.

Colin Stewart, UK General Manager, Air Europa, said: “This was a great occasion which allowed us to thank our trade partners in a wonderful location and to celebrate five fantastic years serving the UK market.

“We would like to thank all who attended, for making this a truly special evening.”