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Iberia Airlines has successfully launched its inaugural flight IB6701, from Madrid Airport to Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Wego reports. This strategic initiative aims to position Madrid as a crucial gateway between Asia, Spain, and Europe. The launch is a result of the collaborative efforts of the Community of Madrid, Madrid City Council, and Madrid Turismo by IFEMA Madrid.

In a joint venture, Iberia and Qatar Airways are introducing three daily flights connecting the capitals of Spain and Qatar. This move strengthens the enduring partnership between IAG, Iberia’s parent company, and the Qatar Airways Group. The expansion of Iberia’s strategic alliance with British Airways and Qatar Airways sets the stage for the operation of the world’s largest joint airline business, offering passengers access to over 200 destinations in 70 countries.

 

The detailed schedule of the new route is as follows:

Iberia

Madrid to Doha
Flight number: IB 6701
Days of operation: Daily
Departure: 08:30
Arrival: 17:35

Doha to Madrid
Flight number: IB 6700
Days of operation: Daily
Departure: 00:55
Arrival: 07:10

Qatar Airways

Madrid to Doha
Flight number: QR 150
Days of operation: Daily
Departure: 15:25
Arrival: 23:55

Madrid to Doha
Flight number: QR 152
Days of operation: Daily
Departure: 21:25
Arrival: 05:55

Doha to Madrid
Flight number: QR 149
Days of operation: Daily
Departure: 08:15
Arrival: 13:55

Doha to Madrid
Flight number: QR 151
Days of operation: Daily
Departure: 14:20
Arrival: 19:55

This newly established flight route enhances global connectivity and strategically positions Madrid as a key intersection for travel between Asia, Spain, and Europe. This initiative is a collaborative effort led by Madrid Turismo by IFEMA Madrid, with support from the Community of Madrid, the Madrid City Council, and IFEMA MADRID. The collective contributions of various stakeholders, including Iberia and other companies and associations, have been instrumental in this endeavor, forming the backbone of the Madrid Tourism Expert Table.

The Madrid-Doha route unlocks 49 new connections in Asia, 17 in Africa, 18 in the Middle East, and 6 in Oceania, with a layover in Doha, further enhancing global connectivity. This development marks a significant milestone in global aviation.