From Wednesday it will be easier to travel between Barcelona and Madrid. The airline companies Iberia and Vueling are now offering 26 flights each way between the two cities.
With the new “Arrive and Fly” initiative it is now possible to fly between the two capitals every 15-30 minutes during rush hour, and once every hour the rest of the day. The new service simplifies getting to Barcelona or Madrid by plane and is inspired by the success of the high speed train link between the Spanish and Catalan capitals.
In fact, Iberia says the aim of reinforcing the shuttle service is to be able to compete with the high speed train route. Thus, the “home to the plane” service offers 26 flights a day, with a flying time of around an hour and 15 minutes, and without any additional time spent in the airport. By comparison, the high speed AVE train runs 18 times a day, with the trip lasting just under three hours.