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Connecting Holguín and Cayo Coco with London and Manchester

Iron Travel entrusts Euroairlines Group with the distribution of its new routes between Cuba and the United Kingdom

Madrid, April 18 2024. The British tour operator Iron Travel has selected the Spanish company Euroairlines Group for the distribution of its new routes between Cuba and the United Kingdom, which will begin in May 2024. Following the agreement signed by both companies, the British operator will have access to a network of travel agencies, OTAs, aggregators, and consolidators present in more than 60 countries provided by the Spanish airline.

The new routes between the UK and Cuba are exclusive and will link the cities of London and Manchester with Holguín and Cayo Coco respectively. These flights will be distributed through Euroairlines Group’s IATA Q4-291 plate.

Iron Travel is a tour operator that currently offers different services focused on Cuba, including regular and scheduled seasonal flights, car rental, accommodation and excursions.

According to Euroairlines Group CEO, Antonio López Lázaro, the agreement will intensify and consolidate the company’s presence in Latin America. “For us, Iron Travel is a strategic partner that will allow us to strengthen our presence in a very important area for international tourism,” says López Lázaro. “At Euroairlines we prioritize customer satisfaction and for this reason we are constantly looking for new alliances to be able to offer the best connections to our users so that they can reach their destination more directly”, adds the head of the Spanish company.

Ernesto Placer, CEO of Iron Travel, is “very pleased” to partner with Euroairlines Group “to launch the new routes between the UK and Cuba”. “Our collaboration will help improve Europe’s connection to the Caribbean, as we will offer the best customer experience before, during and after the trip”, he says. “We are delighted to be part of Euroairlines Group’s expansion plans”, he adds.

About Euroairlines Group

Euroairlines Group (www.euroairlines.es) was founded in Spain in 2000 as a commercial air transport operator. Today it is an airline that distinguishes itself by also offering distribution services to other airlines through its IATA Q4-291 plate with the support of leading travel agencies and GDS in more than 60 markets. Euroairlines Group is headquartered in Madrid (Spain) and has offices in New York, Miami, Cancun, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Lima, Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile, as well as other European capitals.

About Iron Travel

Iron Travel is a British tour operator specializing in travel to Cuba. The company offers complete packages and complementary services to the flight, including accommodation, recreational activities and car rental.

Helicopters: from legacy to modern special missions

Helicopters: from legacy to modern special missions – with a world record thrown in for good measure

Bell OH-58D In Formation

On 15 April 2016, 32 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warriors flew in formation from Fort Bragg, in the US, creating a Guinness World Record for the Largest Helicopter Formation Flight in history. The event was organized by 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the US Army and marked part of the grand finale for the U.S. military fleet in a spectacular swansong for the platform and those who flew in them.

The Kiowa Warrior’s reputation as a capable and rugged aircraft started with the OH-58A, which launched in 1968. It underwent two rounds of modifications and upgrades until the world-record-setting OH-58D flew in 1983, with its upgraded engine and transmission. The single-engine, four-bladed armed reconnaissance helicopter was the first U.S. Army helicopter to have an all-glass cockpit and incorporate a Wire Strike Protection System (WSPS), designed to prevent wire and power line strikes due to its typically low-flying missions. The WSPS proved so successful, it was adapted to virtually every other helicopter in the U.S. fleet.

There were around 2,325 Kiowa Warriors produced up until the delivery of the final new-build platform to the U.S. Army in 1989, with the last of them being retired from active service in the US in 2020.

For Bell, and its customers, the Warrior’s lineage lives on, in the form of the Bell 407M – the first of a fleet of Bell’s Special Missions Aircraft that are based on its esteemed commercial platforms – but with even more multi-mission capabilities. Reconfigurable in just 30 minutes, the 407 is the world’s most cost-effective, multi-role helicopter, building on the proven features from the OH-58 and its 2-million flight hours with more than 750,000 being flown in combat. With capabilities that extend from public safety, HEMS and utility, to armed multirole including light attack, special ops, reconnaissance, command and control and anti-piracy, the Bell 407 is already well-established globally. In the 407’s commercial configuration, it has achieved more than six million flight hours over its 1,100-strong fleet.

The ‘M’ series takes its impressive mission versatility even further, in addition to low sustainment costs, and readily available parts interchangeable with other Bell platforms, all of which combine to keep the platform in the air as much as possible – and quickly.

Such a distinguished pedigree means the Bell 407M and its other SMA counterparts are well placed to meet the needs of Bell customers across the globe, as this next generation of aircraft takes to the skies – no doubt with some more World Records on the horizon too.

Sources:

Largest helicopter formation flight | Guinness World Records

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter – Army Technology (army-technology.com)

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior | Military.com

Bell OH-58 Kiowa – Wikipedia

Bell Helicopter (helis.com)

Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior (helis.com)

https://planehistoria.com/the-remarkable-bell-oh-58-kiowa-warrior/

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Euroairlines will connect with more than 300 airlines after joining IATA MITA

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Euroairlines will connect with more than 300 airlines after joining IATA MITA

The company, which is the only Spanish one in the distribution sector airline, is present in more than 30 BSP and more than 60 countries

Madrid, April 2, 2024. The Spanish airline Euroirlines has joined the Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement (MITA) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The company already used IATA services (ICH-, ICCS, BSP, CASS), but It was not yet part of a multilateral agreement with other airlines.

This agreement allows Euroairlines to connect with more than 300 airlines thanks to that all MITA members assume a common framework of action – with rights and responsibilities – in relation to the offering of passengers and baggage handling services, which establishes the conditions for collaboration in the development of routes between airlines associated.

Entering MITA reinforces our commitment and commitment to air distribution and connectivity between routes at a global level, thus achieving Euroairlines the highest standards in air distribution. Entering MITA gives us new capabilities business together with the greatest guarantees in the industry”, assures the CEO of Euroairlines, Antonio López Lázaro. “We want our clients to be able to access the greatest number of possible options without barriers and that, thanks to a wide variety of connections, reach their destinations more directly,” adds the head of the Spanish company.

Euroairlines, Spanish airline dedicated to international air distribution and one of the four most important in the sector worldwide, offers its own flights to destinations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, and is present in more than 60 countries thanks to its distribution service connecting more than 350 routes through numerous alliances.

About Euroairlines

Euroairlines (www.euroairlines.es) was born in Spain in 2000 as a transport operator commercial air. Currently it is an airline that distinguishes itself by also offering distribution services to other airlines through its IATA Q4-291 plate with the backed by leading travel agencies and GDS in more than 60 markets. Euroairlines has its headquartered in Madrid (Spain) and has offices in New York, Miami, Cancún, City of Mexico, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Lima, São Paulo and Santiago de Chile, as well as others European capitals.

About MITA

Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement (MITA) is a standard agreement managed by the IATA Passenger Services Conference. Establishes the legal framework and describes the responsibilities, liability provisions and general obligations of procedure under which IATA member and non-member airlines can come together to create interline partnerships.

About IATA

IATA

IATA

IATA (www.iata.org ) is a trade association of airlines worldwide representing 320 airlines, 83% of those operating in total air traffic. The association enables connectivity and the sustainable and safe growth of the air transport industry.

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