Iberia notes ‘very good’ LF on Madrid-Narita service during first year, increasing frequency in 2018

    Iberia marked the first year of operation between Madrid and Tokyo Narita on 18-Oct-2017 (Aviation Wire, 18-Oct-2017). Sales director for EuropeAfricaMiddle East and Asia Celia Muñoz said load factor on the service is “very good”, adding frequency will increase from three to five times weekly from 20-Oct-2018 and it aims to increase to daily in the future. Ms Muñoz noted Madrid-Tokyo Narita passengers are made up of 55% Japanese passengers, 30% Spanish and the remaining 15% comprising other nationalities such as British, German, French, Italian and others. Japanese visitors to Spain increased 3.2% year-on-year to 299,000 in the first eight months of 2017.