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

20 October, 2017

Iberia marked the first year of operation between Madrid and Tokyo Narita on 18-Oct-2017 (Aviation Wire, 18-Oct-2017). Sales director for Europe, Africa, Middle 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.