Thursday, November 29, 2012

■ EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Iberia goes 7x weekly to Malabo as Spain, Equat'l Guinea sign off on BASA.

Equatorial Guinea and former colonial power Spain have formally signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries during an official visit to Spain by the Equato-Guinean Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy. The agreement has paved the way for Spain's Iberia (IB) to increase its flights to the Equato-Guinean capital, Malabo, from 6x weekly, to 7x weekly effective 1 December 2012.

Malabo International Airport Santa Isabel, Equatorial Guinea
Aeropuerto de Malabo-Santa Isabel, Equatorial Guinea (ATI)
Iberia(IB): Madrid - Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
-Effective 1 December 2012
  • IB3326 MAD 0905 - 1500 SSG 319 | 37
  • IB3324 MAD 1650 - 2250 SSG 319 | 12456
  • IB3325 SSG 0005 - 0615 MAD 319 | 23567
  • IB3327 SSG 1555 - 2210 MAD 319 | 37
Source [Amadeus]

Minister Mokuy and his Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, met on Wednesday, November 28, at the Department of Foreign Affairs, in Madrid. The agreement had been ratified in May 2011 with yesterday serving as the official signing ceremony. 

Under the agreement, eight weekly flights are open to the designated operators of each other's countries, with Equatoguinean national carrier CEIBA Intercontinental (C2) making its international début on 4 October 2012 with a 3x weekly service between Malabo and Madrid, Spain.