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Formed in 2003 and started operations in 2004. International, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Av de la Industria 6 - 1,
28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
CL Bravo Murillo, 207
(Metro: Estrecho) 28020, Madrid, Spain
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF SPAIN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1479, IT COVERS AR AREA OF 504,750 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 41 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS MADRID, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.
May 2004: Subsidiary of Alada Tours.
2 A330-202's (205, EC-IYB; 211, EC-IYN), ex-Volare Airlines (VLR), (ILF) leased.
October 2004: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
November 2004: 1 order A340-312 (007).
June 2005: A310-304 (527, D-AIDH), GOAL leased. A340-312 (007, EC-JIS) delivery.
July 2005: 5 orders (April 2006) A320-200 to feed its intercontinental flights from Madrid. Destinations under consideration include Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris, & Zurich.
November 2005: Air Madrid (AMD) inaugurated service from Barcelona to Santiago via Tenerife North on October 27th. The weekly flight departs from Barcelona on Thursdays and from Santiago on Fridays and is operated with an A330-200. Air Madrid will inaugurate service from Madrid to Fortaleza (Brazil) on January 18th. The airline will operate 2 flights a week using an A330-300.
1 A330-301 (054, EC-JMF), ex-Air Algerie (ALG), (EADS) Sogerma wet-leased.
January 2006: Air Madrid (AMD) has applied to the Civil Aviation Authority in Israel to begin service from Madrid to Tel Aviv.
(AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Madrid to Bucharest, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Milan, Paris and Rome on March 27th. The airline plans a fleet of 3 A320s to cover domestic and European flights. (AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Madrid to Las Palmas, Malaga, Palma, Santander and Santiago de Compostela on March 27th.
February 2006: "Discover the World Marketing" will provide sales and marketing representation in Mexico for Air Madrid (AMD).
(AMD) will distribute its fares on Worldspan, which also will provide e-ticketing capability.
(AMD) has launched a new twice weekly A330-300 service from Madrid via Fortaleza to Buenos Aires Ezeiza. It is planning to add a second weekly service from Barcelona to Santiago de Chile in March. It is also making use of its fifth freedom rights out of Fortaleza using an A330-300.
March 2006: Aviareps was selected by Air Madrid (AMD) to be its general sales agent in France. The airline, which operates transatlantic flights from Madrid and Barcelona, will begin feeding its Spanish hubs with flights from Paris, Frankfurt and Milan later this month.
(AMD) leased 2 used A319-100s (V2524-A5) (2396, EX-JQT; 2431, EC-JQU), ex-Independence Air (BLR), from ILFC (International Lease Finance Corporation) (ILF) for 6 years. The airplanes are scheduled to be delivered in March 2006.
April 2006: Air Madrid (AMD) announced plans to further expand its network. The airline is looking to begin service to Los Angeles, Santa Cruz (Bolivia), & Sao Paulo, as well as a destination in Japan and within Europe, where it plans to add Toulouse.
June 2006: Lufthansa Cargo (LUB) will take over sales and marketing of Air Madrid (AMD)'s freight capacity and handling effective September 1. The agreement calls for (LUB) to open five new handling stations in Latin America.
(AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Madrid to Miami on October 30th. The airline will operate 4 flights a week, on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays, using an A330-300. (AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Madrid to Los Angeles on November 1st. (AMD) will operate 2 flights a week, on Wednesdays & Saturdays, using an A330-200. (AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Madrid to Nice on October 30th and operate a daily flight using an EMB-145. (AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Madrid to Toulouse on October 30th and operate a daily flight using an EMB-145. (AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Barcelona to Nice on October 30th and operate a daily flight using an EMB-145. (AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa on October 30th and operate a daily flight using an EMB-145.
(AMD) signed a full-content distribution agreement with Sabre Travel Network.
July 2006: Air Madrid (AMD) is a long-haul carrier providing services to the Americas.
(IATA) Code: NM. (ICAO) Code: DRI.
Parent organization/shareholders: Celuisma (20%); Hotusa (20%); Herpil (12.5%); Catalonia Hotels (10%); Quo Viajes (10%); Viajes Eroski (10%); FG Hotels (7.5%); Promosiones El Encinar (7.5%); & Grupo Edefa (2.5%).
Main Base: Madrid Barajas Airport.
Domestic, scheduled destinations: Barcelona; Madrid; & Tenerife.
International, scheduled destinations: Bogota; Buenos Aires; Cartagena; Fortaleza; Guayaquil; Lima; Mexico City (Toluca); Panama City; Quito; San Jose; & Santiago.
October 2006: 737-400 (EC-JSJ), Futura International (FUA) wet-leased - see photo.
November 2006: Air Madrid (AMD) will inaugurate nonstop service from Madrid to Sao Paulo Guarulhos on February 6th. (AMD) will operate 2 flights a week, departing Madrid on Tuesdays & Fridays and Sao Paulo on Wednesdays & Saturdays, using an A340-300.
December 2006: Air Madrid (AMD) suspended operations, saying on its website that a row with Spanish civil aviation authorities over the publicly threatened suspension of (AMD)'s air operating certificate (AOC) has "destroyed, completely, the commercial image of (AMD)," harmed ticket sales, caused problems with suppliers, and made it impossible to continue flying. (AMD) reportedly incurred authorities' ire over repeated and lengthy flight delays. Founded in 2004, it operates nine Airbus (EDS) airplanes and has a significant Latin American presence. The Spanish media were reporting that the decision left tens of thousands of passengers stranded.
January 2007: Air Madrid (AMD), which declared bankruptcy and suspended operations last month, was unable to reach a rescue deal with Germany's (LTU), but remains confident a buyer will emerge, according to Spanish press reports cited by "AFX News."
(LTU) stated they had decided to not proceed with the opportunity to form a new airline in Spain to take over the South American routes of (AMD).