El Correo Gallego reports today that between 140 and 160 seats were sold of the 189 available seats on the first Ryanair flights between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid. This means that about 80% of the seats were sold, a pretty good number. As of yesterday, Ryanair flies to and from Madrid twice daily.
According to El Correo Gallego, may furure flights are also already sold out, especially those on weekends and dates around some key christmast dates.
So as of yesterday, the price war between Iberia, Spanair and Ryanair is on on this popular route.
As Ryanair is about to open their two new daily routes from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid, Iberia and now also Spanair have announced that they will lower prices. All this according to today’s El Correo Gallego.
Iberia is said to lower prices on a Santiago – Madrid flight from about 140 euro to as low as 60 euro. Todays article in El Correo Gallego indicates that Spanair is willing to go as low as 22 euros per flight (taxes probably not included).
Ryanair start Novermber 18th (2008) with two daily flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.