Spanish airline Iberia has entered a codeshare partnership with Mexican low-cost airline Viva Aerobus to combine their routes.

The agreement is expected to give travellers more travel options between Spain and Mexico.

Iberia passengers travelling between Madrid and Mexico City can now connect on domestic flights of Viva Aerobus.

Similarly, Mexican passengers travelling to Madrid with Iberia can connect to the Mexico City-Madrid route by making the journey’s first leg with Viva Aerobus.

Viva Aerobus alliance director Javier Suarez said: “At Viva, we are very proud to have signed this codeshare with Iberia. This alliance allows us to connect our domestic flight network from Mexico City to a route that provides the largest number of passengers between Mexico and Europe.”

Currently, Iberia operates 19 weekly flights between Madrid and Mexico City.

With the signing of the latest agreement, Iberia can connect through AICM to 19 Mexican cities, including Guadalajara, Cancun, Monterrey, Veracruz, Mérida, Tampico, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Tuxtla Gutierrez, among others.

The agreement will also allow Iberia airline passengers to buy their tickets in a single reservation.

Iberia network development and alliances commercial director María Jess López Solas said: “At Iberia, we have always been committed to Mexico as one of our strategic markets from the point of view of both tourism and trade traffic.

“As demand has picked up, we have seen this reactivation, as well as capacity addition very close to the pre-pandemic supply. With 19 flights a week, Mexico City is the most frequented metropolis in the US.

“Now, thanks to the codeshare agreement with Viva Aerobus, we will be able to offer our customers better service and greater capacity with a wider range of destinations within the country.”