Madrid is even closer as United Airlines launches Boeing 757-200 non-stop service from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) this summer. The flight to Madrid–Barajas (MAD) starts today and will operate daily through September 4, 2014.
Aside from being a convenient flight for consumers in the greater Washington, DC, area, the flight is timed for easy connections from points across the United States via United’s Hub at Washington Dulles International (IAD). Evan Koppel, United’s Regional Director of Sales, commented, “This new route will improve access for travelers between the U.S. and Spain, while offering Spanish travelers greater options for travel throughout the Americas.”
Washington to Madrid Flight Schedule
The eastbound flight is United 163 and is scheduled to depart Washington Dulles (IAD) at 5:45pm with an arrival at Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) at 7:40am the following morning. The westbound flight back to the United States is United Flight 164, departing Madrid (MAD) at 11:35am and with a same day arrival scheduled for 2:30pm at Washington Dulles (IAD). Scheduled flight time is 7 hours 55 minutes eastbound and the trip back to Washington clocks in one hour longer, as a result of headwinds, at 8 hours 55 minutes.
The flight is operated by the Boeing 757-200, a narrow-body aircraft boasting 169 seats. The aircraft features 16 United BusinessFirst seats which convert to flat-beds along with 153 seats in the economy cabin, 45 of those are Economy Plus seats with additional legroom.
The flight from Washington Dulles (IAD) will supplement service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) during the busy summer months. Additionally, United operates non-stop flights to Barcelona (BCN) from their hub at Newark Liberty International (EWR).
Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) is easily accessible with public transportation, including metro service into the heart of Madrid.