We are ILSA

We are a close, humane and empathetic brand.
We are committed to sustainability and technology on a human scale

The company

Next-generation Hitachi-Bombardier trains
Million potential Spanish consumers
Large urban areas
Daily connections between Madrid and Barcelona
Start-up of operations

Welcome to the first private Spanish high-speed company.

We are a consortium between the Spanish airline Air Nostrum and the train company Trenitaliaone of the great European leaders in rail transport with extensive experience in operating high-speed routes. 

The process of European rail market liberalisation will start on December 14, 2020. This historic moment will finally bring competition, offering citizens high quality service, more frequency and above all better prices, something that is already happening in Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland… 

Resilience is a value we want to work for in the future. A value shared with ILSA people and the environment in which we are going to compete, assuming and overcoming any adverse situation with flexibility.

Leaders in High-Speed throughout Spain

The consumers in Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Cordoba, Malaga, and Seville will be the first to opt for more frequency, better service, and affordable prices for all within ILSA’s offer.

They will also use for the first time a state of the art train, the most modern in Europe, built especially for us and completely silent and ecological to make your business or leisure trips the best possible.

We will offer you a completely personalised product adapted to your needs that is fast and easy to buy through our website and app.

Our Shareholders

The first regional European airline

The franchise of “Grupo Iberia” is one of the largest European companies in the short and medium distance sector and the leader in Spain.

Recognized Quality

Its operational excellence has been recognized with multiple awards including Airline of the Year (ERA).

One of the world’s largest High-Speed operators

Trenitalia is the leading high-speed operator in Italy and has rail operators in France (Thello), United Kingdom (Avanti West Coast and C2C) and Greece (Trainose).


After the introduction of competition in 2012 in the Italian high-speed rail, Trenitalia has solidly maintained its leading position in the first major European market to open up competition. Trenitalia’s competitive experience gives ILSA the highest industrial strength.

The fleet

The Frecciarossa with Spanish heart and Italian style.

The Hitachi-Bombardier ETR 1000 is the fastest, most modern, and most sustainable train in Europe. Thanks to a state-of-the-art aerodynamic design and the use of energy-saving technologies, it manages to reach up to 360 kilometres per hour very efficiently. Additionally, it is completely silent.

Trains designed for your safety. The air conditioning system of the ETR1000 train allows the exchange of the entire volume of air inside each coach within 3 minutes, similar to what happens on aircraft. This guarantees, in all climatic conditions, to each passenger sitting on board, no less than 35 m3 / h of renewed external air. The conditioned air, before being introduced on board, is filtered through a modern system. The current air conditioning system is currently testing a system aimed at increasing the efficiency of the removal of microorganisms, over 95%, potentially present in the airflow with the use of EPA filters.

Our high-speed train will offer the highest level of comfort in Spain.  A combination of the most advanced propulsion and control technologies, combined with services such as the highest quality Wi-Fi connection and restaurant areas, will make the Frecciarossa 1000 one of the most comfortable travel options.

The sustainable future is  already  here at ILSA. 98% of the parts of our trains are 100%  recyclable.

The ILSA Family

Fabrizio Favara
Chief Executive Officer

Victor Bañares
General Manager

Amato de Roma

Marino Santopinto
Quality & Security

Rafael González
Technology & Digital DNA

Ettore Camilli

Guillermo Castrillo
Business Development

Oscar Santamaría
Marketing, Brand and Product

Pep Manich
Customer Experience

Lina Vélez
People & Talent

Borja González
Digital Ecosystem

Ignacio Hernández
Security in Operations

Ángela Pennarola
Fleet Planning

Manuela de Luca
Assistant Directive

Marc Ques Corró

Sergio Orozco
Marketing, Brand and Product