Iberia has taken delivery of the first of five Airbus A330-300s that will enter service for the Spanish airline this year.
The Airbus A330-300 landed at 11:46 a.m. local time on February 15 at Madrid Barajas Airport and docked at a gate at Iberia’s Terminal 4 hub.
Iberia currently has a total of nine Airbus A330-300 widebodies on order and also holds options on eight more.
It intends to use the new aircraft to replace a fleet of 13 Airbus A340-300 jets currently in service, and potentially for service and network growth.
The airline’s first A330, named ‘Tikal’ and registered EC-LUB, is equipped with Iberia’s new business and Tourist (economy) class interiors for long-haul flights.
Each A330’s Business Class cabin will feature new flat-bed seats, with each seat row arranged to provide four- or five-abreast seating and nearly every seat offering direct access to an aisle.
The A330s’ economy-class cabins are fitted with seats arranged in eight-abreast row configuration, so that no seat is more one one seat away from an aisle.
Each economy-class seat is fitted with an individual seat-back monitor for watching in-flight entertainment programming.
Iberia is the market leader on routes between Europe and Latin America, offering more destinations and service frequencies than any other carrier.
Together with its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, Iberia operates about 600 flights daily with a fleet of 144 aircraft to around 100 destinations in 40 countries.
Iberia is a member of the oneworld alliance, which offers more than 8,400 daily flights to about 680 destinations in 134 countries.
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