Iberia: Latin America at the forefront this winter

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The airline company Iberia will offer this winter some 300 flights per week between Madrid and theLatin America,

The Spanish flag carrier has just unveiled its winter 2023/2024 programme, marked by a “significant” increase in capacity between its base in Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez and airports in Latin America. The more than 300 weekly flights (more than 2 million seats) represent a 14% increase in supply compared to 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic.

This growth of Iberia will be felt especially in countries such as Colombia, Peru, Chile, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil and Venezuela. ” We are developing a ambitious plan in Latin America and the Caribbean which will give a great boost to connectivity with this region and, above all, will allow us to strengthen the role of Madrid airport as a bridge between Europe and Latin America. In addition to this record increase in frequencies, we are adding a more sustainable fleet and improvements to our in-flight experience to position ourselves as the best option for flying between both sides of the Atlantic. “said in a press release María Jesús López Solás, commercial and development director of the network and alliances of Iberia.

Mexico City And Bogotá will be Iberia’s main destinations in Latin America, with both cities having a schedule of three daily flights operated exclusively by Airbus A350-900. In Peru, the airline is consolidating its services by increasing its flights between Madrid and Lima to 13 weekly flights. Chile is regaining full pre-pandemic capacity by returning to a schedule of 10 flights per week between the Spanish capital and Santiago de Chile operated in A350-900.

In Brazil, Sao Paulo will maintain its daily flight and the Madrid link – Rio de Janeiro will increase from 3 to 4 flights per week, Iberia will have a total of 11 flights per week between Europe and Brazil. In Argentina, the airline will fly twice a day to Buenos Aires.

Ecuador will have 10 weekly flights, service to Quito becoming daily and being supplemented by the three weekly flights to Guayaquil. Operations in Venezuela will also be strengthened by increasing the Madrid – Caracas 3 to 5 flights per week. In Uruguay, service to Montevideo will continue with daily flights.

In the Caribbean, Iberia will strengthen its service to the Dominican Republic by offering 9 weekly flights in January and 10 in February on the Madrid – Santo Domingo route. In Puerto Rico, it will increase connectivity between San Juan and Spain by offering five weekly flights in November and daily flights by early 2024. In addition, the connection to Havana will have three weekly flights. In central Americaconnections to Guatemala City, San Salvador, San José de Costa Rica and Panama-Tocumen will have a daily flight.

The subsidiary of IAG Group (alongside British Airways, Aer Lingus and the low-cost Vueling and Level) also plans to increase frequencies by around 8% on its routes medium-haul, totaling more than 800 flights per week. In Europe, Iberia will launch a new route to Rovaniemi and increase capacity in cities including Paris, Milan, Rome, Athens, Budapest, Dusseldorf, Stockholm, Hamburg, Oslo, Prague and Zurich.

Nationally, the Iberia Group will program 6% more frequencies compared to the previous winter season, focusing on Almería, Granada and Pamplona. The airline aims to strengthen Madrid airport’s position “as a key hub between Europe and Latin America”.

Finally to UNITED STATESthe alliance company Oneworld will operate more than 90 weekly flights, 24% more than in 2019.

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