Iberia will finally position theAirbus A350 on select flights between Madrid and Sao Paulo-Guarulhosbut the upgrade for passengers will only be valid from March 31, 2024 and on a limited basis.
The Spanish airline already flies its Airbus A350 to destinations such as Buenos Aires, Bogotá And santiagowhile São Paulo and Rio, Brazil are served by the A330. At the same time, the Spanish carrier, a subsidiary of the IAG group (British Airways, Vueling, etc.), will extend its flights to the largest Brazilian city from seven to ten weekly flights. According to the specialized site airdatanews, the A330-300 currently in use will remain on flights IB 6824 and IB 6827 while the A350-900 will be used on flights IB 6825 and IB 6826, which depart on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the both directions.
Iberia will also extend its Madrid-Rio de Janeiro an additional flight, bringing it to four rotations per week. For Rio, the carrier uses theA330-200with 160 seats divided into three classes.
The partial launch of the A350 on the routes from Iberia to Brazil takes place with a huge delay compared to other destinations in South America. It already serves cities such as Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Bogota with this jumbo jet, configured to carry 348 passengers. Iberia currently has 19 A350-900s, in addition to 16 A330-200s and nine A330-300s. Also a subsidiary of the IAG group, British Airways already serves São Paulo with the A350-1000, the largest variant of the family.
Iberia plans to strengthen its connections to Latin America this winter with more than 300 weekly flights scheduled for five months.