The flights will be operated by Airbus widebody jets.
Spain’s flag carrier, Iberia, is planning to introduce more long-haul flights to the US next summer, with more than 120 weekly flights to eight destinations. Among the increased flights, frequencies to Los Angeles will also be expanded during four months.
Iberia will also focus on its operation across Latin America in 2024. Between Spain and 16 countries across the region, the carrier plans to offer over 3.1 million seats during the summer months next year.
More flights to North America
According to Iberia, the 126 flights per week to eight US cities will be scheduled to cater to the busy summer travel season. Originating from its hub at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), two daily flights will be scheduled to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Miami International Airport (MIA).
To Boston Logan International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one daily flight will operate. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will see seven weekly flights throughout June, July, August, and September next year. The frequency increases from five weekly flights that are currently offered.
The carrier’s seasonal routes to Washington, DC, and San Francisco will also return next summer. Four weekly flights will be scheduled to the nation’s capital, while three will offered to the Golden Gate City.
The A350 to LA
Among its US destinations, Iberia will exclusively deploy its Airbus A350-900s exclusively to LAX. The plane accommodates 348 passengers, meaning over 2,400 seats will be offered from MAD-LAX weekly. As Iberia’s newest aircraft, the airline said the widebody jet is designed to save fuel, features state-of-the-art technology, and reduces the impact on the environment.
“It also offers multiple benefits for passengers, such as wider aisles, larger overhead bins, an air-conditioning system that enhances on-board comfort by providing fresher air, panoramic windows, and much more,” the airline explained.
Iberia’s A330-200s or A330-300s will be deployed on flights to other US destinations, except New York, where the city sees a combination of A330s and A350s. According to ch-aviation, the airline has 16 A330-200s, eight A330-300s, and 20 A350-900s.
Additionally, Iberia’s partner, LEVEL Airlines, will introduce direct flights from Barcelona to Miami in March. The service will be three times weekly, with flights operating on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. With the addition of Miami, LEVEL will offer service to five US destinations, as it already serves Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston, all operated by an Airbus A330-200.
As part of the oneworld Alliance, Iberia partners with Fort Worth-based American Airlines. The expansion of its US routes will give passengers more options to either fly to Europe or the US as American notably operates hubs at ORD, DFW, MIA, LAX, and JFK.
Up to 328 flights to Latin America
Outside of the US, Iberia will also increase flights to Latin America and the Caribbean by more than 17% between April and October next year, representing more than 3.1 million seats offered.
“Buenos Aires will add three more weekly frequencies, up to 17, while Brazil will increase its connectivity with Europe: in the summer season it will have 10 flights to Sao Paulo and six to Rio de Janeiro,” the airline said. “Bogotá and Mexico City will maintain the greatest connectivity, with three daily flights each.”
In addition, flights to Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Santiago de Chile, and Puerto Rico will have frequencies expanded next year.
Source : Simple Flying