Iberia adds more capacity in the wake of Spanair’s collapse, will also add new Africa service

Iberia (Madrid) has announced it is increasing its supply of flights and/or seats on several of the routes on which it had coincided with Spanair:

Madrid-Barcelona: Iberia has added three daily flights, which will be expanded to four in the summer season for a daily total of nearly 70.

Madrid-Bilbao: An increase in seat supply of up to 31% in the busiest months, with one extra daily flight and larger aircraft at peak travel times. For now Iberia will operate 11 daily return flights, from 0655. until 2145, with good connections to all other Iberia destinations.

Madrid-La Coruña: Up to 27% more seats starting in March, on three daily roundtrip flights, two of them using larger aircraft. The first flight departs at 0645 – and the last takes off at 2120, offering good connections to Iberia destinations in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.

Madrid-Canary Islands: Flights to the main Canary Islands grow by 20%: Iberia has scheduled one additional flight on the Madrid-Gran Canaria and Madrid-Tenerife routes. As of March 25 it will increase capacity to the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Madrid-Balearic Islands: In the high summer season Iberia will operate up to five daily roundtrip flights to Palma de Majorca, two to Ibiza, and one to Minorca.

Madrid-Copenhagen: Iberia will use larger aircraft to increase seat supply on this route.

In addition the flag carrier is introducing twice-A321 service to Nouakchott via Las Palmas on April 26. Further African expansion will occur on June 1 when it starts twice-weekly A319 flights to Accra.

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