In summer 2022, Iberia will already exceed its pre-COVID capacity in Puerto Rico, restores flights to Maldives and Cali

Iberia is increasing its presence in Puerto Rico with this announcement:

  • The Spanish airline has announced the increase of the operation with the Caribbean island and will add an additional frequency in its summer program to reach five weekly flights
  • Iberia will offer more than 84,000 seats between the months of April and October, which will be 25 percent more than the same period of 2019, even exceeding the pre-pandemic capacity
  • The flights will be operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft with capacity for 288 passengers.
  • Last summer, Iberia celebrated 72 years since its first flight to Puerto Rico and with this increase in offer the airline strengthens its commitment to this market and reinforces its leadership in Latin America
  • San Juan de Puerto Rico is also part of the joint business agreement for routes between Europe and the North Atlantic that Iberia maintains together with American Airlines, British Airways and Finnair
  • The agreement signed between Iberia and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company includes the promotion of tourism promotion in the country in the more than 90 destinations to which the airline flies in Europe

Iberia has announced today, facing the summer season, the increase of its operation with San Juan de Puerto Rico by adding one more frequency to its current offer, to reach five flights a week.

This increase in capacity will add more than 84,000 seats between the months of April and October, which will be 25 percent more than the same period of 2019, even above the pre-pandemic offer, which shows the commitment of the airline and reinforces its leadership in Latin America.

A firm commitment to this market that Iberia has also wanted to maintain in its winter program – which includes from October to March – with four weekly frequencies.

San Juan de Puerto Rico is also part of the joint business agreement for routes between Europe and the North Atlantic that Iberia maintains together with American Airlines, British Airways and Finnair.

 

Increased connectivity

The increase in the operation aims to improve connectivity between the Caribbean destination and the more than 90 destinations to which Iberia flies in Europe.

Flight schedules will be:

 

Route Flight No. Days of operation Departure time Arrival time
Puerto Rico-Madrid IB 6300 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:20 p.m. 10:30 a.m.
Madrid-Puerto Rico IB 6301 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4:15 p.m. 6:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These flights will be operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with capacity for 288 passengers, 19 in Business Class and 269 in Economy Class. The Airbus A330-200 are twin-engine aircraft and a 15% more fuel efficient.

In other news, Iberia is restoring flights to:

  • the Maldives, and after the proper functioning of the route during the summer months, Iberia will operate two direct flights to Male that will be maintained from December to February 2022
  • As for Cali, it will operate with three weekly flights,in this case from December to March 2022, which will be added to the offer to Bogotá, currently with 10 frequencies, even exceeding the capacity we offered before the pandemic.
  • Along with Maldives and Cali, the airline will offer flights to 21 other cities in 17 countries in Latin America, the U.S. and the Maldives.
  • In Spain, the Group will increase connectivity with the Canary Islands with 73 return flights and 27,000 additional seats, which will mean an increase in capacity of 18 percent.
  • And it will also reinforce other domestic destinations such as Bilbao, A Coruña or Vigo, where it will increase its offer up to four daily flights per direction, and also with Asturias and San Sebastian, where it has scheduled more frequencies

 

Iberia recovers on December 2 its flights with Cali and on December 3 the route to the Maldives, two of the main novelties of its winter program.

Regarding the Maldives, after the good functioning of the route during the summer months, Iberia has decided to resume its two direct flights to Malé that will be maintained from December to February 2022.

As for Cali, it also recovers this destination with three weekly flights, in this case from December to March 2022, which are added to the offer to Bogotá, currently with 10 frequencies and, from February 2022, with two daily flights exceeding even the capacity we offered before the pandemic.