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Iberia to launch a new route from Madrid to Cairo

Iberia Airbus A319-111 EC-JVE (msn 2843) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946929.

Iberia has made this announcement:

Pending approval by authorities, Iberia will launch a new route from Madrid to Cairo on March 2, 2020.

Photo: Iberia.

The Spanish carrier will operate four weekly flights with an A319 aircraft which can accommodate up to 141 customers, distributed in Business and Economy cabins. Iberia will be offering more than 1,100 seats each week in this route.

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The flight schedule will allow Iberia customers flying from Egypt to continue their trip via Madrid Airport to other 21 destinations in Spain such as Bilbao, Valencia, Seville, Malaga or Alicante, or Porto in Portugal. They will also be able to fly to 25 cities in the U.S. and Latin America.

Cairo will become Iberia’s seventh destination in the African continent, where it also serves Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech in Morocco; Algiers and Oran in Algeria, as well as Dakar in Senegal.

Top Copyright Photo: Iberia Airbus A319-111 EC-JVE (msn 2843) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946929.

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Spanish “Tapas” on Iberia flights

Iberia has made this announcement:

  • Exquisite Iberian cold cuts and cheeses for Business passengers on domestic flights
  • On long-haul flights, gazpacho, fresh salads, meat and fish garnished with vegetables.

In summer, Iberia carries the largest number of customers of different nationalities, and this year the airline is seizing the opportunity to familiarise them with Spanish gastronomy.

Cold cuts, chorizo, cheeses

Business passenger on domestic flights are now served chilled sherry with “tapas” of cold cuts, cured sausage, and the best regional cheeses.

Meat tapas will feature salchichon and fuet (peppery pork salamis), spicy chorizo pork sausage, lomo (cured pork loin), and cecina (thin salt beef slices). Cheeses include are the ever popular manchego, and the distinctive Basque Idiazábal, the Minorcan Mahón, the Canary Island Majorero, etc. The offering will always be different on outbound and inbound Madrid flights.

Gazpacho and Tortilla Española (potato omelette) over the Atlantic

Business Class passengers on Iberia’s long-haul flights this summer can enjoy a larger offering of Spanish specialities in the lunch and dinner service.

For starters, they can choose delectable gazpacho or salmorejo, both tomato-based cold soups, the former more spicy and the latter more creamy, served with exotic fresh salads including apple and mango, or more traditional ones with tuna and tomato.

Main dishes include such characteristic Spanish specialities as marinated chicken, cured acorn-fed pork jowls, veal sirloin, and other delicious meat and fish dishes made with the most select ingredients and garnished with vegetables such as salted mushrooms, braised potatoes with onion and peppers, or string beans. A star attraction is the salmon with pumpkin, beets, and spinach.

Snack service for Business Classpassengers on long-haul Iberia flights includes the classic tortilla española (a robust omelette made with parboiled potatoes and onions), served with green asparagus, candied artichokes, and grilled tomatoes. Other options include a tuna turnover or pie with a tomato salad.

Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda Wines

To accompany these dishes Iberia serves its selection of Spanish wines from the Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Rueda regions, including some “boutique” artisanal vintages.

The idea is to promote Spanish wines amongst those passengers who may not be familiar with their great quality and enormous variety.

IAG backs the Airbus A321XLR with an order for 14 aircraft

International Airlines Group (IAG) has selected the Airbus A321XLR to expand its fleet of highly efficient single aisles with a firm order for 14 aircraft. Of these, eight are destined for Iberia and six for Aer Lingus.

IAG, the parent company of leading airlines also including British Airways, Level and Vueling, is one of Airbus’s largest customers and this agreement will take the overall order from the group to 530 aircraft. IAG airlines combined operate one of the world’s largest Airbus fleets with over 400 aircraft.

The aircraft will enable Aer Lingus to launch new routes beyond the US East Coast and Canada. For Iberia, this is a new aircraft type that will enable it to operate new transatlantic destinations and increase frequencies in key markets.

Images: Airbus.

Iberia to bring the Airbus A350-900 to Chicago O’Hare and Buenos Aires

Iberia Airbus A350-941 F-WZHC (EC-MYX) (msn 227) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942971.

Iberia is assigning the new Airbus A350-900 to two new routes; Chicago (O’Hare) (May 2019) and Buenos Aires (February 2019) from the Madrid hub.

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Top Copyright Photo (all others by Iberia): Iberia Airbus A350-941 F-WZHC (EC-MYX) (msn 227) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942971.

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Iberia takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

"Placido Domingo", first IB A350, first flight May 29, 2018, delivered June 26, 2018

Iberia, Spain’s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG’s group of airlines, has taken delivery of its first of 16 Airbus A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody.

The pictured Airbus A350-941 F-WZNP (msn 219), named “Placido Domingo”, was handed over as EC-MXV on June 26, 2018 and immediately ferried to the Madrid base.

Above Photo: Airbus and Iberia.

The aircraft is the first Airbus A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a wing twist, extended winglets and increased maximum takeoff weight capability, delivering unrivalled performance across Iberia’s network. The aircraft is configured in a premium three-class layout, with 348 seats, including 31 full lie-flat bed Business, 24 Premium Economy and 293 Economy seats.

The A350-900 will join Iberia’s all-Airbus fleet comprising more than 100 aircraft (including Iberia Express), allowing them to leverage the full benefit of Airbus’ unique aircraft family commonality.

In order to reduce its carbon footprint, the A350 XWB delivery flight from Toulouse to Madrid was fuelled with a blend of sustainable jet fuel.

The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. As the founding member of “Airspace by Airbus” cabin brand, the A350 XWB cabin provides passengers and crews the best in comfort, well-being and technology.

To date, Airbus has recorded 847 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 44 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

Top Copyright Photo: Iberia Airbus A350-941 F-WZNP (EC-MXV) (msn 219) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942236.

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Iberia takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

First Iberia Airbus A320neo, delivered on May 29, 2018

Iberia on May 29, 2018 took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (EC-MXU, msn 8221).

Copyright Photo (all others by Iberia): Iberia Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIG (EC-MXU) (msn 8221) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942226.

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The first Airbus A350-900 for Iberia is painted

Iberia has 16 Airbus A350-900s on order. Here is a picture of the first copy, fresh out of the paint shop. It will become EC-MXV on delivery. Iberia made this announcement on social media:

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