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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:

The full report by Iberia in Spanish:

 

Iberia lands in San Francisco

Iberia commenced Madrid – San Francisco service on April 25, 2018.

Airbus A330-202 EC-MMG is pictured rolling out on runway 28L at SFO on the inaugural arrival.

Iberia made this announcement:

(PRNewsfoto/Olive Oils from Spain)

Two of Spain’s emblems, Iberia and Olive Oils from Spain, work together to consolidate the positioning of the two most powerful sectors of the Spanish industry: tourism and agri-food. Each new route opened in the world by the airline brings a bit more Spanish liquid gold to consumers around the world. A product that has had a notable role in the presentation of the new Iberia route linking Madrid and San Francisco to informants and tourism professionals from the United States, Olive Oil from Spain has created a really innovative proposal, integrating this food into cocktails, deepening the inexhaustible versatility of the Spanish flagship product.

A millenary tradition in a 21st century cocktail bar

Olive Oils from Spain have been the most surprising ingredient of the evening. Its texture, aromas and flavors have not gone unnoticed for high end cocktails. The juices of the olive are known mainly for dressings and frying. With innovations like those presented in San Francisco, it opens the door to the disclosure of new applications for an extremely versatile product, ranging from pastries to cosmetics, to cocktails with and without alcohol, such as:

  • Margarita with Hojiblanca EVOO
  • Virgin Mary with Picual EVOO
  • Gin Tonic with Arbequina EVOO
  • San Francisco with Cornicabra EVOO

Olive Oils from Spain are the promotional brand of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofesional, a non-profit organization, formed by all the representative entities of the sector in Spain. Its main objective is todisseminate information on the product, its uses and health properties throughout the world. The Interprofessional has been developing promotional campaigns for almost a decade to bring this super food to consumers in five continents. Among its priorities is the United States market, where Olive Oils from Spain are leaders, with exports in 2017 of 124,000 tons.

Iberia, for its part, has been proudly taking the image of Spain across the globe for more than 90 years, in the fuselage and interior of its aircraft. Throughout this time it has established itself as a symbol of Spain’s leadership in quality, development and modernity,values that match perfectly with those of Olives from Spain.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.

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Iberia and Qatar Airways announce a codeshare agreement

Iberia and Qatar Airways have made the following announcement:

Effective April 3, 2018, the codeshare will give passengers access to more destinations when connecting at hubs in Doha, Spain and Portugal, as well as mutual benefits with frequent flyer programs Iberia Plus and Qatar Airways Privilege Club. 

Iberia will operate the two daily flights operated by Qatar Airways between Madrid and its hub in Doha under its flight code, while Qatar Airways’ code will be added to Iberia flights from Madrid to the airline’s 28 destinations in Spain and Portugal.

Commenting on the partnership, president and CEO of Iberia Luis Gallego, said:

“We are very happy to announce this codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, one of our partners in Oneworld. It offers our customers an extensive network to travel between Doha and Spain, as well as Portugal; seamless connections at the Iberia hub in Madrid T4, personal attention in every station, and, for our Business Class customers, the opportunity to enjoy one of the best European VIP lounges to wait for their flight”.

Group chief executive of Qatar Airways His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said:

“Code-share partnerships and airline alliances continue to play an important role for Qatar Airways and this new agreement with Iberia reflects our commitment to provide customers with the best service. In linking Iberia’s extensive network across Spain and Portugal with Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations, passengers will benefit from seamless connectivity and the growing strength of the Oneworld global network.”

In Spanish: CLICK HERE