Iberia extends Premium Economy to Havana and Johannesburg, increases frequency to Lima

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Iberia to offer Premium Economy class on flights to Havana and Johannesburg

  • In addition, in July and August 2019, the Spanish airline will operate ten weekly flights between Madrid and Lima
  • Iberia will fly A340-600s to São Paulo in the summer of 2019
Iberia Premium Economy

As Iberia completes its flight programme for the 2019 summer season, it has announced that it will offer its new Premium Economy class on its flights to Havana and Johannesburg, while boosting capacity on Madrid-Lima and Madrid-São Paulo routes.

Premium Economy reaches Havana and Johannesburg

At the start of the 2019 summer season, Iberia passengers flying to Havana and to Johannesburg may opt for the new Premium Economy class available on the Airbus A330-300s the airline will operate on these routes.

Iberia’s A330-300s have 29 Business class seats, 21 seats in Premium Economy, and 242 in Economy. The Premium Economy is designed for Economy class passengers who are willing to pay a little more for a lot more comfort, plus extra services in the air and on the ground.

The Premium Economy cabin features include:

  • 20% more separation between rows (94 cm vs. 78.7 cm in Economy)
  • Wider seats (48 cm vs. 43 cm in Economy)
  • 40% more seatback recline (7” vs. 5” in Economy)
  • Adjustable headrests and reclining footrests
  • 12” full HD screens (vs. 9” in Economy), noise-cancellation earphones, and connection points for personal electronic devices.
  • Exclusive in-flight service: complimentary welcoming drink, special menu, table linen, and personalised toilet kit.
  • Larger luggage allowance: two check-in pieces instead of one, priority in boarding and leaving the aircraft, and special check-in counters at the Madrid airport.

Premium Economy is already available on Iberia flights to/from Bogota, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Lima, Panama City, Quito, Santiago de Chile, and São Paulo in Latin America, plus Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York in the United States.

More capacity on routes to Lima and São Paulo

In July and August 2019, Iberia will offer ten return flights a week on the Madrid-Lima-Madrid route, up from the current frequency of one daily flight. Pending final approval by the authorities, the additional three flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Madrid, returning on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The schedule of flights connecting the Spanish and Peruvian capitals will be as follows:

 

Flight no.

 

From

 

Departs

 

To

 

Arrives

 

Days

 

IB6659

 

Madrid

 

13:10

 

Lima

 

18:20

 

Daily

 

IB6650

 

Lima

 

20:00

 

Madrid

 

14:25 + 1

 

Daily

 

IB6653

 

Madrid

 

23:55

 

Lima

 

04:35 + 1

 

Mon., Thurs., Sat.

 

IB6652

 

Lima

 

11:25

 

Madrid

 

06:00 + 1

 

Tues, Fri., Sun.

 

The additional flights will be operated with A340-600s, configured with 36 seats in Business class, 23 in Premium Economy, and 300 in Economy. The total number of additional seats on the route will amount to 2,154 per week.

Starting in April 2019, Iberia will use Airbus A340-600s for its daily flights between Madrid and São Paulo, replacing the A330-300s being used this summer. The change of aircraft adds nearly 1,000 more seats each week.

Iberia currently operates a total of 374 long-haul flights each week to 27 cities in Latin America, the United States, South Africa, China and Japan.

Madrid, 10 September 2018

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