Iberia to launch routes to San Francisco and Managua in 2018

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  • As of next October, Iberia will fly five times a week to Tokyo, a route launched only a year ago, subject to governmental approval.
  • Lavishly equipped long-haul Airbus A330s will be used on Madrid-Tel Aviv flights.
As of the end of April, 2018, Iberia will fly to San Francisco
As of the end of April 2018, Iberia will fly to San Francisco

The restructuring efforts and initiatives undertaken by Iberia in recent years under the Plan de Futuro scheme are now yielding their fruits, enabling the Spanish airline to launch new routes and reinforce its network. Cost reduction, productivity hikes, new long-haul fleet and product, and new commercial strategies are allowing Iberia to compete advantageously in what were once unprofitable markets.

As of the end of April 2018, until the end of September, it will operate three non-stop return flights per week between Madrid and San Francisco, a new destination for Iberia.

It will also start thrice-weekly flights to Managua in October, non-stop to Madrid and with one stop in Guatemala City from Madrid to the Nicaraguan capital, allowing the company to offer a daily flight to Guatemala.

Five flights per Week to Tokyo, and the A330-200 to Tel Aviv

This week marks the first anniversary of Iberia’s non-stop Madrid-Tokyo route, which was launched with three flights per week. The number will rise to five starting on 20 October 2018, subject to governmental approval.

Meanwhile, as from April 2018, the Spanish airline is to use larger and more lavishly equipped Airbus A330s on its daily Madrid-Tel Aviv flights, featuring larger and more comfortable seats –those in Business Class unfold into flat, 2-metre-long beds. All passengers can enjoy a massive offering of à la carte entertainment options, and Wi-Fi, amongst other advantages.

Iberia’s chairman Luis Gallego comments: “For another year, our Plan de Futuro and the efforts and commitment of everyone are making it possible for us to open up new routes. Keeping them, and continuing to enter new markets, will depend on our ability to increase our competitiveness still further, and to continue to improve service to our customers.”

San Francisco Schedule

Flight

Days

From

To

Departure

Arrival

Dates

IB6175

IB6174

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

MAD

SFO

SFO

MAD

12:25

18:00

16:00

14:15+1

From 25 April to 28 Sept. 2018

Managua Schedule

Flight

Days

From

To

Departure

Arrival

Dates

IB6343

IB6344

IB6344

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

MAD

GUA

MGA

GUA

MGA

MAD

12:25

17:10

19:45

15:40

18:30

14:15+1

As from October 1st

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