Updated: Jan 11
Iberia announced Wednesday that they would offer up to five weekly direct flights between Madrid and Washington DC as part of their 2020 summer season program.
Today, Iberia announced their summer 2020 flight program. In addition to up to five weekly flights from Madrid the Washington DC, the airline will offer daily Madrid-Tokyo service, a daily flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico and service between Madrid and Cairo. With up to daily service to Puerto Rico next summer, Iberia will increase their capacity on the route by 55%. The Madrid-Washington route will be operated by Airbus A330-300s configured with 29 Business, 21 Premium Economy and 242 Economy Class seats. The new service is intended to promote tourism between both capital cities and beyond through Iberia’s extensive network connections. During the season, the airline will offer more than 68,000 seats on the Madrid-Washington DC route.
Iberia recently announced year-round nonstop service to Guayaquil, Ecuador and an aircraft upgrade to an Airbus A350-900 on the Madrid-Santiago, Chile route. Guayaquil service will commence on December 13, 2019, with four weekly flights. In 2020 Iberia will also receive six new A350s, doubling the number of the aircraft type in their fleet. These aircraft will be deployed on their Madrid-Tokyo and Madrid-Los Angeles routes. In support of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, Iberia will launch A350 service on the Madrid-Tokyo route starting March 29, 2020 and will add two additional weekly flights in June. This will increase frequency on the Madrid-Tokyo route to daily service. Iberia currently operates their Airbus A350-900s from Madrid to New York, Chicago, Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile.
Iberia is a subsidiary of the International Airlines Group (IAG), which also includes British Airways, Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level. IAG recently announced that they would acquire Air Europa through their Iberia subsidiary.