Iberia Celebrates First Flight to Tenerife With Airbus A350, Will Offer 11 Weekly Flights in August
Iberia announced on Wednesday their first Airbus A350 flight to Tenerife, while yesterday the A350 also debuted on a flight to Gran Canaria. Iberia is offering daily service to the Canary Islands in July, which will be expanded to 11 weekly flights in August.
One Wednesday (July 22, 2020), Iberia celebrated their inaugural Airbus A350 service to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The carrier also launched service with their state-of-the-art A350 to Gran Canaria on Tuesday. During July, Iberia is offering alternating daily flights to the Canary Islands (Gran Canaria and Tenerife) which will be increased to 11 weekly flights during August. Iberia will be using both the widebody Airbus A330 and A350 on the routes which have a passenger capacity of 288 and 348 passengers respectively. The additional flights are part of the Iberia Group’s (including Iberia Express) to increase air connectivity to the Canary Islands. During August, the Iberia Group will offer around 33 weekly flights between Madrid and Gran Canaria and up to 48 flights to Tenerife. Additionally, the carrier will offer up to 19 weekly flights to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and up to 11 weekly flights to La Palma. As part of the August flight program, Iberia is adding two weekly Gran Canaria-Oviedo, Oviedo-Tenerife North and Tenerife North-Vigo cross flights.
Iberia’s Airbus A350s offer guests an improved customer experience compared to the Airbus A340-600s they are replacing. The aircraft offers panoramic windows and LED lighting and according to Iberia, the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft is the quietest airplane on the market. The ventilation system with ozone filters renews the cabin air every two to three minutes and delivers improved air quality as well as an 11-16 percent improvement in cabin humidity. Iberia’s A350s are configured with 31 Business, 24 Premium Economy and 293 Economy Class seats. The twin-engine aircraft also delivers a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn than other models in its class, as well as a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions.