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Iberia Expands Latin American Network for Summer 2023

Iberia will restore their entire pre-pandemic Latin American network for summer 2023, with around 280 weekly flights between Spain and Latin America, two percent more than 2019. In the US, the carrier will resume summer seasonal service to SFO, IAD and DFW.


Iberia Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Airbus

On Friday (February 17, 2023), Iberia announced that their network between Spain and Latin America will be fully restored for summer 2023, with approximately 280 weekly flights, two percent more than summer 2019. The carrier will offer three daily flights to Mexico, increase flights to Bogotá from 14 to 18 weekly frequencies, and increase service to Lima from seven to 10 weekly flights. In the US, the carrier will resume summer seasonal service to San Francisco and (SFO) Washington DC (IAD), while offering daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).


Additionally, the carrier will offer service to popular summer European destinations, including Corfu, Mykonos and Santorini (Greece), Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb (Croatia), Catania and Olbia (Italy), and Faro, Punta Delgada (Portugal), joining year-round flights to Lisbon, Porto and Funchal. Iberia will also grow service to Stockholm, Dusseldorf, Oslo, Venice, Milan and Rome. In Spain, the carrier will focus on the Air Shuttle between Madrid and Barcelona, offering the same capacity as summer 2019. Services will also be increased to Bilbao with up to 38 weekly flights, A Coruña with up to 31 weekly frequencies, and Santander, with an increase this summer from three to four weekly flights.


In Thursday’s announcement, Iberia’s Director – Commercial, Networks & Alliances, María Jesús López-Solás, said,


“Latin America and the Caribbean have always been at the centre of our strategy, but this year we will go further to increase our presence in markets such as Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, strengthen our leadership on routes between Latin America and Europe and, at the same time, support the role of Madrid’s airport as a bridge between both regions.”


Iberia will offer approximately 280 weekly flights to 18 destinations in 16 Latin American countries for summer 2023. During the last year, the carrier grew their service to Bogotá from 10 to 14 weekly frequencies, which will increase to 18 weekly flights for June and three daily flights from November, triple 2019 capacity. Iberia will also offer double daily flights to Buenos Aires, three daily flights to Mexico, and increase service to Lima from seven to 10 weekly flights. In Ecuador, Iberia offer six daily frequencies to Quito and three frequencies to Guayaquil. From January, Iberia has offered up to seven weekly flights to Montevideo, which will be maintained for most of the year. The airline will also continue to operate three weekly flights to Rio de Janeiro, as well as seven to São Paulo.


Iberia Grows Again in Latin America for Sumemr 2023 - Courtesy Iberia

In Central America, Iberia will offer daily service on the Guatemala-El Salvador route, as well as daily flights to San José, Costa Rica, and three daily flights to Caracas, Venezuela. Throughout the summer, the carrier will also offer 5-7 frequencies to Panama, increasing to daily service from November 2023. From September, Iberia will offer five weekly flights to Havana and daily service to Santo Domingo. Flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico will also increase to six weekly frequencies in July and August.


As previously mentioned, Iberia will resume summer seasonal service to San Francisco and Washington DC, while increasing frequencies to Dallas to daily from June 2023. Compared to 2019 Iberia will increase US capacity by nearly 20 percent versus summer 2019, with up to 124 weekly flights. From March, the carrier will offer double-daily flights to New York (JFK), year-round twice daily flights to Miami (MIA), daily service to Chicago (March-December), and daily flights to Boston (BOS) from April through October. Flights to Los Angeles (LAX) will have four weekly frequencies in April, increasing to five from May through October, and the route will be operated with Iberia’s flagship 359-passenger Airbus A350-900. Service to Washington DC will be on offer four times weekly from April to October, while San Francisco flights will operate three times weekly from May through October.


Source: Iberia

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