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Iberia Outlines Winter 2021/22 Schedule, Including the Return of Service to the Maldives and Cali

Iberia will relaunch service to the Maldives and Cali this winter with two weekly flights to Malé from December through February and three weekly flights to Cali from December through March.


Iberia Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (September 16, 2021), Iberia announced the relaunch of service to Malé in the Maldives and Cali, Colombia for winter 2021/22. The carrier will offer two weekly flights to Malé from December through February, as well as three weekly flights to Cali from December through March. Domestically, the Madrid-Barcelona shuttle is experiencing rapid growth with 68 weekly flights in each direction. Iberia is also expecting continued leisure and business demand growth in Spain and is scheduling four daily return flights from Madrid to Bilbao, La Coruña and Vigo. The carrier is also increasing capacity on flights to Asturias, San Sebastián and Santander.

In Europe, Iberia will increase Madrid-Paris service to as many as seven daily return flights, connecting both Orly and Charles de Gaulle. The carrier currently operates five daily return flights to London, and will increase capacity to Lisbon, Oporto, Frankfurt, Brussels, Geneva, Milan, Rome, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Munich, Venice, Lyon and Marseilles. For the winter 2021/22 season, Iberia will offer 23 long-haul destinations in 17 countries with nearly 280 weekly flights. In the U.S., Iberia is increasing services to both New York and Miami with 10 weekly flights, and will continue operating flights to Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles.

This month marks Iberia’s 75th anniversary of their first scheduled flights between Spain and Latin America. The carrier will serve 17 cities in 15 Latin American countries for a total of more than 200 weekly return flights. The airline’s fastest growing markets in Latin America include Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Colombia, and Iberia will also add flights to Central America and Uruguay. Iberia will offer twice-daily service to Mexico City and 13 weekly return flights to the Dominican Republic. The carrier will also operate 10 weekly services to Bogota.

In Central America and the Caribbean, the airline will offer six weekly flights to Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala-El Salvador, as well as five weekly services on the triangular Madrid-Guatemala-El Salvador route. Iberia will also offer four weekly flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico and six weekly flights to Uruguay. The carrier will continue to offer one daily return service to São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Lima and Buenos Aires (pending government approval).



Source: Iberia