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Iberia ups capacity to Argentina, Mexico

The Spanish flag carrier is scheduling 17 flights a week each from Madrid to Buenos Aires and Mexico City.

Starting with this year’s winter schedules, the Spanish flag carrier and oneworld alliance member Iberia is boosting its services to Latin America with three additional frequencies a week to both Buenos Aires and Mexico City.

As of October 27, the airline will raise the number of flights from 14 to 17 times a week to Buenos Aires, which it has served since 1946.

The additional flights will be operated with A330-200s, configured with 19 seats in business class and 269 in economy. The total number of available seats on the route will rise by 90,000 to 625,000 seats per year.

The flights are “scheduled to give customers a wide range of options for flights” to and from the Argentine capital, giving them “more flexibility in planning their itineraries”, Iberia says.

Flights depart Madrid twice daily at noon and in the late evening, plus at 09:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the return flights departing daily from Buenos Aires in the early afternoon and late evening, plus mid-evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

More to Mexico
Iberia is also scheduling 17 flights a week between Madrid and Mexico City for the 2018-19 winter season, three more than last season. This means an additional 30,000 seats year-on-year on the route, which Iberia has operated since 1950.

In addition to the midday afternoon and night flights Iberia offers daily, there is now a third flight on Monday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from Madrid, with return flights from Mexico City on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

Like the existing daily flights, the new ones will be operated by A340-600s with room for 36 passengers in business, 23 in premium economy and 300 in economy, Iberia says.

Chile, Rio, Puerto Rico
Iberia is the leading airline on routes linking Europe and Latin America, with 254 flights each week to destinations in 16 countries. In addition to its Buenos Aires and Mexico City routes, it is adding flights to Santiago in Chile (from one daily flight to 10 a week), Rio de Janeiro (from four to five times a week) and San Juan in Puerto Rico (24% more seats than in the 2018 summer season). On October 1 it will also launch daily flights to Guatemala City, up from the current four flights a week.

Iberia flies to 130 destinations in 47 countries around the world. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates around 600 flights a day with a fleet of about 135 aircraft.

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