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About the airline
Founded in June 1927, Iberia Airlines (www.iberia.com) is the Spanish flag carrier airline. Based in Madrid, the airline operates a core fleet of 79 aircraft flying to 89 destinations worldwide. Its core flight hub is situated at Madrid-Barajas Airport, with headquarters based in Ciudad Lineal, Madrid. The airline, along with Iberia Regional, Cargo and Express, form part of the Iberia Group of airlines.
By as early as 1946, Iberia was the first airline to fly to South America after World War II, operating flights between Madrid and Buenos Aires. The airline is also credited, together with Lufthansa, Air France and the SAS Group, with founding Amadeus, one of the worlds largest GDS systems.
The airline has commercial interests in Viva Air, Binter Canarias, Aerolineas Argentinas, Clickair and Ladeco. The airline was privatized during 2001 and listed on various stock exchanges. By 2002, when the airline turned 75 years old, it had carried nearly half a billion people.
The airline merged with British Airways in April 2010 to form the International Airlines Group (IAG), making it the world’s third largest passenger airline in terms of revenue. Both the airlines, however, still operate flights under their respective brands. The airline reached profitability by 2015, and paid out dividends to IAG stakeholders for the first time during that year.
Direct Madrid flights from Johannesburg
The airline recently resumed its direct flights between Madrid and Johannesburg, South Africa, after a four-year hiatus. The flight recommenced the direct flights to Joburg in August 2016, with its first flight being fully booked out. The airline has also signed a codeshare agreement with domestic airline Comair. This agreement will enable it to carry passengers to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Windhoek, Victoria Falls and Harare via Johannesburg.
South African passengers will also be able to find good connecting flights from Madrid to Bilbao, Barcelona, Sevilla and Malaga, as well as to Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, Milan and Rome in Italy, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York in the United States. Connecting flight destinations also include 20 cities in Latin America.
Key flight routes and destinations
Via Madrid, Iberia flies to over 89 destinations in 45 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Key focus cities include London, Milan, Paris, Barcelona, Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, New York, LA, Boston, Chicago, Genova, Guatemala, Caracas, Bogota, Barcelona, Bilbao, Accra in Ghana, Athens, Bologna in Italy, Brussels, Budapest, Cairo, Cali in Columbia, Dusseldorf, Dublin, Granada, Istanbul, Lagos in Nigeria, Lima in Peru, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, Munich and Mumbai, to name but a few.
As of the beginning of 2017, Iberia is enjoying codesharing agreements with the likes of Air Berlin, American Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, El Al, Latam, Meridiana, S7 airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and Vueling Airways, to name but a few.
The 2017 Fleet
As of the beginning of 2017, the airline’s fleet includes 16 Airbus A319-100s, 14 Airbus A320-200s, 12 Airbus A321-200s, 10 Airbus A330-300s and 17 Airbus A340-600s, among other key models.
Iberia Cabin Classes
As of the end of 2016, Iberia offers the following cabin classes:
- Business Class: Available on Spanish domestic and inter-Europe flight routes.
- Business Club: A mid-haul product available on select routes, including flights to Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Russia and Israel.
- Business Plus: Available on long-haul flights to Southern Africa, North and South American destinations.
- Economy Class: This class is available on mid-haul flights to Istanbul, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Cairo and Dakar, as well as on long-haul intercontinental flights.
You can get a sense of the Economy Class flight experience in the video below:
Economy typically is allowed 1 piece of checked luggage, while Business Class passengers can carry 2 pieces and Business Plus flyers are allowed 3 pieces. The typical maximum weight allowance for checked luggage is 23kg, with 23kg – 32kg being charged for separately. Items weighing more than 32kg must be booked as cargo. The dimensions of any piece of luggage may not exceed 158cm (length + width + height). For more information, click here.
Online flight tracker
You can track the progress of any Iberia flight online by clicking here.
Check in online for your next Iberia flight here. You can also print your boarding pass and book your seat using this web check in facility.
Iberia Online Bookings
Use the above flight search engine to instantly compare airfares and book your own Iberia flights online now, 24/7, 365, or for more information visit www.iberia.com – NOT www.iberia.co.za or www.iberiaairlines.com.