Iberia now accepting candidates for its pilot training programme; finances half the cost of training, without interest

Through the “Iberia Cadets” programme it will lend half the cost of training without interest By such funding and by taking part in their training Iberia will assure it gets the best pilots. The Flight Training Europe (FTE) Jerez flying school will be the first school in the programme, and will admit the first selection… Read the full press release

Iberia announces new thrice-weekly direct service from Madrid to Châlons-Vatry, France

Starting 31 March, the airline will fly three times a week from Madrid to the capital of the Champagne region.  This summer it will also open new routes to Bergen, Oslo, Bari, Zadar and Verona –tickets are now on sale. In June, Iberia flights to Mexico City will be increased to three per day –the largest capacity to any… Read the full press release

Iberia broadens code-share agreement with Qatar Airways

Thanks to the broadening of the code-share agreement between both airlines, Iberia customers can travel to 18 destinations in Africa, Asia, and Australia, including Addis Ababa, the Maldives, Melbourne, Perth, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh via Doha. Qatar Airways will sell Iberia flights from Madrid to Bogota, Medellin, Montevideo, Panama City, Rio… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Iberia expand codeshare partnership

Qatar Airways’ code to be applied to Iberia flights from Madrid to key destinations across Latin America Enhanced codeshare partnership to provide even more connectivity for both business and leisure travellers to popular destinations throughout the Middle East, Asia and Latin America  DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Iberia are… Read the full press release

Iberia appoints FTEJerez as the official flight training provider of its future pilots

FTEJerez selected by the Spanish flag carrier as their ab initio flight training provider. MADRID, Spain, 2017-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — In this new Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme, selected candidates will commence their training at FTEJerez early in 2018 joining FTE’s AFOP (Airline First Officer Programme). Following 62 weeks of training in Jerez, the graduates… Read the full press release

Iberia inaugurates new Velázquez Premium Lounge at Madrid Airport T4

New Velázquez Premium Lounge is bigger and offers more services. Located in the Satellite building, it can accommodate up to 500 customers at a time. Unlimited Wi-Fi connection, furniture with USB charging ports throughout the room, and coming soon Smart Touch TV informing of services available at all times. Larger, improved restaurant areas with services for… Read the full press release

British Airways, Iberia reach New Distribution Capability (NDC) related Agreement with Hogg Robinson Group

LONDON, 2017-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and Iberia have confirmed today that they have reached a New Distribution Capability (NDC) related Agreement with Hogg Robinson Group. Under this initial Agreement, bookings made by Hogg Robinson Group in key European markets for British Airways and Iberia marketed flights will not be subject to the Distribution… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Iberia

New partnership between the two oneworld airlines will provide more options for Cathay Pacific customers travelling between Hong Kong, Spain and Portugal Hong Kong, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today announced a new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Iberia, which will see its customers benefit from extensive new connections to destinations in the… Read the full press release

Iberia announces Madrid-Basel route in its summer 2017 schedule

Iberia announces Madrid-Basel route in its summer 2017 schedule   With six weekly frequencies. In the long haul, we reinforce the offer with Quito, Medellin, Buenos Aires and San Juan of Puerto Rico, while Cali and Guayaquil will be offered in codeshare. In addition, the company is looking to expand its offering with Mexico City… Read the full press release

The new-look Ronda magazine launches onboard Iberia flights to over 125 destination

The new design brings a clean, modern feel to the title; with full bleed imagery, street photography and portraiture to offer readers an insider perspective on Iberia’s destinations. Launched in conjunction with the new look and feel magazine, brand new Japanese and Mandarin language versions MADRID, Spain, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying… Read the full press release

Iberia and Japan Airlines start of codeshare arrangements on Madrid-Tokyo route

With three flights every week, Iberia will connect the two capital cities using its latest aircraft, the twin-engine Airbus A330-200 MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In preparation for expanding the joint business on flights between Europe and Japan to include Iberia (IB), the Spanish airline and Japan Airlines (JL) have today announced the… Read the full press release

Iberia celebrates 70 years of service to Latin America with a special aircraft that will fly from Madrid to Buenos Aires

The fuselage bears images of the flags of the 16 Latin American countries it now serves. Joining in the celebration are several companies that operate on both sides of the Atlantic –El Corte Inglés, Airbus, Meliá, American Express, and Avis. Throughout this year Iberia has engaged in numerous social, institutional, cultural, and customer-oriented activities to… Read the full press release

Iberia implements Amadeus Airline Fare Families

Iberia increases branding, differentiation and upsell opportunities of its products through Amadeus-connected travel agents. Madrid, Spain, 2016-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia’s full range of branded fares can now be booked by Amadeus’ global travel agency community, following the carrier’s implementation of Amadeus Airline Fare Families. With Amadeus’ industry-leading merchandising technology, Iberia increases branding, differentiation… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines (JAL) seeks antitrust immunity with Iberia to cooperate on flights between Europe and Japan

TOKYO, 2016-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The first step has been taken to enable Iberia to join British Airways, Finnair and Japan Airlines (JAL) in their successful joint business on flights between Europe and Japan. JAL has submitted its application to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) seeking antitrust immunity with… Read the full press release

Travelport announces British Airways and Iberia sign up for its leading airline merchandising solution

Langley, UK, 2016-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform has today announced new agreements with British Airways and Iberia that sees both airlines sign up for Travelport’s industry leading airline merchandising solution, Travelport Rich Content and Branding. The agreement continues Travelport’s long standing relationship with both British Airways and… Read the full press release

Iberia appoints André Wall as its new Chief Technical Officer

An industrial engineer, he has broad experience in the aviation and MRO sectors. MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — André Wall has today assumed his duties as Iberia’s new Chief Technical Officer, responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the Iberia fleet as well as those of the more than 100 airline… Read the full press release

Iberia to start thrice weekly non-stop flights from Madrid to Tokyo-Narita on October 18

Starting on 18 October, the Spanish airline will operate three non-stop flights every week from Madrid to Tokyo-Narita airport. From today, flights to Tokyo can be booked starting at 612 EUR, return. Pending receipt of the necessary slots and permits it will also begin flights to Shanghai in the  winter season 2016/2017. Currently, there isn’t… Read the full press release

Iberia once again the world’s most punctual international airline in November according to FlightStats

With 92.35% of its flight on time, Iberia was the world’s most punctual international airline in November according to FlightStats. In the same month the low-cost unit Iberia Express was the world’s most punctual budget airline, with a rating of 94.64%. MADRID, SPAIN, 2015-12-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia was one again the world’s most… Read the full press release

Iberia launches new online store IberiaPluStore

MADRID, 2015-11-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia has just launched IberiaPluStore, an online store located in the Iberia Plus section on iberia.com, with more than 150 leading brands (Adidas, Apple Store, Banana Republic, Desigual, Disney Store, Dockers, GAP, Toys R us, FNAC, The Body Shop, etc.). When accessing these brands’ websites via IberiaPluStore, Iberia Plus customers will earn Avios… Read the full press release

Iberia, UNICEF Spain and Amadeus renew agreement to collect customer donations for the UNICEF “100% Vaccinated Children” programme

Agreement signed in 2013 led to collection of 500,000 euros in customer donations to “100% Vaccinated Children” campaign. Via a platform developed by Amadeus, people buying flight tickets on the www.iberia.com website are invited to donate between three and 20 euros. The new campaign launched on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day led to a… Read the full press release

Iberia confirms two long-haul Airbus A330-200s order

The fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft have a maximum range of 11,500 kilometres. The new A330-200s will lift to 29 the number of new long-haul aircraft Iberia has ordered, which includes 13 A330-200s and 16 late model A350-900s. MADRID, 2015-11-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia has confirmed an order for two long-haul Airbus A330-200s, to be… Read the full press release

Iberia celebrates World Tapa Day; will serve a specially-made “tapa” to visitors of its VIP lounges at Madrid airport

Iberia customers can sample a tapa concocted specifically for the occasion as well as classic Iberian ham at both the Dalí and Velázquez VIP lounges. The airline promotes Spanish cuisine and the Mediterranean diet on its flights. MADRID, Spain, 2015-9-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On the occasion of World Tapa Day, an initiative of Saborea España… Read the full press release

Iberia, the Spanish UNICEF Committee and Amadeus raised more than 350,000 euros in small donations by Iberia customers

MADRID, 2015-8-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia, the Spanish UNICEF Committee and Amadeus, the travel reservations system, have raised more tan 350,000 euros in small donations by Iberia customers booking their tickets online. A platform developed by Amadeus enables customers to make donations of between three and 20 euros to UNICEF when they buy… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group becomes the exclusive car rental partner of the Iberia’s loyalty programme Iberia Plus

MADRID, 2015-5-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia has announced a new partnership agreement with Avis Budget Group that has become the exclusive car rental partner of the airline’s loyalty programme, Iberia Plus. The partnership launch campaign, “We Travel Together”, highlights the opportunity for Iberia Plus members to earn Avios for every rental booked. Iberia Plus Members will also receive 750… Read the full press release

More than 78 million passengers handled by Iberia Airport Services in 2014

Biggest growth in holiday airports like Ibiza, Alicante, and Malaga It also handled 52 million pieces of luggage, a 3% rise in the year Iberia’s handling unit also attended 8.5% more children flying alone (UMs), a total of nearly 100,000 MADRID, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year Iberia’s handing division, called Iberia Airport Services,… Read the full press release

2014 ha sido testigo de los cambios más efectivos y duraderos de la transformación de Iberia

MADRID, 2014-12-29 — /Travel PR News/ — En un tiempo récord, dos años, Iberia ha pasado de perder un millón de euros al día a ganar dinero; de vivir en el conflicto a presentar una de las mejores performance del mundo; de cerrar rutas deficitarias, a abrir nuevos y viejos destinos; de una imagen antigua… Read the full press release

Iberia, Amadeus and Spanish Committee of UNICEF joint micro-donation initiative helped Iberia ticket buyers donate EUR 200,000 to UNICEF in 2014

Donations go directly to the “100% Vaccinated Children” campaign, aimed at eradicating polio and providing immunity to other diseases. Thanks to the programme, 600,000 children in Chad have been vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, tuberculosis, and measles. Madrid, Spain, 2014-12-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A year ago Iberia, the Amadeus travel reservation company… Read the full press release

Iberia extends code-share agreement with Meridiana to cover the Madrid-Naples route that the Italian carrier has just launched

Madrid, Spain, 2014-12-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia and Meridiana have extended their code-share agreement to cover the Madrid-Naples route that the Italian carrier has just launched. The schedule of four weekly flights operated by Meridiana between the Spanish capital and Naples, enables passengers to fly to other destinations – through Naples to Meridiana domestic destinations and via Madrid… Read the full press release

Iberia launched “Summer flights” competition for its Frequent Flyer programme members

To enter, Iberia Plus cardholders must sign up on Iberia.com and use their Iberia Plus card at least once between now until 31 August. Madrid, Spain, 2014-7-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Iberia has launched a new competition, called “Summer flights”, for the members of its Frequent Flyer programme. Members of the Iberia Plus loyalty program can win one… Read the full press release

Iberia renovated its meal service offering for Business travellers on flights to Europe and North Africa with Ramón Freixa-designed gourmet meals

The chef headed a multidisciplinary team with Iberia and its main catering supplier to come up with original, healthy, gourmet meals based on the Mediterranean diet. The new dishes reflect the new Iberia brand value with their Spanish roots and the simplicity that is the hallmark of master chef Ramón Freixa. More complete offerings with… Read the full press release