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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

The main spanish carrier will raise to 5% the suppy of seats from this summer season.The increase on long-haul routes is 8%, and for international medium-haul routes it's 6,5%.

The destinations in long-haul which will increase are:
*JFK >twelve times each week, instead of seven.
*MEX >twelve times per week, too
*EZE >thirteen flights

In medium-haul services: (from Madrid)
*ZHR >fourth daily flight
*Berlín-Tegel >second daily flight
*Cairo >two non-stop services/week
*Malabo >a fourth weekly flight

The new destinations in IB's network are:
Montevideo, three weekly non-stop flights from MAD, and Lagos with three weekly flights from MAD, too.
With this new destination in South America, IB keep the indisputable leadership between Europe and S.America.


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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

Very good news for Montevideo.



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineWolkenridder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

Andrés,

Do you know which aircraft will they use for JFK, MEX and EZE? All 340-600?


User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

What happen, Usher?... Don't you like the South-Europe's favourite airline? Laugh out loud
About planes news:This year Airbus will deliver to IB 3 new A340-600 planes, and more A-320/21 are expected.In 2/3 years IB could be an all-Airbus operator.
Wolken... for EZE are a mix of 343 and 346.For MEX it's the same, and JFK it depends of the seasonal time.


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4455 times:

I have just confirmed what Andrés said about the aircraft on the MEX and EZE routes. He´s right. About JFK I remember that Iberia had announced that routes to New York would be flown only with 742/743 during the high season. However, I just checked Iberia schedule on line and it shows a mix of 743 and 343.


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User currently offlineLatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

I read in the Panamanian newspaper that IB was planning MAD-PTY non-stop with an A-340. This was still in the planning stages, nothing confirmed other than that they were seriously considering it.

User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

That would be very good news for both PTY and IB. It would be great if IB could fly nonstop to every Central American capital, but I don´t think there would be enough demand...at least not now.

Saludos a Panama



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineDme From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

Posted a week ago in another thread,

DME-> (that´s me)
According to the Spanish financial newspaper "Cinco Dias" (Sorry, in Spanish : http://www.cincodias.com/articulo.html? d_date=20040506&xref=20040506cdscdiemp_2&type=Tes&anchor=cdscdi),
in 2004 Iberia will incorporate 4 A321, 7 A320, 3 A319, 3 A346 and wet-lease 2 B744 for two years, i.e., a total of 19 aircraft.

Response by 767-332ER->
They seem to be replacements...
A346 to kill the remaining 742's
744's for the 743's
A321's to begin sending the 757's off
A320/A319's to replace some MD-88's from Aviaco.



User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

About IB's destinations to CentralAmerica:
Some of them can be more or less profitables seasonaly, like MAD-SJO, but I think this issue is linked to the MIA's hub issue and there isn't any news about the MIA's hub for now.


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

At least the MD-87 will stay for a while?

User currently offline5NEOO From Nigeria, joined Nov 2003, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

It's good to see Iberia back in LOS again. Hopefully their presence here will help to lower fares in this region.

Does anyone know what aircraft they plan on utilising on this route? (LOS - MAD is even within the range of the A320)



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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4275 times:


Regarding which type of a/c will be used, I guess that decision can change by the minute.

Example: I´m flying MAD-MIA-MAD this summer. Since I booked, there were the following changes of equipment:

743/346 -> 742/742 -> 742/743 -> 743/343

I specifically booked to get both the 743 and 346, but if I just get the 743, that would absolutely make my day. I´ll inevitably ride on a 346 some day in the years to come, no worries about that. But the 743 will become harder and harder, so I really really hope I get it this time.

Daniel, keeping fingers crossed  Smile



User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

Dme:

I have not heard anything yet about Iberia replacing the MD88s so more A320/319s could be simply an addition. About the 757s, they´ll definitely be withdrawn (bad decision IMO) but I don´t know exactly when, and the A321s that have joined the fleet in the last 2 years didn´t replace any 757 yet.

And last but not least, don´t think that IB will get rid of the 743s upon the arrival of the 744s. The 743s are being used for the MAD-MIA and MAD-JFK routes, while the 744s will be used on the MAD-HAV and MAD-Canaries (I´m not sure fi it will be TFS, TFN or LPA) combined with the A330s...or at least that´s what Iberia said according to Airline92 magazine (or was it Avion Revue?).



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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

For the Lagos' route, can be with A320/21 or 757.For Malabo, the 757's are used.

User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

IBERIA747:

The 1st flight to JFK will be 743's while the second flight will be operated by 343's.



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Thanks Federico,

That´s exactly what I saw on Iberia´s online schedule. BTW, congratulations. I recieved an excellent service during my recent trip to the US...came back 2 weeks ago. I also flew IB last October to UIO and the service was not as great as this last one but was pretty good also.
Now I am getting prepared for my next Iberia flight: MAD-GUA on June 4th.



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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Usher:
You know, I have to agree with IBERIA747...one thing is to come here and say something nice: "Very good news for Montevideo." But to follow it by "Did I just say something good about Iberia? Wow, I must have had a good day so far." Is really not necessary.

This post is in regards to the increase in service and is not a bashing post or a shouting match. Please respect that. I thank you for your comment regarding Motevideo but it does not become respectable when you follow it by a childish comment like you did.

IBERIA747:

I am glad to hear your trip to the US went well. I am assuming the retraining of the cabin crew is working(as well as the retirement of the older crew members! lol) One step at a time, that is what I say. Its been a slow process, slowly but surely the comments are getting better.

Let me know how your trip to GUA goes. More specifically, since you have to do the transfer in MIA, what you think of the customs and immigrations procedures now to continue on to Central America. I look forward to your comments.

-Federico




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User currently offlineAnthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Good news always welcome.

There is a post saying that IB is planning to start service between MAD and MTY in a short while.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1563178/

Could any of you give us some more information on the subject?



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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Usher... with all respect for you:Really I don't think IB is a bad airline... of course, is not like CX or some airlines from S.E. Asia.
But sometimes I find some opinions about IB something "odd".LH don't have PTV's and just for this, I can't to say that LH is bad.I'm not saying you talk like that.But it's very sad that personal opinions can be=to face or confront each other.You have your own opinion... I've my own opinion.... Sincerely I don't think IB is a bad airline at all.
For example, Alfonso (IB747) think KLM is a good airline, but I don't agree in this point with him.But anyway... he's a good guy, I know him and I can say you he's a good person.And the same think of you.But it's not good mix opinions with users or people.
In some aspects, IB SHOULD improving for be a REAL GOOD airline.
And we are here for to give opinions, not for search enemies.And of course, I've found here people who don't show be very intelligent or polite, but anyway... it is not my business at all.


User currently offlineTaca From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

I really like IB as well as Spain and Spanish people. It's a "well thinked" airline, and the only European really committed to Central America. I'm delighted to see IB a/c's since the 70's.

I must agree that IB maybe is not as good as LH or AF in service (I repeat, maybe), but as I said it's presence in our countries, in the middle of America (the continent not the country), simply makes me feels great!.

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Dear Anxebla, I can only speak of my personal experiences. And they were not good. But that was only on the long haul flights. My 5 European flights on Iberia were good. Nothing special (as it would be on SAS or surprisingly Air France) but also nothing bad. Actually a lot better than Lufthansa.
But the ground staff in MAD really needs to brush up on their English (if they want to be the "gateway to South America" airline from Europe.
And if it is true that they are retraining their staff and phasing out some of those "lovely" older F/A's, btw only the women at Iberia are mean, I might give them another try.
If I get to go on this Antarctica excursion next year maybe sooner than I am planning.
 Big grin
And for my first A340-600 flight, well any airline would do.
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy




Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineLxsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3774 times:

There are also some interesting news for Italian market ; I saw that IB will introduce starting from June the 5th daily flight on Madrid/RomeFCO route with MD87(till July) and with 320 (from August); then they will introduce some seasonal (only for 5 weeks between AUG and SEP) destinations in South Italy all operated with CRJ:

NAP (Naples)/MAD: 4 weekly
NAP /BCN : 2 daily

OLB (Olbia in north east of Sardinia)/MAD: 2 weekly
OLB / BCN: 1 weekly

PMO(Palermo in Sicily)/BCN : 2 weekly







User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Also in July or August there is going to be a LGW-AGP direct.


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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3602 times:


Any news on when the 747-400's are arriving and when the 743's will be returned to the lessor? Also, are the 757's really going to phased out by 2006? Seems like not a very good move since the 757 is about the most reliable plane in IB's inventory.
Regards



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

Good to see Iberia increasing its North and South America services.

Iberia is also starting 3x weekly A320-200 service to Beirut, Lebanon in October. Really looking forward to this route.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
25 Alitalia7e7 : Does IB fly to Asia at all? If it does what destinations does it server, excluding code shares on other airlines!
26 Horus : *Cairo >two non-stop services/week This is now a 3x weekly B757 service (IB3734). It was upgraded from a twice weekly service due to higher than expec
27 HB-IWC : The Lagos flights will operate thrice weekly, on Tue/Thu/Sat with B752 equipment. Here's the schedules from the CRS: MAD LOS 16/1800 16/2200 IB3746 C9
28 Txiki1uk : I heard from my "source" in Iberia that the 752s are going to be retained for at least 3 years. The above post confirms that they are going to be used
29 Post contains images Iberia340600 : Andy....do tell!!
30 Ibe1238 : "But the ground staff in MAD really needs to brush up on their English (if they want to be the "gateway to South America" airline from Europe." I'm IB
31 Dme : That is great for me!. Next year I have to go to LAX .... BTW, Ibe1238, is IB really thinking on going to LAX?. Do you think there are enough pax for
32 Iberia340600 : Ibe1238: LAX has been ruled out. BOS most likely will open next year.
33 Ibe1238 : Federico, ¿qué tal? Well, as I said before it was just a rumor.I should have prefer LAX but.......or a BCN-JFK nonstop. Last week EL PERIODICO DE CA
34 Iberia340600 : Manuel! Muy bien y tu?? Well I can tell you that LAX was more than a rumor..it was actually studied...as well as DFW and HOU...but after much analysis
35 Ibe1238 : Muy Bien Federico, a ver cuando vienes por Barcelona....... Even though I'm not an analyst, I think that LAX would be a key destination to attract pax
36 Iberia340600 : Me alegro Manuel!! En el verano tal vez nos vemos en Barcelona...que ire ahi un par de semanas! Unfortunately LAX would not support a daily flight on
37 Skyteam2000 : ibe1238/iberia340600 Am will fly mex/bcn on charters this summer. Maybe its a test for next futur...
38 TBCITDG : If Lan are given the go ahead to start operations out of Argentina, I am sure that they would ove to fly the very lucrative EZE-MAD route. How much te
39 Ibe1238 : LAN CHILE and IBERIA codeshare their MAD-SCL flights so they should do the same with the MAD-EZE and would compete with AR and SW. Manuel
40 LH423 : Very interesting to hear about IB interested in Boston. While there is nothing confirmed, does anyone have any info on potential start dates, frequenc
41 EurostarVA : Will they ever return to Montreal? I miss those old days of IBERIA DC-10s flying into Montreal Mirabel. I recall the flights were always booked, but I
42 Anxebla : Eurostar: I would to see IB again in Montréal, my favourite city in NorthAmerica (Est-ce que vous habitez à Montréal?) Unfortunately, I doubt that
43 EddieDude : I hope that the airline that starts BCN-MEX non-stop flights is AM. The potential market is huge... the Catalan colony in Mexico is very big and there
44 Post contains images Anxebla : Eddie... Do you think AM has enought planes for a new service to BCN? Anyway... is not a problem to do a MEX-BCN with a very short stop at MAD, IB has
45 EddieDude : I think they are equally important Andrés. I am really looking forward to seeing IB, AM or anybody else doing non-stop MTY-MAD flights. I am sure tha
46 Anxebla : Eduardo: Really... I think there is not necessity at all in start a MEX-BCN non-stop. BCN is very well served from MAD and even from CDG.Maybe a chart
47 BOSMAD : First post after much lurking....as you can tell from my username, BOS--MAD is a route that I do quite a bit, for both business and personal reasons.
48 Post contains images Anxebla : Welcome to this forums, BOSMAD!!! Yes, IB is thinking in adding Boston to its network but there is not official date for started it. It's nice seeing
49 Post contains images Yago : New routes and new a/c are all very well but when will they get rid of that awful livery !!!!
50 Lima : When was the last time Iberia flew to Lagos?
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