Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4723 times:
Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA is still considering setting up another brand or affiliate to cater for the low-cost.
The LCC would also come with low wages staff, in order make Iberia save some 550-600 mln eur.
Savings would also come from renegotiated travel agencies commissions, changes to in-flight services and the management of fuel needs.
Where would the aircraft most likely come from?
What would be the first route(s)?
Hmm intersting ~ You really think they would reuse the name?
SPAIN - EC
ICAO CODE: VIV
Viva Air began life on 24 February 1988 formed as a Spanish and German inclusive-tour charter carrier. It was created by Lufthansa and Iberia.
The airline flew its first flights on 15 April 1988 with a small fleet of three Boeing 737 series 300 jets in a colourful sun-and-sea livery reflecting its mission as a holiday carrier. Two further 737-300 jets were acquired the following year.
Douglas DC9-32 jets were leased by the airline to cover its needs until it built up a fleet of nine 737-300s in the early 1990s.
One of Viva Air's other tasks was to fly some scheduled services for parent-company Iberia. One of these routes that was flown on a daily basis was a Spanish regional route to London-Heathrow, for which it used 737s.
Iberia took over 98 percent of the shares of the previously join-owned airline in the mid-1990s after which Viva Air started some of Iberia's domestic scheduled routes although these were ended in 1995 at which time the airline concentrated on the IT holiday charter business on behalf of Iberia. Viva Air also flew ad-hoc charters.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4671 times:
Quoting Squirrel83 (Reply 2): One of Viva Air's other tasks was to fly some scheduled services for parent-company Iberia. One of these routes that was flown on a daily basis was a Spanish regional route to London-Heathrow, for which it used 737s.
It used to operate the Heathrow - Palma service for certain. Don't know if it did any others into LHR.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4500 times:
Quoting A330 (Reply 7): Iberia is already like a LCC on intra-European flights.
Rude service and pay for food
I do agree completely. As much as I love Spain and it's people as much I am disappointed about Iberia's services. Also what their staff here in Switzerland (most of them Swiss people) provide is far away from a good polite service.
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2508 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4440 times:
Having flown IB domestic and intra european flights before and after they took away free food, it makes you wonder who will fly IB if they start their LCC... It is like Delta domestic and Song. Service is better on a Song flight than on a DL flight and Song is cheaper most of the times, though they only fly destinations where LCC competiton is tough...