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Iberia B747-400 Still In Service?  
User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1323 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

I was under the impression that the aircraft were returned to Air Atlanta, but the Iberia website and fboweb.com is showing a B744 on the Havana turn (IBE4421/4424) tonight. Details ?


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User currently offlineSTARalliance24 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 378 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Iberia have 2 B747-400s: TF-AMA and TF-AMB. They use these two jumbos on a domestic route. MAD-TFN IB958.

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User currently offlinePdpsol From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1115 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

IB wet-leases two 747-412's from Air Atlanta of Iceland. As mentioned, these aircraft are operated on the MAD-TFN route.

In addition, IB's widebody fleet consists of 18 A340-300's, plus 13 A340-600's. These aircraft are operated on all of IB's long-haul routes to the western Hemisphere, North America, Central America, the Carribean, South America, as well as South Africa.

By mid-2006, IB will have finished installing its new BusinessPlus seats and services on its A340 fleet. IB's wet-leased 747-412's do not have offer the BusinessPlus service.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

Last I heard Iberia is set to return TF-AMA and TF-AMB back to Air Atlanta at the end of this summer.

The 747-400s are currently flying to SDQ, HAV, and TFN.



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

Quoting Pdpsol (Reply 2):
IB's widebody fleet consists of 18 A340-300's, plus 13 A340-600's.

Actually there are 11 A340-600s currently operating. The other 2 will join the fleet during this coming spring.

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 3):
Last I heard Iberia is set to return TF-AMA and TF-AMB back to Air Atlanta at the end of this summer.

Lots of things have been said about this. It was also said that IB had decided to quit the lease contract before last Christmas (was said a few days after the 743s left the fleet) ...and both 744s are still here.

If they decide to retire them after the summer, then I think the decision would make sense since they won't need the extra capacity of the 744 at the start of the low season, and at the same time, the A340-600 fleet will be complete with 13 aircraft.



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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 4):
If they decide to retire them after the summer, then I think the decision would make sense since they won't need the extra capacity of the 744 at the start of the low season, and at the same time, the A340-600 fleet will be complete with 13 aircraft.

...and It will mean IB will not have any 747 ...after keeping during 35 years this wonderful airliner in its fleet  ill 

I wonder if IB will purchase some day the 747-8's


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