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IBEx Continues European Expansion: 5 New Routes  
User currently offlineTalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5246 times:

Iberia Express (I2), subsidiary of Iberia and IAG has presented its winter schedule. DUS, FRA, BER, ARN and CPH add to AMS and DUB as their European network.

Couldn't find an English press release so this is the summary of frequencies:

FRA - 19x
DUS - 14x
BER - 18x
CPH & ARN - daily

Keeps pretty much the old IB mainline schedule.

This adds to the recent agreement with AA to codeshare on I2's flights on top of IB's mainline.

Press release (Spanish)

http://www.iberiaexpress.com/airline...Id=06040000000000&cntOid=537561739

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User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 831 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

How many more A320´s are moving over to IBX?


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Do they have a proper livery / identity yet?

User currently offlineTalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 1):
How many more A320´s are moving over to IBX?


Not sure but not more than 2-3 aircraft. Given they stopped operating some seasonal routes, they should have at least 2 planes free.

Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):

Do they have a proper livery / identity yet?

Yes and no. Yes as in the livery is slightly different and they do have their own code (I2) and no because they are very much under the IB umbrella in terms of branding and promotion.


User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

On a domestic front I see IB express will also commence 2 x daily flights from MAD to XRY staring 28th October.

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Is IBX some kind of low cost arm of IB, or is the service the same regardless whether it is IB or I2?


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User currently offlinepesit4a From Ireland, joined Jul 2012, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 1):
How many more A320´s are moving over to IBX?

Plan is for 40 A320's by 2014.

Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):
Do they have a proper livery / identity yet?

I'm guessing the current "livery" is just a decal job so that the aircraft can be re branded with the new IB corporate identity which is planned for later this year.



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User currently offlineTalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):

Is IBX some kind of low cost arm of IB, or is the service the same regardless whether it is IB or I2?

Service is the same. IBX has J and a BoB for Y. Apparently seat pitch in J is not the same as in the "normal" IB planes, and is closer to that offered in Y which is sort of similar to what KLM offers for instance. However it offers a different pricing strategy with 4 types of fares which in its cheapest version, doesn't include checked in bags.


User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

If everything is pretty much the same as regular IB what is the reason behind this entity called IB Express? There has to be something besides saving a few bucks on painting aircraft?

User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting WROORD (Reply 8):
If everything is pretty much the same as regular IB what is the reason behind this entity called IB Express? There has to be something besides saving a few bucks on painting aircraft?

The crew are separate from and paid less than at IB. Needless to say IB Express is not the most popular airline (or whatever you want to call it) amongst IB crew.


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting Talaier (Reply 7):
However it offers a different pricing strategy with 4 types of fares which in its cheapest version, doesn't include checked in bags



Interesting, but I doubt you are given that option when the itinerary includes a long haul connection.



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User currently offlineTalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
Interesting, but I doubt you are given that option when the itinerary includes a long haul connection.


No, in long haul you are offered the fares that apply to those flights which exclude the cheapest ones that don't include luggage.


User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Quoting Talaier (Thread starter):
FRA - 19x
DUS - 14x

A bit surprised at these two as I would have considered them higher yielding destinations. If you look at their route ntetwork, IBS is being mainly used on low-yield leisure destinations where IB mainline cannot compete with its high cost base.


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting r2rho (Reply 12):
A bit surprised at these two as I would have considered them higher yielding destinations. If you look at their route ntetwork, IBS is being mainly used on low-yield leisure destinations where IB mainline cannot compete with its high cost base.

However Ryanair is flying between Hahn/Weeze and Madrid, thus IB faces LCC pressure on these routes. Furthermore, in the FRA market they have to compete with a full service airline which a) does actually provide full service in Y and b) has higher frequency in the market.


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