anxebla
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Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 8:41 pm

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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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 9:15 pm

Very good news for Montevideo.
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 9:24 pm

Andrés,

Do you know which aircraft will they use for JFK, MEX and EZE? All 340-600?
Can't wait to see the New Barajas ready
 
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 9:47 pm

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.
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:03 pm

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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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:05 pm

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.
 
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:11 pm

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
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:16 pm

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.

 
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:20 pm

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.
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:39 pm

At least the MD-87 will stay for a while?
 
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:39 pm

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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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:40 pm


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

 
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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:40 pm

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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RE: Iberia News

Fri May 14, 2004 10:50 pm

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

Fri May 14, 2004 11:37 pm

IBERIA747:

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

Fri May 14, 2004 11:45 pm

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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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 12:16 am

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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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 12:27 am

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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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 12:40 am

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.
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 12:49 am

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!.

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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 12:50 am

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.
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 3:20 am

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





 
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 5:32 am

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

Sat May 15, 2004 8:36 am


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.
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 8:42 am

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
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 10:46 am

Does IB fly to Asia at all? If it does what destinations does it server, excluding code shares on other airlines!
 
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 12:35 pm

*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 expected demand even bfore flights began. This service will complement their Barcelona A320 services.

[Edited 2004-05-15 05:37:31]
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 2:30 pm

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 D7 I4 Y9 B9 H6 K3 M0 L0 S0 QC OC VC NC [752]
LOS MAD 16/2320 17/0525 IB3747 C9 D9 I6 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 S9 Q9 O9 V9 N9 [752]





[Edited 2004-05-15 07:45:35]
 
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RE: Iberia News

Sat May 15, 2004 7:31 pm

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 on the LOS route, given their superior range over the A320 fleet. Also, I believe they will be on the other African routes (and TLV), except SA of course.

I also have another piece of juicy gossip, but I am not sure if I should post it, as it is only gossip.

Andy
 
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 12:21 am

Andy....do tell!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 1:01 am

"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 IBERIA ground staff in BCN. Our level of English is average if compared with the level of Spanish that other airline staff of around the world have.
When I travel abroad and I find someone that speaks Spanish I try to speak loud and clear and slowly and using standard Spanish.
Next time you'll be in MAD airport try to follow my advice and you'll see that is not only our fault.It's an attitude question.

About news....The last internal rumor was that the next intercontinental destinations of IBERIA will be LOS ANGELES and Boston...........Let's wait and see..........
 
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 2:09 am

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 that ?. If that were the case, I suppose that it will have one stop - or not?.

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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 2:52 am

Ibe1238:

LAX has been ruled out. BOS most likely will open next year.

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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 5:28 am

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 CATALUNYA, one of the most popular newspapers in CATALONIA published an article, stating that by the end of this year Barcelona will have a daily flight to any city in México. Also, the major of BCN, signed an agreement with mexican authorities and chambers of commerce and as a result of this, they gave this announcement. They said that for the moment being they couln´t give neither the airline nor the city.....Let's see.....
Manuel BCN

 
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 6:13 am

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 it was deemed more feasible to open BOS. So hopefully if no major downfall in the economy happens, we will have BOS-MAD next year!!

I saw the article about the BCN-MEX. Like you said, they have not mentioned an airline and I have not heard anything as well. I actually know one of the "gestoras" that handles MEX...I will ask her to see if she knows anything!

Saludos!
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 9:11 am

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 from the west coast to Spain and Europe.And also Los Ángeles is much more attractive for us than Boston.....But if the analysts think so, let's believe them......
This summer we are going to have two daily flights from Barcelona to Naples/Nápoles/Napoli and one weakly flight to Olbia ,both operated by AIR NOSTRUM-IBERIA REGIONAL. If I'm not wrong these will be our 7th and 8th destination in Italy. Valencia and Málaga are going to have a daily flight to Milan-Malpensa and a new Málaga-London Gatwick(we already fly from Málaga to London,but Heathrow. We are also going to fly from Nice to Palma de Mallorca, Málaga and Ibiza.
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 11:43 am

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 its own. Really the only reason CHI functions is thanks to the feeder traffic from the west coast(i.e. - LAX/SFO/SEA/PHX/DEN...etc.) BOS will work thanks to its local traffic and also feeder traffic that will come in from Montreal, Toronto, etc. BOS will also be big for corporate traffic.

En que departamento trabajas en BCN Manuel?

Slds,
Federico
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 18, 2004 3:32 pm

ibe1238/iberia340600

Am will fly mex/bcn on charters this summer. Maybe its a test for next futur...

 
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RE: Iberia News

Wed May 19, 2004 5:28 am

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 tension will this create between the two OneWorld carriers seeing as they would have to compete head to head!
Any views?
 
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RE: Iberia News

Wed May 19, 2004 5:53 am

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.
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RE: Iberia News

Wed May 19, 2004 5:59 am

Very interesting to hear about IB interested in Boston. While there is nothing confirmed, does anyone have any info on potential start dates, frequency, aircraft that would be utilized. Working for BA, I can attest that there is a lot of traffic between Boston and Madrid and Barcelona (and I imagine that the numbers on AA and AF are probably similarly as high), particularly during the Summer months, and think that a non-stop would serve well those flying to Spain.

Thanks for any info that can be provided

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RE: Iberia News

Wed May 19, 2004 4:01 pm

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 presume seasonal and low-yield.

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RE: Iberia News

Wed May 19, 2004 11:38 pm

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 IB can coming back to any canadian airport, since BA-IB code share agreement for Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal.Perhaps Air Canada from YMX to MAD
Hi Erik... Boston is a candidate airport like a new destination in the IB network and Monterrey too.
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RE: Iberia News

Sun May 23, 2004 5:24 am

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 is a lot of investment from Catalonian companies in Mexico. The foregoing, in addition to the fact that Barcelona is a very popular summer destination for Mexicans, as well as a popular place for Mexican graduate students to pursue a Master's degree or do an exchange semester.
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RE: Iberia News

Sun May 23, 2004 6:01 am

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 many flights daily non-stop from MAD to BCN in "puente aéreo" Big grin
For me, is more important a MTY-MAD instead of a MEX-BCN
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RE: Iberia News

Sun May 23, 2004 6:30 am

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 that a 3x or 4x weekly service to begin with would do great. An IB MTY-MAD route would get IB lots of passengers from Monterrey and the generally wealthy northern side of Mexico who not only need to go to Spain but also to other cities in Europe.

On the other hand, I am also sure that non-stop MEX-BCN flights would work fine. This would be more of an O&D route for Mexicans and an O&D and connecting route for Catalans. Nevertheless, the strong ethnic, industrial and touristic ties between Mexico (particularly Mexico City) and Catalonia would ensure the success of whoever decides to do it.

Of course AM is at the moment short of long-haul planes but more 767ER's are coming (both -300's and -200's), so it does not seem so far-fetched to me that AM could start a new route to Europe with 3 or 4 weekly flights by the end of this year or right at the beginning of the summer-2005 season.
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RE: Iberia News

Tue May 25, 2004 2:05 am

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 charter flight or seasonal is OK.Do you know the controversy (last year or 2 years ago in Sp) between the IB management and the politics in Barcelona about to start new flights from BCN to some America's destinatinations? Iberia refused to start new flights non-stop outside Europe from BCN.Reason? simple:There's not enough market to justify it.Remember MAD is very close from BCN and there's A LOT of flights.Even the BCN-JFK was stopped (now, Delta fly this route in Spring-Summer season and i don't know if really works or not) In the end, this was a "little" political issue (si quieres, te contacto y te cuento los detalles)

On the other hand, the spanish newspaper "El País" published on sunday, May 16 the following news about Iberia and A380:"De momento, no hay ninguna línea aérea española que se haya comprometido en la compra de algún A380 (...)Sin embargo el director de Airbus en España, M.Hita, está convencido de que tarde o temprano se incorporará a la flota de Iberia directamente o a través de British Airways"
The Airbus CEO in Sp. think IB will use the A380's,by themselves or by agreement with BA.
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RE: Iberia News

Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:21 am

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. Would absolutely love a non-stop from Iberia in there. Do any insiders have any further information on possible start dates, aircraft, frequency, etc? From my point of view, the sooner the better...

In general, BTW, after flying Iberia across the Atlantic and within Spain for over 20 years at this point (albeit not that regularly for many of those years), I gotta say, it is getting better and better, especially transatlantic. Congratulations. Now if only Iberia believed in personal video screens!!.

 
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RE: Iberia News

Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:27 am

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 someone likes the Iberia's transatlantic service  Smile
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RE: Iberia News

Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:32 pm

New routes and new a/c are all very well but when will they get rid of that awful livery !!!! Big grin

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