|Quoting CalAir (Reply 5):|
I know IB dont operate the A300-600 or the A330. What I meant was, would that size of a/c not be more suited to the route, however, the question has been answered, its so the 747 doesnt sit idle at MAD all day inbetween long haul runs and the flights are frequently full.
|Quoting Iberiadc852 (Reply 9):|
I have made myself the same question many times. When Iberia announced to retire their A300 which they mostly used to the Canaries, they also flew there with A340, and ocasionally with 747: but I thought they were going to substitute the A300 with A330, given the compatibility with the 340, and also given the supposed (by me, at least) best economics of the twins for short-medium haul routes. Through the years it has resulted that in Iberia they didn't think the same, since they have bought many other planes but not that one. Some months ago, an Iberia 340 crew and a.net member ,("Icaro"), said that he was told that Iberia had recently bought 6 new A330 for these routes, but I have never seen anything else about it. Now that this thread has been posted, does anyone here know anything about this?