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Iberia's first Airbus A350-900XWB, EC-MVX, also known as Placido Domingo, slowing down on JFK's Runway 31R. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Iberia Announces More Routes for New A350s, South American Expansion

Spanish flag carrier Iberia has announced a major route expansion for its latest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900XWB, which will now serve Chicago and Buenos Aires, Argentina in addition to New York. First delivered to the airline in June, the newest aircraft type in Iberia’s fleet started out on intra-European routes mainly between Madrid and London before taking up residency on the Madrid-New York route in August. Airbus will be delivering three additional A350s to Iberia in 2019 which will allow…

Photo Tour: Onboard Iberia’s New Airbus A350-900XWB

Spanish flag carrier Iberia recently began a fleet renewal that includes the Airbus A350-900XWB as its centerpiece. The Madrid-based airline first took delivery of the ultra-modern aircraft in June before deploying it on short-haul routes in Europe, notably Madrid-London, for crew training purposes. Its first long-haul flight took place on…