Iberia Recruits First 20 Pilots from New Training Program

Spanish airline Iberia announced on Monday that it will recruit the first batch of pilots since the beginning of the pandemic. In July, it will add 20 first officers who will also become the first pilots coming from the Iberia Cadetes program, which the company launched in 2019. The increase…

IAG Finalizes Agreement For Up To 150 Boeing 737 Aircraft

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Boeing to order 25 737-8200 and 25 737-10 aircraft. The announcement also advises that the parent group of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL have the option for a further 100 aircraft in…

Iberia Firms Up U.S. Expansion Plans, Adds Dallas and Washington…

This summer, Iberia will offer more than 120 flight frequencies to the United States, firming its plans to add flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas and Washington-Dulles. In addition, the Madrid-based carrier intends to resume flights to San Francisco, servicing a total of nine U.S. destinations this summer. This announcement builds…

Alaska, Iberia Establish New Oneworld Codeshare Agreement

The ongoing, lengthy Covid-19 pandemic has posed a significant obstacle for the airline industry, as at the peak of the of its effects, several major carriers faced major disruptions in their flight operations. Many airlines faced a major decline in passenger load factors, leading to a large reduction in flight…

International Airlines Group Aims for 75% of Pre-Pandemic Capacity by…

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced its Q2 results on Friday that indicated progress in the consortium’s recovery from the pandemic. The parent company of the U.K. and European airlines including British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL revealed an operating loss of €967 million ($1,148 million) that compares to…

Iberia Restores Latin American Services as Spain Reopens to More…

Iberia announced this week that it is restoring services to most of its destinations in Latin America. The news comes as the Spanish government has re-opened Spain to more foreign travelers. The Spanish flag carrier will also be increasing frequencies to selected destinations for the summer season. Iberia's 2021 summer…

Vueling To Turn Barcelona Into an Innovation Hub

Many European airlines have received assistance funds during the last year to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Union and various national governments gave those funds with strict conditions, often forcing the carriers to present restructuring plans. One of the beneficiaries of such loans has been Vueling, the Spanish low-cost…

British Airways’ Parent Company Posts $9 Billion Loss

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced an operating loss of 7.426 billion Euros ($9 billion) for the full 2020 financial year, a massive drop in comparison to the 3.285 billion Euro operating profit the conglomerate posted in the 2019 financial year. “Our results reflect the serious impact that Covid-19 has…

Iberia Completes Purchase Of Air Europa at Significant Discount

After more than a year since the initial agreement was signed, Iberia has announced today the finalized acquisition of Air Europa. In November 2019, IAG, the parent company of Iberia, closed the purchase of Air Europa to create a great Spanish super-carrier, all while transforming Madrid Barajas Airport in one…