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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)

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 Aug. 4 from Madrid to New York, a route that its two sole A350s are currently deployed on to this day. It's been just over two months since the aircraft…

Primera Air Brings Low-Cost Transatlantic Service to Spain With New…

Continuing its trend of rapid expansion in not even it's sixth month of operations in the transatlantic market, Primera Air has announced that it will open up another European base in Madrid, Spain. Its fourth route expansion in as little as a month, Primera will fly from the Iberian Peninsula…

Iberia’s New A350 Flies First Long-Haul Route

After weeks of flying proving routes across Europe to cities such as London and Paris, Iberia’s first Airbus A350 joined its first scheduled long-haul route flying from Madrid to New York. Departing from Madrid’s Barajas International Airport on Saturday, the newest member of Iberia’s fleet flew a special third flight…

Etihad Airways Offers Extra Seating Capacity to Madrid

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways has increased frequencies on their Abu Dhabi to Madrid route from four times per week to daily, starting June 1, 2017.  The airline will use the same aircraft on the route, the Airbus A330-200, with 22 business class seats and 240 economy seats, offering passengers an extra…