Iberia announced the 2022/2023 boreal winter program, beginning October 30 and ending March 25 next year. The company continues to expand its network of destinations and flights, planning the same capacity it offered before the COVID-19 crisis and betting heavily on Venezuela.
Return to Venezuela and Rio de Janeiro
The restoration of Iberia’s route network will be completed with the return of non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and Caracas (CCS): the company had offered special commercial operations to the Venezuelan capital in the first half of this year, but now it has established that both routes have a regular flight schedule with three weekly flights.
Flight schedule between Madrid (MAD) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG)
- Flight IB 6025 MAD 12:05 – GIG 18:55 Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
- Flight IB 6024 GIG 20:20 – MAD 10:30+1 Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Flight schedule between Madrid (MAD) and Caracas (CCS)
- Flight IB 6673 MAD 11:55am – CCS 4:20pm Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
- Flight IB 6674 CCS 18:20 – MAD 08:00+1 Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Gains in Central America, the Caribbean and consolidation in Mexico
According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, they indicate that for this winter Iberia will have an offer of 13,536 seats per week in Central America on 47 flight operations, Panama – Tocumen (PTY) will have six weekly flights, San José de Costa Rica (SJO) will be increased from six to seven weekly flights and the Guatemala (GUA) – San Salvador (SAL) service will be increased from five weekly to daily flights.
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From the Caribbean, operations in Havana (HAV) will be increased from three to five flights per week. Mexico City (MEX) remains the destination with the most seats offered by Iberia, as the route includes 17 weekly flights with Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Expansion of activities in South America
Bogotá (BOG) and Buenos Aires (EZE) will be the company’s main markets in South America: while both routes will operate with two daily flights, non-stop flights to Lima (LIM), São Paulo (GRU) and Santiago de Chile (SCL ) is traded every day.
Regarding Ecuador, the airline will offer six weekly flights with Airbus A350-900 aircraft on its route to Quito (UIO), this will be complemented by a non-stop service to Guayaquil (GYE) with three flights per week with Airbus A330-200 .
More flights to the United States
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), one of Iberia’s new services this summer season, will be available in the winter with three weekly flights through February, increasing to four weekly flights in March. This service is operated in Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a capacity of 292 passengers in three classes (29 Business Class/21 Premium Tourist/242 Tourist Class).
The Spanish airline is also growing in several destinations in the United States: Miami (MIA) increases from 10 flights a week to two flights a day, New York (JFK) increases from 10 to 13 weekly flights and doubles daily in March and service to San Juan de Puerto Rico (SJU) will be offered four flights per week this winter.
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