Iberia has announced an expansion of its services to Latin America, with additional frequencies to destinations including Lima, Rio, Montevideo and Quito.
In a press release the carrier said that it would continue to “bet strongly” on the region, with plans to add capacity on routes next summer.
Iberia had already announced an expansion of service to Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Guatemala City, and El Salvador this winter, and will follow this up by increasing flights to Montevideo, Quito and Rio to daily in summer 2019.
The airline’s Madrid-Lima route will also rise to ten flights per week during the peak period of July and August next year.
Meanwhile Iberia’s latest A350 aircraft is set to be gradually introduced onto the Madrid-Buenos Aires route from February 2019. The carrier will offer a total of 600,000 seats between Spain and Argentina next year, an increase of 19 per cent.
Iberia took delivery of its first A350 earlier this year, with the aircraft currently operating the Madrid-New York route. The airline is set to take delivery of a further three A350s in 2019.
Outside of Latin America, Iberia is to resume its seasonal Madrid-San Francisco route in April – a service which was launched this summer – and will roster its A350 onto flights to Chicago from May.
Finally the airline is to introduce its premium economy cabin on routes to Havana and Johannesburg at the start of the summer 2019 season. Both routes will be served by A330-300 aircraft configured with 29 business class seats, 21 premium economy seats and 242 in economy.
Iberia unveiled its premium economy seat in 2016, with the product launching on selected US routes last year. A total of 37 new and retrofitted A330-300, A340-600 and A350-900 aircraft are set to offer the seat.