Iberia says that its capacity will return to levels not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic this winter, driven by routes to Latin America and the US.
The Spanish flag carrier will resume flights to the last two Latin American destinations which were suspended due to the pandemic, with thrice-weekly services to Caracas and Rio de Janeiro restarting in November.
Frequencies to Havana will increase from three to five flights per week, while the airline’s route to Guatemala and El Salvador will move from five-times-weekly to daily, and San Jose (Costa Rica) will also increase from six flights per week to daily.
Flights to Dallas – which were launched as a seasonal service this summer – will be extended into winter, with three flights per week until February 2023, rising to four in March next year.
Elsewhere in the US, services to Miami will increase from ten flights per week to double-daily, and the carrier’s New York route will also reach double-daily by March 2023.
Closer to home Iberia will offer higher capacity on its short and medium-haul network than in winter 2019, with increases to both corporate and holiday markets.
In particular the airline will offer an average of five daily flights to both Milan and Rome, and six services per day to Lisbon, as well as up to five daily flights to Geneva, and three to Brussels.
As already reported, Iberia also intends to return to pre-pandemic levels on its business-travel-focused Madrid-Barcelona shuttle route, with up to 86 weekly frequencies and as many as 15 daily flights in each direction.