Iberia to fly Barcelona-Sao Paulo

Iberia is the latest carrier to announce a new direct service between Barcelona and Sao Paulo, following in the footsteps of Singapore Airlines.

Iberia’s twice-weekly service, commencing on June 19, will compete against SIA’s thrice-weekly one beginning on March 28, thereby giving consumers more choice on the route.

Flight IB6853, a 254-seat A340-300, will depart from Barcelona at 2100 on Wednesdays and Sundays, landing at Sao Paulo at 0330 the next day. The return flight, IB6852, will depart Sao Paulo on Mondays and Thursdays at 1350, arriving in Barcelona at 0540 the following day.

SIA by comparison will serve Sao Paulo, its first South American destination, with a B777-300ER featuring its latest premium class product. Flight SQ68, originating in Singapore, will stop at Barcelona on its way to Sao Paulo on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (see online news January 12).

For more on the pricing impact of SIA and fellow “fifth freedom” carriers, see Aviation Liberation in this month’s edition of Business Traveller.

For more information visit iberia.com.

Report by Andrew Gough

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  • What is SIA’s latest “premium economy product”?

    SIA’s only attempt at premium economy was on the A345 on the ultra long haul routes to the US from Singapore, which it has abandoned in favour of an all business class configuration.

    There is no premium economy on the SIA 777-300ER, never has been.

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