Iberia’s flights between Madrid and London Heathrow will arrive into and depart from Terminal 5 as of March 25, with the services being given a new BA flight number.
A statement from Iberia said that “The move will substantially improve connections between both airlines’ flight networks”, adding that the minimum connection time for flights between the two carriers will drop from 90 minutes to 60 minutes following the switch.
The two carriers have also been co-located at Madrid Barajas airport’s Terminal 4 since 2006.
Following the switch over these flights will move to a BA flight number, but will continue to be operated by Iberia, with the Spanish carrier’s onboard services.
Report by Mark Caswell