Despite question marks regarding its future (click here to read the story) Iberia, Spain”s national carrier, is still very much in the expansion mood. On Saturday 2 June the airline will introduce a twice-weekly service to St Petersburg and daily (except Wednesday and Friday) to Washington-Dulles.
Iberia is focusing strongly on Russia and on 1 June it will add five new flights each week to Moscow from Madrid, where it now flies once a day. Passengers will benefit from improved connections with other Iberia domestic and international destinations.
For St Petersburg, the old Russian imperial capital, two-class 141-seat Airbus A319s will be used with a flight time of 4h 45m.
The new Washington service will be operated by two-class Airbus A340-300 aircraft taking 8h 45m. The best previous route was via Heathrow and oneworld partner British Airways with a total journey time more than four hours longer.