Iberia’s European operations are set to return to pre-Covid levels this summer as the Spanish carrier also expands long-haul services to the US.
The airline, which is part of British Airways’ owner IAG, said that its overall summer 2022 schedule would be around 85 per cent of 2019 levels. Iberia was last month highlighted by IAG as the standout performer in 2021 among its five carriers.
Short-haul routes have particularly been boosted by extra capacity to domestic Spanish destinations such as the Canary and Balearic islands, where the number of seats is up 27 per cent compared with summer 2019.
Iberia is also offering new transatlantic routes from Madrid to Dallas and Washington this summer, as well as restarting its service to San Francisco.
The carrier has always been a major hub for traffic to Latin America and services to Mexico City will rise to 19 flights per week, as well as offering a twice-daily service to Bogota in Colombia.