Iberia regains 85% of production capacity for 2019. Focus on the United States

Iberia advances into summer by restoring 85% of operating capacity in 2019: The airline will operate up to 340 long-haul flights per week, 220 to Latin America and another 120 flights across the North Atlantic, and in Europe, services will reach 100% of pre-pandemic levels. Iberia Express will increase capacity by approximately 30% compared to 2019 levels on routes to the Balearic and Canary Islands.

Particular emphasis is placed on the offer to the United States, which is the destination that will see the largest capacity use by the carrier: the number of destinations will increase from six to nine and will offer more than 120 weekly flights. In June, the new route to Washington, D.C., postponed due to the pandemic, will be launched, followed by Dallas and the restart of San Francisco; In addition, frequencies to and from Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York will increase.

Latin America will serve 220 flights per week in July and August; As of June, Iberia will fly 19 times a week to Mexico City while operating two daily flights to Bogota and two more to Buenos Aires. The Spanish airline will fly daily to Lima, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo, and seven flights a week to Ecuador, with four flights to Quito and three to Guayaquil. Five weekly flights to Montevideo. In the Caribbean, there will be up to nine weekly flights to Santo Domingo and four flights to Havana. And in Central America, Iberia maintains its six weekly direct flights to San Jose, four flights to Guatemala City-San Salvador, and up to five flights to Panama City.

In Europe, the Iberia and Iberia Express will return to 100% of the capacity offered in 2019 in the short and medium term, and will outperform them even on real Canary and Balearic routes.

In Italy, in particular, this summer Iberia will reach eleven destinations (Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, Naples, Bologna and Turin) and from mid-June, Catania, Olbia and Cagliari They will join the Iberia network, while Iberia Express will also fly to Barry.

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