Iberia flies to North and South America, as well as Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. It has also been replacing its long-haul fleet with new Airbus A330s and A350s (to begin delivery in 2018).
Iberia’s network has grown since the successful restructuring of the carrier following its merger with British Airways in 2010. It is now part of International Airlines Group (IAG) that serves as the parent company for British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL.
Iberia operates nonstop flights to four continents, outside of Europe. Similar to TAP Air Portugal, it has massive coverage in Latin America. It not only serves most of the major Spanish-speaking capital cities of South America but also major markets in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
In South America itself, Iberia serves all of the major capital cities. It previously operated services to secondary markets in Ecuador, Colombia, and Argentina, namely Guayaquil, Cali, and Rosario, but these have all been suspended. Part of the reason is due to the fact that Iberia competes for market share on long-haul international routes to Latin America with Air Europa (to be featured in a future, “THE HUB” series).
Iberia also has a joint venture agreement with LATAM, which it flies from Madrid to Santiago, Lima, Guayaquil, and Sao Paulo.
To the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, Iberia flies to the following markets. Service to San Salvador is operated in a triangular route (MAD-GUA-SAL-MAD) and service to Managua, Nicaragua will commence in 2018, operated via Guatemala in both directions. The only major Spanish-speaking country in this region that does not receive nonstop service from Iberia, (or to Spain at all, for that matter), is Honduras.
To the United States, Iberia flies to all of the major OneWorld hubs, including Charlotte and Philadelphia (not pictured), with Phoenix being the one exception. The JV that IAG has with American enables Iberia to serve markets like Dallas/Ft. Worth (in blue) off-line. Service to Los Angeles is seasonal, and San Francisco will start in 2018 on a seasonal basis.
In the Central and Southern African region, along with Asia and the Middle East, Iberia has a few trunk routes to the following markets.
Finally, Iberia serves the following markets from Barcelona via its low-cost subsidiary, LEVEL. The airline began flights in Summer 2017 to Oakland, Los Angeles, Punta Cana and Buenos Aires.
The backbone of Iberia’s long-haul fleet was the Airbus A340 for a very long time. The carrier operated the -300 series but retired all of these in October 2016. There are several A340-600s still in service.
The carrier has replaced its Airbus A340s with new Airbus A330s, including both the -200 and -300 variants.
The short-haul fleet is comprised entirely of Airbus A319s, Airbus A320s, and Airbus A321s, including on its low-cost subsidiary, Iberia Express.
Iberia’s regional affiliate, Air Nostrum, operates CRJs and ATRs.
And finally, here are some specs on Iberia’s retired Airbus A340-300s and 747s:
Iberia currently has 17 Airbus A320 NEOs, 3 Airbus A321 NEOs, 2 Airbus A330s and 16 Airbus A350s on-order.