JANUARY 22ND, 2016
Iberia to Fly Daily to Havana
At the Madrid FITUR travel fair, Iberia has announced that it will operate daily return flights between Madrid and Havana starting on 2 June, a route it resumed in June 2014. In little more than a year, the airline has raised capacity on the route by 30% to meet growing demand, increasing the number of flights from five to six per week last December and to a daily flight next June.
To Cuba in Iberia’s most modern aircraft
Iberia currently uses 278-seat, twin engine Airbus A330/300s on the route. The fuel-efficient planes have lower emissions than previous long-haul aircraft.
Starting in February, it will introduce its new Airbus A330/200 MTOW 242t planes on this route. Iberia’s most modern aircraft can carry 242 tonnes and has a range of up to 11,500 kilometres.
The new Airbus are equipped with newly designed cabins, with more ergonomic seats in both Business and Economy.
In Business, the seats all have direct access to the aisle, and unfold into 2-metre long beds. Large touch-screens display the offerings of one of the most advanced entertainment on demand systems in the market, with late-release films, documentaries, television series, interactive games, and music for every taste. The gourmet meal service is based on the Mediterranean diet, and includes a selection of Spain’s most exquisite regional wines.
In Economy, seats are ergonomic and more comfortable, and passengers can access the same entertainment programme as in Business through a 9”-touch-screen. Power supplies and connection points for most personal electronic devices are also available.
Wi-Fi are available to all passengers.
The Best Connections in Europe
The Havana flights are scheduled to allow easy connections to and from Iberia’s destinations in Spain, such as Barcelona, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Bilbao, Majorca, Vigo, Corunna, and Asturias, and in the rest of Europe, including London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, and Zurich.
Havana passengers can connect easily at Iberia’s T4 hub in Madrid airport to/from a total of more than 100 destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and –starting next autumn– to Iberia’s new Asian destinations Tokyo and Shanghai.