Iberia Celebrates with Special Offer!

Iberia Celebrates with Special Offer!


  • Nearly 70,000 people used the direct Los Angeles-Madrid route in the first year

Madrid, March 28, 2012/One year ago today an Iberia aircraft took off from Los Angeles bound for Madrid launching a route which has since been used by nearly 77,000 passengers, and shown an average cabin occupancy rate of 80%, unusually high for a new route.

To celebrate this first year in Los Angeles, Iberia has launched a special offer to fly from Los Angeles to Madrid starting from $791*, round trip, final price, for tickets purchased until April 10th for trips beginning April 3rd and May 21st, and between August 24th and October 31st.

Iberia, the first Spanish airline to operate on this route, flies between to two cities on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, with convenient connections at Iberia’s T4 hub in Madrid. Passengers can continue from/to another 31 Spanish cities, 42 in other European countries, and 13 in Africa and the Middle East. In fact, in the first year about half of all passengers flew to/from cities other than Madrid, especially in Italy and France.

Passengers fly in one of Iberia’s 254-seat Airbus A-340/300s, with 36 business class seats featuring 87 inches between rows and seats that unfold into horizontal beds. Since the end of last year business travelers have also enjoyed Iberia’s new dining service based on Mediterranean cuisine and designed by some of Spain’s most renowned chefs –with two Michelin stars each.

For Ángel Valdemoros, Iberia’s International Sales Manager, the new route “has fully met our expectations and brought the U.S. West Coast much closer to Spain –today we are the only company connecting Spain and California directly. Many Californians have already taken advantage of this connection in order to visit our country”.

In addition, Iberia’s code-sharing agreements with American Airlines facilitates travel on the route by passengers bound from/to other cities such as San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Jose, Fresno, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Honolulu.

The United States is Iberia’s largest overseas market; the Spanish airline flies to New York, Chicago, Miami and Boston, as well as to Los Angeles. This year Iberia will supply a total of 1.23 million seats between Spain and the U.S., a 9% increase on 2011, particularly significant in a period marked by sluggish demand and high fuel costs.

* Offers are subject to inventory availability of the specific class of service at the time when the reservation and purchase are made on www.iberia.com/us. The prices indicated may vary depending on your travel plan (origin, destination, departure dates and arrival, etc.). Taxes and carrier-imposed fees per ticket are included in the fare, but can have little modifications. Customers purchasing Economy Class tickets may check one bag at no charge and a second bag for $60 for US departures, and 60€ for EU departures. Tickets cost $20 more if purchased by telephone and $25 more if purchased at an airport ticket office.

About Iberia: Iberia is Spain’s largest air transportation group and Europe’s fourth-largest. Iberia is market leader on routes between Europe and Latin America, with the largest offer of destinations and frequencies. Together with its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 1,000 flights with a fleet of 160 aircraft to 107 destinations in 45 countries. The Iberia Group carried more than 24 million passengers last year. Iberia is a member of the oneworld alliance that offers more than 8,400 daily flights to about 680 destinations in 134 countries. For more information, please visit http://grupo.iberia.es