Tag: Iberia

Iberia Airbus A340 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute An Iberia Airbus A340-600, performing flight from Lima (Peru) to Madrid (Spain) with 360 people on board, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute at FL330 about 660nm southeast of Bogota (Colombia) in Brazilian Airspace when the crew needed to shut one of the four engines (Trent 556) down due to the loss of oil […]

Iberia Airbus A340-600 Experiences Tyre Damage

Reading Time: 1 minute An Iberia Airbus A340-600, performing flight from Madrid (Spain) to Quito (Ecuador), touched down on Quito’s runway when the crew initiated a go around. The aircraft entered a hold for about 20 minutes, positioned for another approach to runway and landed about 30 minutes after the go around. One of the main tyres was found […]

Iberia Takes Delivery of Its First A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute Iberia, Spain’s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG’s group of airlines, has taken delivery of its first of 16 A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody. The aircraft is the first A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a […]

Qatar Airways and Iberia Expand Codeshare Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways and Iberia are pleased to announce the expansion of their codeshare partnership, offering Iberia customers increased connectivity to destinations across the Middle East and Asia, as well as providing enhanced accessibility for Qatar Airways passengers to key destinations across Latin America, including Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Panama. Further strengthening the airline’s codeshare partnership […]

Airlines Fly Lower After Barcelona Attack

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airline stocks took a nosedive on Friday morning as the horrific van attack in Barcelona the previous evening was felt likely to hit tourism to the region. British Airways and Iberia owner IAG and EasyJet both shed 3% in early trading, while Ryanair was 5% lower on the open, before all three pared losses as […]

Austrian Airlines Is The Most Punctual Airline Worldwide

Reading Time: 1 minute Austrian Airlines was the world’s most punctual airline in March 2017. This can be seen in the latest statistics from flightstats.com for global airlines. With an arrival on-time rate of 92.72%, Austrian Airlines was ahead of Spanish Iberia (90.74%) and Singapore Airlines (89.19%). Punctuality is measured in the airline industry with <15 minutes. This means […]

A350 Pilot Training Triggers Finnair A330 Lease Extension

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finland flag carrier Finnair has extended the lease on an Iberia Airbus A330 until May 31 because of A350 crew training delays. The A330 had been scheduled to leave the fleet Jan. 31. The oneworld carrier had planned to use the A330 on its 3X-weekly Miami route only from Jan. 10-31, but this 21-day lease […]

A Mixed Bag For Europe’s Airlines in Q1

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some of Europe’s largest airline groups have unveiled their Q1 financial results in the past week, serving up a varied set of earnings but nevertheless giving credence to IATA’s prediction that 2016 will see a jump in the continent’s profitability.   For some, reduced fuel prices and higher customer demand are still aiding improved performance […]

Further Job Cuts Planned For Iberia

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2012 the loss of 4,500 jobs at Iberia was announced during a period of restructuring where the airline reduced its fleet by 25 aircraft and its network capacity cut by 15% in a bid to reverse cash losses by mid-2013 and raise profits by at least €600m. These job cuts came hot on the […]