“Con Iberia, eres más”
(With Iberia, you’re more)
Skytrax rating: 3 stars
Oneworld Alliance member
- 102 destinations using own planes
- 90 destinations using code-share partners
- Ex Johannesburg to Madrid 3 times per week
- Ex Johannesburg to Barcelona 3 times per week
Iberia Airlines is the national flag carrier of Spain, although the airline is no longer nationalised. In 2011 a merger between Iberia and British Airways was approved, thereby creating the International Consolidated Airlines Group (informally known as IAG). British Airways also has a 10% stake in Iberia and first right to purchase another 32%. However, the two airlines have continued to operate under their respective brand names.
Iberia is based at its hub in Madrid and has the following subordinate or associated concerns:
- Spain Iberia Regional (operated by Spain Air Nostrum)
- Spain Iberia Express
- Spain Vueling – low-cost airline (subsidiary)
Iberia’s most lucrative market is Latin America, and no other airline has the same level of business between Europe and Latin America. Iberia has code-share agreements with the following airlines:
- Cathay Pacific
- Japan Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- LAN Airlines (Latin America – Europe)
- Malev Hungarian Airlines
Iberia also provides an aircraft maintenance service to 48 other companies besides its own fleet. Some of those companies are major airlines in Europe. Iberia has a fleet of more than 100 planes, all of them Airbus models.
Iberia offers two travel classes on its flights – Business (or Business Plus on the long-haul flights) and Tourist (economy). Domestic and European flights provide a buy-on-board menu so as to reduce costs and make lower fares possible. The frequent flyer program is called Iberia Plus, and it has three status levels.
If you are flying between South or Central America and Europe, you are advised to get in touch with us so that we can provide professional advice and support in organising your trip.