Iberia will move all flights between London Heathrow and Madrid from Terminal 5 to 3 from Tuesday 12 July 2022.
This follows the move of a large number of British Airways routes from Terminal 3 to 5 on the same date.
Iberia has operated from Terminal 5 for over ten years following its merger with BA. This was intended to facilitate connections to BA’s long haul network and have all BA & Iberia flights to Madrid in one terminal.
It’s not clear if this is temporary to make space to allow BA to have as many flights at Terminal 5 over the summer or a permanent move. Iberia flights are showing as staying at Terminal 3 during the winter season.
At Terminal 3, Iberia will use check in zone C. Eligible passengers will have access to the BA, Cathay Pacific and Qantas departure lounges.
BA flights to Madrid will stay at Terminal 5. At present, the change is only showing on the Iberia website and has not fed through to codeshare flights on ba.com
Short haul flights to other BA destinations operated by Iberia as a wet lease will also stay at Terminal 5.
American Airlines flights to Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York JFK are still showing as operating from Terminal 5. It is highly likely they will move back to Terminal 3 as well.
Whilst these moves do benefit passengers transferring between BA flights, for those who need to change terminals it will mean many passengers have to rebook if they don’t meet the minimum connection time of 90 minutes between Terminals 3 and 5.