Iberia Reinstates Wide-body Aircraft On Heathrow – Madrid

Iberia will operate wide-body aircraft between London Heathrow and Madrid from Sunday 14 June 2020.

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Iberia Airbus A350-900 (Image Credit: Airbus)
Iberia Airbus A350-900 (Image Credit: Airbus)

One of the few reliable pleasures of short-haul travel is flying on a wide-body aircraft, instead of the workhorse of aviation in Europe, the Airbus A320 series.

Before Coronavirus brought aviation to halt, BA and Iberia operated wide-body aircraft daily between London Heathrow and Madrid, primarily for the benefit of shipping cargo. As did Finnair between London Heathrow and Helsinki.

As airlines reduced their passenger flight schedules to skeleton services, these flights were replaced with Airbus A320 series aircraft.

In a small sign of services returning to normal, Iberia will operate Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft between London Heathrow Terminal 5 and Madrid from Sunday 14 June 2020.

This is primarily for the benefit of cargo and travel restrictions for passengers arriving in both Spain and the UK remain.

More broadly, Iberia plans to resume short and medium-haul flights throughout July and August. Iberia plans to resume scheduled long-haul flights from Wednesday 1 July.

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Iberia Express launches London Heathrow – Asturias

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Iberia Express Airbus A320 (Image Credit: Iberia Express)
Iberia Express Airbus A320 (Image Credit: Iberia Express)

Iberia Express, the low cost short-haul sibling of Iberia, is to launch a three times weekly route from London Heathrow to Asturias in the north west of Spain from Sunday 24 April 2016.

Iberia Express will offer a two class, economy and business, service on this route.

At launch, flights depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and will be codeshared with British Airways.

This route launch adds to a growing number of Iberia routes at London Heathrow including Palma Mallorca, and Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Iberia also serves Madrid from London Heathrow and Gatwick.

Flights are on sale now at Iberia.com and ba.com

Flight IB3603 Depart London Heathrow 20:30 – Arrive Asturias 23:25 (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)
Flight IB3610 Depart Asturias 18:20 – Arrive London Heathrow 19:15 (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)

H/T Airlineroute.net

Update January 2018: This route, which currently operates on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday is suspended from Saturday 24 March 2018. Iberia’s sister airline Vueling will continue to fly from London Gatwick to Asturias three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It is also possible to fly to Asturias from London Heathrow indirectly via Madrid.

Iberia Express launches London Heathrow – Palma Mallorca

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Iberia Express Airbus A320 (Image Credit: Iberia Express)
Iberia Express Airbus A320 (Image Credit: Iberia Express)

Iberia continues its steady expansion into the UK market with the launch of a new route from London Heathrow to Palma, Mallorca from 29 March 2015.

The flight operates from London Heathrow Terminal 5 daily.

Flight IB3615 Depart London Heathrow 20:30 – Arrive Palma 23:50
Flight IB3615 Depart Palma 17:30 – Arrive London Heathrow 19:15

BA also flies to Palma from London Heathrow. Flights operate daily. Times vary but flights typically leave late morning or early afternoon.

Flights are on sale now on Iberia.com and BA.com

BA also flies to Palma from London City. easyJet, Norwegian, Thomas Cook and Monarch also fly to Palma from London Gatwick.

Update January 2018: This route has subsequently been suspended. However, BA continues to fly to Palma (Mallorca) all year round.