Iberia’s low cost sister airline, Iberia Express, will launch London Heathrow – Tenerife and London Heathrow – Gran Canaria flights from late March 2015.
Flights to Tenerife operate three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Flights to Gran Canaria operate four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Flights depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5.
Here’s the timetable:
London Heathrow – Tenerife
Flight IB3603 Depart London Heathrow 17:05 – Arrive Tenerife 21:30
Flight IB3602 Depart Tenerife 11:20 – Arrive London Heathrow 15:45
London Heathrow – Gran Canaria
Flight IB3605 Depart London Heathrow 17:05 – Arrive Gran Canaria 21:30
Flight IB3604 Depart Gran Canaria 11:20 – Arrive London Heathrow 15:45
Flights are now on sale on Iberia.com
Iberia’s International Airlines Group sibling British Airways also flies from London Heathrow to Gran Canaria on a Saturday until the end of March. BA also flies to Tenerife from London Gatwick.
BA flights on these routes tend to be scheduled as morning departures from London, with the return flight departing late afternoon. In part, this to allow the aircraft and crew to do a round-trip in one day. Iberia’s timings work the opposite way and may be more convenient for some.
We have commented recently on IAG’s turnaround of Iberia and an increased presence in the UK is to be expected.
Update: Iberia has subsequently suspended these flights. However, BA continues to operate a year round once weekly service from London Heathrow to Gran Canaria and Tenerife South on Saturday.