Iberia is launching its first flights with its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The airplane will operate the carrier’s maiden long-haul service to New York’s John F. Kennedy airport.
The airline acquired the new Airbus A350-900 aircraft as part of a long-term strategic plan of fleet replacement that commenced in 2011. Over the past seven years, Iberia expanded its fleet by a total of 56 airplanes, including eight A330-300s and 12 A330-200s, while 16 A350-900s and 20 A320neos are yet to be delivered.
Furthermore, the carrier has made amendments to its A340-600 aircraft, totaling to 17, upgrading it to better accommodate passengers onboard.
From the 4th of August, Iberia will be offering its customers more flights to choose from to New York with its airplane received earlier in June. The aircraft has already completed flights between London and Paris on behalf of the carrier but this will be its first long-haul flight.
The A350-900 is expected to help Iberia increase capacity and network reach, while providing an upgraded passenger service.