Iberia prepares for deliveries of its fleet

It seems Iberia prepares for a busy summer, as it prepares to welcome nine new planes in his fleet.

Iberia Airbus A350 – Image, Iberia

The airline noted that the ongoing recovery has been positive for the airline, allowing it to dust off its fleet plans.

In the first half of this year, it will take delivery of nine new aircraft – three long-haul A350-900and six A320neos for medium and short-haul journeys.

A350 fleet – three new aircraft

Of the 20 Airbus A350-900s ordered, Iberia had delayed the delivery of eleven.

Iberia Airbus A350 – Image, Iberia

The first, registered EC-NMZ and christened “Hola, Madrid”, was delivered on February 23, and two more will join the fleet before the end of March, bringing the total to 12.

The remaining eight Airbus A350-900s on order will be delivered gradually until 2024 and will have a new configuration comprising Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

Fleet of Airbus A320neo – six more on the wat, now with Airspace.

In 2022, Iberia plans to take delivery of a total of six Airbus A320neos, which will replace aircraft retired due to low demand during the pandemic.

The first two of them joined the fleet in February, with four more expected to arrive in the coming months.

These new A320neos are equipped with “Airspace” cabins, with more space and comfort for passengers, more storage space for hand luggage, “mood lighting”, and antibacterial surfaces in the lavatories .

The six new units will bring Iberia’s A320neo fleet to a total of 14, with the remaining three on order in 2023.

And finally, A321XLR

With IAG’s order for the A321XLR, Iberia expects eight aircraft to join Iberia’s fleet. These should arrive at the end of 2023

Iberia plans to use these aircraft to operate new routes. This new aircraft model will allow the airline to operate new transatlantic destinations as well as increase frequencies in key markets.

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