Iberia has taken delivery of its second new Airbus A330-200, called “Buenos Aires” in honour of the first destination reached by Iberia when it first launched Spain-Latin America services just 70 years ago.
Flying to Latin America since 1946
In 1946, Iberia became the first European airline to link Europe and Latin America with a flight from Madrid to the Argentine capital, stopping in Brazil and Uruguay.
Seven decades later the airline boasts a total of more than 250 flights per week between Europe and 20 destinations in 15 Latin American countries.
The efficient Airbus A330-200
The most modern aircraft in the Iberia fleet, the A330-200 is very fuel-efficient, meaning its exhaust emissions are also lower average.
The two engines powering the Airbus A330-200 MTOW 242 Tn enable it to take off with a weight of up to 242 tonnes, and to fly up to 11,500 kilometres without refuelling, making it suitable for Iberia’s longest routes such as Madrid to Buenos Aires or Montevideo, or those to Tokyo and Shanghai, which are to be launched later this year.
Airbus A330-200 Technical Data
Length: 59 metres
Wingspan: 60 metres
Capacity: 288 passengers (19 in Business, 269 in Economy)
Range: 11,500 km
Engines: 2 (General Electric)
More comfortable Economy class seats and the best Wi-Fi avaialble on transatlanctic flights.
Iberia’s new Airbus A330-200s come equipped with the ailine’s newly desinged cabin interiors. Business class passengers can enjoy roomy seats hat unfold into 2-meter-long flat beds, each with direct access to the aisle.
Economy class passengers will fly more comfortably in ergonomically designed seats with extra legroom, and an innovative new multiply-adjustable headrest.
Both seating section of the new Airbus A330-200s feature sensitive touch screens with a new processor for easier navigation of the entertainment menu, which includes a generous offering of late-release films, television series, documentaries, music, and video games.
Using the KU band (12-18 GHz), the Wi-Fi service available to all passengers features fast download speeds. Iberia’s special portal www.iberia-wifi.com, accessible only from the aircraft, enables passenger to connect their own phones, tablets, and laptops to the Wi-Fi, and includes a free news channel.
29 new aircraft
In the past 18 months Iberia has placed orders for a total of 29 new long-haul aircraft, including 13 Airbus A330-200s, of which the first two have been delivered, the rest due before the end of March, 2018; and 16 new-generation Airbus A350-900s, to be delivered between 2018 and 2021. These aircraft will renew and expand Iberia’s Fleet.
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