Iberia and Volaris Enter New Codeshare Agreement

An Iberia A350 approaches to land.
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Travelers from Europe will soon enjoy a wider range of travel options in Mexico thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Iberia and Volaris.

This collaboration significantly expands connectivity between Europe and Mexico, providing passengers with seamless connections to various destinations.

Enhanced Network and Increased Capacity

This strategic partnership allows European travelers to access 25 new destinations within Mexico operated by Volaris.

 Passengers flying from these Mexican locations can conveniently connect to Iberia’s existing Mexico City-Madrid route.

The agreement complements Iberia’s commitment to the Mexican market. The airline has significantly increased its seat capacity between Europe and Mexico this year.

It will offer over 772,000 seats in 2024, a remarkable 17% rise compared to 2019. This translates to three daily flights operated with the Airbus A350, Iberia’s most modern widebody aircraft.

This fuel-efficient aircraft boasts 348 seats spread across Business, Premium Economy, and Economy cabins, catering to diverse passenger preferences.

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Codeshare Agreement and Operational Efficiency

Under the codeshare agreement, Iberia will place its code on Volaris-operated flights connecting the 25 Mexican destinations with Mexico City, which seamlessly connects to Iberia’s onward flights.

This streamlines the booking process for passengers, allowing them to book their entire journey on a single ticket.

The agreement also optimizes operational efficiency for both airlines, simplifying procedures and reducing complexities.

A Volaris Airbus A320 is marshalling to a parking spot.
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Quotes from Key Stakeholders

Maria Jesus Lopez Solas, Iberia’s Commercial, Clients and Network and Alliances Development Director, highlighted the importance of this agreement.

“This collaboration strengthens our commitment to Mexico, a key market for us. It allows us to offer improved connectivity for passengers traveling to Mexico with Iberia. It simultaneously facilitating travel to Europe for passengers departing from Mexico in a more comfortable and efficient way.”

Holger Blankenstein, Executive President of Volaris, provided further comment. “This codeshare agreement with Iberia provides passengers with a wider range of options to explore Mexico.”

“This alliance expands connectivity through Mexico City, reaching 25 domestic destinations within our network. Our goal remains to continuously improve connectivity options, further enriching the travel experience for more people.”

A line-up of Volaris aircraft at dawn.
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About Iberia

Iberia, the leading Spanish carrier, boasts a long and storied history in the aviation industry. Renowned for its extensive network and commitment to passenger comfort, Iberia offers a variety of travel options to suit diverse needs.

Whether seeking luxurious Business Class amenities, comfortable Premium Economy seating, or budget-friendly Economy fares, Iberia caters to a wide range of travelers.

About Volaris

Volaris, a prominent Mexican low-cost carrier, has established itself as a leader in affordable and convenient air travel within Mexico.

The airline offers a robust network of domestic routes, making it a popular choice for exploring the diverse landscapes and vibrant culture of Mexico.

Volaris prioritizes providing passengers with a comfortable and efficient travel experience at competitive prices.

Destinations Covered and Implementation Timeline

The codeshare agreement encompasses the following Mexican destinations: Acapulco, Cancún, Chetumal, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Cozumel, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Huatulco, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, La Paz, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Escondido, San José del Cabo, Tapachula, Tijuana, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, and Villahermosa.

The agreement awaits final approval from Mexican and Spanish authorities. Codeshare flights between Iberia and Volaris are expected to be operational by July.

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