LONDON – Spanish carrier Iberia has announced this week that it will increase flights to Dallas Fort-Worth.
The carrier inaugurated the Dallas flights in June of this year, and they will be maintained throughout the winter.
On top of that, the carrier plans to increase frequencies on the route until it reaches daily flights, which is expected to be in June 2023.
Iberia currently serves Dallas with the Airbus A330.
Iberia Looking to Expand U.S Capacity…
On top of this particular announcement, Iberia mentioned that they are looking to expand their capacity offerings into the United States.
In the press release, they said the following:
“For Iberia, the United States is a priority market in which the airline will offer more frequencies and seats than in the same period of 2019.”
“In particular, it has planned an offer of 589,000 seats, which represents an increase of 15 percent compared to 2019, and about 2,000 flights, 21 percent more than the year before the pandemic.
The Spanish carrier also laid out its route plans for the Winter 2022/23 season as well as its plans for the Summer, which you can see below:
- Dallas: 3 weekly flights. Daily from June 2023, in the summer season
- Los Angeles: 3 weekly flights
- New York: between 12 and 14 weekly flights depending on the month
- Miami: 2 daily flights
- Chicago: between 5 and 7 weekly flights depending on the month
- Boston: between 3 and 5 weekly flights depending on the month
- Washington: seasonal route that Iberia will resume in March 2023, coinciding with the start of the summer season
- San Francisco: seasonal route, which Iberia will restart in May
Such route upgrades mean that the carrier will be offering more than 170,000 seats on each route from November to March.
Other Focus: Closer to Home Routings & Interlining Agreements…
The carrier has been focusing on a plethora of angles over the course of this year. More recently, it has been on servicing new routes closer to home as well as signing interlining agreements.
Interlining Agreement with TAAG Angola…
Back in July, the carrier signed a new codeshare and interlining agreement.
This new ‘partnership’ comes after the new Luanda-Madrid-Luanda route, which began on the 27th of June 2022. This new agreement is set to benefit both carriers.
The demise of the pandemic brought the industry to its knees, and this partnership, according to the TAAG, will benefit the airline, and that is a crucial parcel of recovery in a post-covid world. It is crucial in this day and age to force meaningful partnerships, as one can no longer stand on their own.
The codeshare and the interline agreement enable passengers flying TAAG from Africa to fly through Madrid, Iberia’s base, through numerous destinations in Europe, Latin America, and North America, totaling over 100 destinations in 43 countries.
This inevitably brings Angolans closer to the world. On the same note, Iberia passengers are now finding it easier to fly to Angola, other destinations in Southern Africa, and even to Brazil using TAAG’s network.
Closer to Home: Madrid-Amman on the Way…
Then, back in October, the airline announced plans to service Amman, Jordan.
The outings have been adapted to the new programs launched by the tour operator SamaTravel, which offers the possibility of getting to know such iconic places as Petra and the Egyptian pyramids on the same trip.
This effectively combines two very attractive countries for Spanish tourists. The departures will be made weekly, every Thursday, from Madrid.
Speaking on the proposed route inauguration, Antonio Linares, Director of Sales Spain of Iberia, assured that “we are very happy to be able to announce the extension of our agreement with SamaTravel.”
“It is the first time in our history that we will fly to Jordan, which will become our 138th destination.”
“In addition, the combination of flights with Cairo will allow us to visit two wonders of the world, ancient and modern, in the same trip, with a single package.”
“A differential product of great quality, which we believe will be very well received by customers”.
It remains clear that Iberia is continuing its strategy of steady and gradual growth, which will see them enhance its revenue streams going forward.
All eyes will be on the carrier to see what other plans they may have in their back pocket, as well as what a substantial Summer 2023 network will look like.
In the meantime, all we can do is sit back and wait to see what the carrier does next.