International Airlines Group – composed of British Airways and Iberia – has confirmed reorganise its network to improve services to Latin American and the Middle East.
Under the plans, Latin America will become more accessible to British Airways customers and the Middle East will be brought to the doorstep of the Spanish flag-carrier’s travellers.
British Airways has placed its code on Iberia flights between Madrid and San Jose (Costa Rica) and Panama City.
Iberia has added its code to British Airways flights to Bahrain, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait and Muscat.
Iberia will also add its code onto British Airways’ services to Cape Town and both airlines will share their Johannesburg flights.
Iberia’s flights to Havana will also carry the BA code from mid April.
Andrew Crawley, British Airways’ commercial director, said: “Our customers are now seeing the real benefit of our merger with Iberia as we introduce these exciting routes to them. Latin America is a real draw for our travellers and it will be simpler for Iberia’s customers to access the Middle East. All of our customers will now have greater access to South Africa too.”
Customers are also now able to mix and match Iberia and British Airways’ flights to and from Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Cairo and Tel Aviv enabling them to access flights to suit either their schedule or their budget.