Iberia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200, a more modern aircraft and more fuel-efficient than the planes it is replacing.
It is the first of 13 that will join the fleet over the next three years.
Airbus A330-200s are powered by two engines and their fuel efficiency makes them both cheaper to operate and more friendly to the environment.
Their 11,500-kilometer range makes them suitable for non-stop flights on Iberia’s longest routes, such as Madrid-Buenos Aires or Madrid-Montevideo.
Iberia is the first airline to receive the A330-200 MTOW 242 Tn. Model, which has a 242-tonne take-off capacity.
The new aircraft comes equipped with Iberia’s all-new seating section.
Among other improvements, the new Business Plus seats have direct access to the aisle and unfold into 2-meter-long beds.
Economy class seats are more ergonomic and roomier.
Touch screens give all passengers access to the varied entertainment programme, including late-release films, music, television series, interactive games, and documentaries.
Faster Wi-Fi is also available to all passengers, enabling them to go online while flying at 30,000 feet.
There is also a special portal allowing passengers to connect to the Internet with their own phones, tablets, or laptops, devices.
The portal has its own news channel and also supplies information about the flight, as well as about Iberia.