Iberia and Iberia Express have been recognized as the most punctual airlines in Europe in 2023, with Iberia Express claiming the top spot with 84.58% of its flights arriving on time, making it the fifth most punctual low-cost airline globally.
In response to recent airport licensing changes that impacted Iberia’s operations at eight airports in its network, the airline has unveiled a strategic plan to create a new company, majority-owned by the IAG group with Iberia as the majority stakeholder.
Qatar Airways celebrated a significant milestone as it welcomed Iberia’s inaugural non-stop flight from Madrid, Spain, to Doha, Qatar. This new daily service strengthens the long-standing cooperation between IAG, the parent company of Iberia, and the Qatar Airways Group. With Iberia’s daily flights, there are now three daily flights connecting the Spanish and Qatari capital cities, complementing Qatar Airways’ existing two daily flights between Spain and Qatar and three daily flights between Barcelona and Doha.
Iberia is at the forefront of innovation, as demonstrated by its three Aenor certificates. It is the first company in the tourism sector and the first airline in the world to obtain these three certificates simultaneously. In Spain, only three companies have achieved all three UNE certificates, and one of them is Iberia.
Iberia will showcase at FITUR some of the main novelties that its customers will be able to enjoy this year. The airline’s 600m2 stand will offer large-scale experiences to its visitors and will also include a meeting space in which several agreements, mostly with Latin America, will be signed.
Iberia’s new Head of Communications, the journalist Sonia Sánchez Plaza, was Director of Communication, Brand and Sustainability at Paradores and, most recently, Director of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State of the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Government.
Iberia has been named as the European leader for airline on-time performance for 2022 by Cirium, the global aviation analytics leader.
British Airways American Express® Cardmembers will be able to use their Companion Vouchers to book Aer Lingus and Iberia Reward flights.