Sánchez-Prieto has served as strategic planning and finance manager at Iberia during the period in which the company returned to profitability following several years of losses.
Iberia Group is offering regular scheduled flights to a total of 55 destinations in Spain and the rest of Europe this month, including new direct services to Prague and Berlin.
The move follows the decision by Willie Walsh to step down as chief executive of International Airlines Group and the subsequent promotion of outgoing Iberia chief, Luis Gallego, to lead the body.
The new system will be tested during a period lasting between six and twelve months with Iberia passengers bound for Asturias or Brussels, both destinations served with up to five daily Iberia flights.
Both airlines have now achieved IATA NDC Level 4 Certification, which recognises that both airlines use ‘Full Offer’ and ‘Order Management’ messages with complex servicing, compliant with the industry standard NDC message schema.
Air Europa is one of the leading private airlines in Spain, operating scheduled domestic and international flights to 69 destinations, including European and long-haul routes to Latin America, the United States of America, the Caribbean and North Africa.
China and Spain are better connected by air as of now, thanks to the new codeshare agreement between Iberia and Hainan Airlines. Iberia customers can now fly direct from Madrid to Shenzhen on a flight operated by Hainan.
The Competition & Markets Authority has launched a competition investigation into the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.
Iberia has announced it will offer its new premium economy class on flights to Havana and Johannesburg, while boosting capacity on Madrid-Lima and Madrid-São Paulo routes.
Starting with this year’s winter season, Iberia is boosting its services to Latin America with three additional weekly flights to both Buenos Aires and Mexico City.