Iberia returns to Havana and launches Cali and Medellin routes

Iberia Airbus A330-300
Iberia Airbus A330

Iberia will resume flights between Spain and Havana, Cuba, which were suspended nearly two years ago. Starting on 1 June, Iberia will operate flights on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, five weekly flights in all.

The airline also announced the launch of a new route from Madrid to the Colombian cities of Cali and Medellin, where Iberia has never flown before. The triangular Madrid-Medellin-Cali-Madrid flights will begin on 3 July, and operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

On both routes the Spanish airline will use its new Airbus A330sequipped with all new interiors, including business class seats that unfold into flat beds nearly 2 metres long and with direct access to the aisle; roomier seats in economy; entertainment on demand from touch screens in both seating classes, plus Wi-Fi and GSM connectivity.

The new direct flights from Madrid are timed for good connectionsat Iberia’s T4 hub to/from its more than 80 destinations in Spain and the rest of Europe.

In 2014 Iberia launched services to Montevideo, Santo Domingo, Istanbul, and Athens, while its low-cost Iberia Express unit began flying to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hanover, and Stuttgart.

Other new Iberia routes to open shortly, and for which reservations can now be made, are to Florence, Hamburg, Catania, Palermo, Budapest, and Madeira, while Iberia Express will soon be serving Edinburgh, Manchester, Naples, London-Gatwick, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Budapest and Verona. Its Iberia Express unit will also fly from Asturias direct the Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the company’s first domestic flight with no Madrid stop.

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