Iberia Express will be lifting off on the following 25th of March with flights between Madrid-Barajas airport and Alicante, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca airports, as published by the Spanish daily economic newspaper ‘Cinco Dias’ this Friday. The Iberia hangars are adapting to eight new Airbus 320s for Iberia Express.
Iberia Express, will be relying on the operation from Madrid that over the past year has been covered by Vueling, according to the aforementioned heading. To start off with, there will be a transfer to the new subsidiary of most of of the Spanish and European destinations, that, from Madrid, has been dealt with by the Catalan low cost airline.
Furthermore, the first four Iberia Express airplanes will be piloted mostly by flight captains from Vueling. The operation is coordinated by the Iberia chairmanship in which the first executives of the two affected subsidiaries, Luis Gallego and Alex Cruz, also participate.
The Barajas and La Muñoza workshops in Madrid, Iberia’s maintenance division, are making progress on the remodelling and updating of eight Airbus 320 airplanes that have been flying for Iberia for years. According to sources of the pilots union, they are all ‘very veteran’ aircrafts.
The incorporation plan of the 14 aircrafts to the operation during 2012 starts off in March with four airplanes. Between May and June they will incorporate six aircrafts more and another two between July and September. The calendar ends in November with two new airplanes.
As well the routes between Madrid and Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante, Iberia Express, in time, will also be operating flights between Barajas and the airports of the Canary Islands such as Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. In its debut for European flights, the new Iberia subsidiary will be operating routes from Madrid towards Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen that is currently being dealt with by Vueling.