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Syria and Jordan, new Iberia destinations in 2010


* This summer, Iberia will operate a direct flight to Amman every Saturday.
* It will also fly non-stop to Damascus every Tuesday.
* The airline will resume flights to Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Washington D.C. and St. Petersburg throughout the summer season.
* It has increased flight frequencies to several Latin American cities as well as to Frankfurt, Munich and Boston.

Madrid - In 2010 Iberia is adding two new countries --Syria and Jordan-- to its network during the summer months.

From July 3 until October 30, Iberia will operate a weekly Madrid-Amman flight every Saturday.

It will leave Madrid at 14:30 h., and arrive in the Jordanian capital at 20:25 h. The return flight will leave Jordan at 21:25 h and reach Madrid-Barajas airport at 02:05 h.

Iberia will also launch a Madrid-Damascus route from July 13 to October 26, with a direct return flight every Tuesday.

It will leave Madrid at 14:30 h. and reach the Syrian capital at 20:20 h. The return flight leaves Damascus at 21:20 h., and lands in Madrid at the 01:45 h.

Iberia will fly the 141-seat Airbus A-319 on both routes. The flying time on both is five and a half hours.

Iberia will give passengers the option of combining the two destinations to facilitate visits to both Syria and Jordan.

Summer destinations resumed

With the new season, Iberia is resuming all its summer routes, following the winter hiatus:

* Washington D.C. Service begins on March 29, with three frequencies per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
* St. Petersburg. Staring on June 1, Iberia will fly every Tuesday and Saturday.
* Dubrovnik. Flights will be resumed June 20, with four per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
* Zagreb. Iberia will offer two flights a the week (Saturdays and Sundays), starting on July 3.

More frequencies to Latin America

And there’s still more. The Spain airline is increasing its frequencies to a number of destinations:

* Lima: Since on January 16, Iberia is flying three of four times a week to Lima. Measured in seat capacity, the increase comes to 40%. This means the Spanish company will operate direct flights to Peru up to 11 times per week, with excellent connections to and from the rest of Spain and Europe.
* Quito: There will be three new weekly flights starting in February, in addition to the 14 existing ones. The new flights are under code sharing with LAN, so between them the two airlines –partners in oneworld– offer between two and three daily flights with Ecuador.
* Buenos Aires: The airline is adding three new weekly flights, starting February 3, to the 14 now offered each week, making up to three flights spaced throughout the day between Madrid and the Argentine capital, a 16% increase.
* Boston: As of March 28, Iberia will fly to Boston every day except Saturday, adding three flights per week.
* Frankfurt: A new flight will be added on February 1, and when the new season beings on March 28 the number of daily direct flights will be raised to four, a 28% increase, or 8,000 extra seats per month.
* Munich: Starting on March 1 Iberia will operate two additional flights, with a third to be added on Friday as of March 28, customers can choose among three daily direct flights from Madrid, an increase of 14% or 4,400 seats per month.
* Bogota: Iberia will use larger aircraft to increase passenger capacity. and starting in June it will add three new frequencies, raising this to five in October. This represents a seat supply increase of 10%, and of 35% in October.
* Havana: Iberia will continue to operate one daily return flight, but will boost capacity by using one of its largest aircraft between two and three times a week.


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