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Iberia’s New Airbus 330 Arrives in Miami


-The new Airbus A330 already operates to Boston and it will soon serve New York and Chicago.

-The aircraft features the new Iberia long haul product with business class seats unfolding into flat beds and the most advanced inflight entertainment system for both Business and Economy class passengers.

Madrid, - -Today the new Iberia A330 aircraft will operate its first flight from Madrid to Miami. The aircraft, called Costa Rica, will take off from Madrid airport at 11:50 and will arrive in Miami at 15:20. Then, it will fly back from Miami airport at 17:05 hours.

Passengers flying from Miami will enjoy Iberia’s brand new Business and Economy class sections for long haul flights. With a configuration of 36 seats in the Business cabin and 242 in the Economy class, the Business Plus section in the new A330s features wider seats that unfold into perfectly flat beds almost 80 inches long, housed in individual modules, each of them with direct access to the aisle. The design and positioning of the new seats ensure greater privacy and comfort to passengers. Lighting in the Business class cabin changes at the different phases of the flight and the seats offer more space for customers’ belongings.

Business Plus passengers can also enjoy new, intuitive entertainment options, using 15.5” screens similar to that of tablet computers, plus 4.2” touch screen remotes with virtual keyboard, with which passengers can make telephone calls, send text messages, and easily access entertainment options. Each month some 50 feature films will be available, plus 80 TV series, documentaries, some 200 musical options, and 3D games, among many other choices.

In the Economy cabin, seats are more ergonomic and wider (18.1”). They are equipped with the most advanced inflight entertainment system: individual 9” touch screens, a wide film and TV series offer, documentaries, as well as a children’s programme. Every seat has a connection port for Apple devices and a USB port, while universal power sockets are also available.

Iberia will soon be adding Wi-Fi Internet access and SMS capability for all its long-haul customers. The Airbus A330s is a twin-engine aircraft and is 15% more fuel efficient than the aircraft it replaces.

The A330 already operates to Boston and it will soon serve New York and Chicago. Flights to Los Angeles, the fifth Iberia destination in the U.S., will be operated by the Airbus A340 aircraft – Iberia will refit its 17 A340/600 aircraft with the new product from next month.

The inclusion of Miami to the A330 operation confirms Iberia’s activity is completely back to normal, as current 90% punctuality records show.

Iberia will be operating two daily flights from Miami to Madrid during the next six months, three more than a year ago. Iberia started flying from Madrid to Miami on August, 1972.

Customers flying from the U.S. with Iberia can make easy connections at Madrid airport T4 to other 31 Spanish destinations, 27 cities in Europe, as well as 13 destinations in Africa and the Middle East. Iberia is part of the Joint Business Agreement of North Atlantic routes with American Airlines and British Airways.


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