Iberia Express

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Iberia Express
Iberia Express.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded October 2011
Commenced operations 25 March 2012
Hubs Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Alliance Oneworld (affiliate)
Fleet size 21
Destinations 22
Parent company Iberia
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Key people Fernando Candela (CEO)[2]
Website iberiaexpress.com
Iberia Express A320 in Vigo

Iberia Express is a Spanish low-cost airline owned by Iberia, which operates short- and medium-haul routes from its parent airline's hub at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, providing feeder flights onto Iberia's long-haul network.[3]


The launch of the airline was announced by IAG on 6 October 2011 and led to strike action in late December 2011 by pilots concerned over a potential loss of jobs caused by the new airline. Aircraft from other Iberia routes are due to be switched to the new Iberia Express operations, operated by newly employed pilots and cabin crew. Iberia intend for the airline to cover routes operated at a loss by the main airline, running with lower operating costs,[4] and for the airline to have a fleet of 40 aircraft by 2015.[5]

The airline began operating on 25 March 2012 and shares its head office with Iberia in Chamartín, Madrid.[6] The airline began operations with 4 Airbus A320, using a two class Business and Economy configuration.


As of April 2014, the following destinations are served by Iberia Express:[7]

The head office of Iberia in Ciudad Lineal, Madrid which also houses the Iberia Express head office.
Iberia Express Airbus A320
Iberia Express Airbus A320-200 in the airline's former livery which has been changed as part of the rebranding of its parent Iberia.
Iberia Express A320 at Tenerife North
United Kingdom


Iberia Express Airbus A320-200

As of September 2016, the Iberia Express fleet consists of the following aircraft:[17]

Iberia Express Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
P Y Total
Airbus A320-200 18 18 162 180
Airbus A321-200 3 14 196 210
Total 21


  1. ^ "Iberia Express already has its own flight codes to operate, I2 and IBS". El Mundo.es. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Kerry Reals (24 November 2011). "Iberia Express names Vueling's Gallego as CEO". Flightglobal. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "IAG sets up short-haul carrier Iberia Express". Reuters. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Max Kingsley-Jones (6 October 2011). "IAG approves 2012 launch for Iberia Express". Flightglobal. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Spain's Iberia scraps flights during strike". MSNBC. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Información Legal y Protección de Datos." Iberia Express. Retrieved on 15 March 2012. "Compañía Operadora de Corto y Medio Radio Iberia Express, S.A. con domicilio social en la calle Velázquez nº 130, 28006 Madrid"
  7. ^ "Destinations". Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "IBERIA Express Adds Paris CDG / Manchester from Sep 2015". Airline Route. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  9. ^ http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2015/10/23/iberia_opens_madrid_iceland_route/
  10. ^ a b c http://airlineroute.net/2014/12/11/ib-europe-s15update1/
  11. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/04/09/ib-istams-jun14/
  12. ^ a b http://airlineroute.net/2015/12/21/i2-gotosl-s16/
  13. ^ a b http://airlineroute.net/2015/12/24/i2-otpkrk-s16/
  14. ^ https://www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2016/10/25/iberia-express-announces-service-to-spanish-capital/
  15. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/12/16/i2-lgw-s15/
  16. ^ http://www.europapress.es/islas-canarias/noticia-iberia-express-conectara-canarias-londres-lyon-20150128133737.html
  17. ^ http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Iberia-Express

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