Iberia Express

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Iberia Express
Iberia Express.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedOctober 2011
Commenced operations25 March 2012
HubsAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
AllianceOneworld (affiliate)
Fleet size24
Parent companyIberia
HeadquartersTimón, Barajas, Madrid, Spain [2]
Key peopleFernando Candela (CEO)[3]

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.[4]


IAG announced the launch of Iberia Express on 6 October 2011, leading to strike action by pilots in late December 2011 due to concerns over potential job losses caused by the new airline.[5] Aircraft from other Iberia routes would be switched to the new subsidiary, and new pilots and cabin crew hired to operate the flights. Iberia intended for the new airline to cover routes operated at a loss by the main airline, running with lower operating costs.[6]

Iberia Express began operating on 25 March 2012, sharing its head office with Iberia in Chamartín, Madrid.[7] The new airline began operations with a fleet of four Airbus A320 aircraft, using a two-class Business and Economy configuration; it was expected to have a fleet of 40 aircraft by 2015.[5]


As of September 2020, the following destinations are served by Iberia Express:[8]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Croatia Zadar Zadar Airport Seasonal [9]
 Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport
 France Lyon Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Nantes Nantes Atlantique Airport
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Rennes Rennes Airport
Toulouse Toulouse Blagnac Airport
 Germany Berlin Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport
 Greece Heraklion Heraklion International Airport Seasonal
Mykonos Mykonos Airport Seasonal
Santorini Santorini Airport Seasonal
 The Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
 Iceland Keflavík Keflavik Airport Seasonal
 Ireland Cork Cork Airport Seasonal
Dublin Dublin Airport
 Italy Bari Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Seasonal [10]
Cagliari Cagliari Elmas Airport Seasonal
Naples Naples International Airport
Palermo Palermo Airport Seasonal
 Malta Malta Malta International Airport Seasonal
 Poland Kraków John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice Seasonal
 Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport Seasonal
 Spain Asturias Asturias Airport Seasonal
Fuerteventura Fuerteventura Airport
Gran Canaria Gran Canaria Airport
Ibiza Ibiza Airport
La Palma La Palma Airport
Lanzarote Lanzarote Airport
Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Base
Málaga Málaga Airport
Menorca Menorca Airport Seasonal
Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca Airport
Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Airport
Seville Seville Airport
Tenerife Tenerife North Airport
Tenerife Tenerife South Airport
Vigo Vigo Airport Seasonal
 United Kingdom Birmingham Birmingham Airport
Edinburgh Edinburgh Airport Seasonal
London Gatwick Airport
Manchester Manchester Airport
Newcastle Newcastle Airport


Iberia Express Airbus A320-200

Iberia Express operates an all-Airbus fleet. As of September 2020 the airline's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11][12]

Iberia Express Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 17 18 162 180
Airbus A321-200 4 14 196 210
Airbus A321neo 3 1[13] 232 232
Total 24 1


  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. ^ "Iberia Express legal notice". www.iberiaexpress.com.
  3. ^ Kerry Reals (24 November 2011). "Iberia Express names Vueling's Gallego as CEO". Flightglobal. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  4. ^ "IAG sets up short-haul carrier Iberia Express". Reuters. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Spain's Iberia scraps flights during strike". The Independent. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ Kingsley-Jones, Max (6 October 2011). "IAG approves 2012 launch for Iberia Express". FlightGlobal. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Información Legal y Protección de Datos". www.iberiaexpress.com. Retrieved 15 March 2012. Operative Company of Iberia Express, S.A. with registered office at Velázquez Street 130, 28006 Madrid
  8. ^ "Destinations". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  9. ^ Iberia Express add Zadar for S19
  10. ^ Iberia Express add Bari for S19
  11. ^ "Orders and Deliveries". Airbus. January 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  12. ^ "Iberia Express Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  13. ^ "Spain's Iberia Express to add first A321neo in 2Q20". Ch-aviation. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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