Iberia Adds Capacity for Spanair Passengers

Iberia Adds Flights on Routes Spanair Ceased

As a result of Spanair ceasing operations last week, Iberia is adding capacity including additional flights and through the use of larger aircraft.

Spanair passengers affected by the cease of operations will now have until midnight on Friday, February 3, to purchase Iberia tickets to Spanish mainland and island destination with special fares for travel through May 30.

The fares range from 60 to 90 euros (plus airport taxes), depending on the destination and can be booked at www.iberia.com or through Iberia’s call center at 902 400 500 within Spain.

List of Routes with Additional Capacity

  • Madrid-Barcelona: Iberia has added three daily flights, which will be expanded to four in the summer season.
  • Madrid-Bilbao: An increase in seat supply of up to 31% in the busiest months, with one extra daily flight and larger aircraft at peak travel times. For now Iberia will operate 11 daily return flights, from 06:55 h. until 21:45 h., with good connections to all other Iberia destinations.
  • Madrid-La Coruña: Up to 27% more seats starting in March, on three daily return flights, two of them using larger aircraft. The first flight departs at 06:45 – and the last takes off at 21:20 h., good for connections.
  • Madrid-Canary Islands: Flights to the main Canary Islands grow by 20%: Iberia has scheduled one additional flihgt on the Madrid-Gran Canaria and Madrid-Tenerife routes. As of March 25 it will increase capacity to the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
  • Madrid-Balearic Islands: In the high summer season Iberia will operate up to five daily return flights to Palma de Majorca, two to Ibiza, and one to Minorca.
  • Madrid-Copenhagen: Iberia will use larger aircraft to increase seat supply on this route.


It is likely additional adjustments will be made based on demand, despite pilot labor actions over Iberia Express.

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