Iberia To Launch Washington DC - Madrid Flights Next Year


Iberia and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority have announced that the Spanish airline will launch its flights from the U.S. capital via Washington Dulles International Airport to Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, starting May 1, 2020. Iberia will operate up to five flights per week on the new route, using Airbus A330-300s with 29 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 242 in Economy.

The new route will enable Iberia to meet demand business and premium travel in this market, the airline said, while promoting closer cultural ties and tourism between the two capital cities. In the 2020 summer season, Iberia will offer a total of more than 68,000 seats on the Washington-Madrid route.

The timetable of the flights is as follows:


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Flight No. From Departs To Arrives Days
IB6132 Washington Dulles International Airport 10:30 p.m. Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport 10:15 a.m. (the following morning)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (May 1 – July 5); 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (July 6 – October 23)

IB6131 Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport 5:50 p.m. Washington Dulles International Airport 6:55 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (May 1 – July 5);

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (July 6 – October 23)

On arrival in Madrid, passengers from Washington may continue to another 32 Iberia destinations in Spain, including Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Málaga; 68 European cities, including Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Milan, Nice, Porto and Venice; and to seven cities in Africa. 

Iberia operates 84 return flights per week from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid and also flies nonstop from San Francisco to the Spanish capital during the summer season. In 2019, Iberia will offer more than 1,543,000 seats between the U.S. and Spain, which is 6.47 percent more than in the previous year. In the first three quarters of this year, the airline carried 8 percent more passengers in this route than in 2018.

Iberia is part of the North American Joint Business Agreement on routes between Europe and North America with American Airlines, British Airways and Finnair. Together, the four airlines offer their customers up to 140 departures a day, linking 34 North American cities to 24 European cities.

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