Iberia Express is a Madrid-based airline operating short and medium-haul flights. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iberia, competes efficiently and sustainably in an increasingly complex market. Iberia Express provides its parent company with profitable direct and connecting flights, thereby supporting growth in Iberia's long-haul business.
Iberia Express began operating in March 2012, the airline has become one of the top four airlines to fly out of the Madrid Barajas airport. According to the FlightStats study, Iberia Express tops all other European airlines in terms of punctuality.
All destinations of the company are connected with the Iberia network to facilitate to their clients connections from any airport. The company currently has codeshare agreements with LAN Airlines, Air Berlin, Japan Airlines, American Airlines, Avianca, Finnair, British Airways, Siberia Airlines and Royal Air Maroc.
Iberia Express' executive team, headed by Fernando Candela, strives to select, train and foster the very best professionals. Together, they create a young, friendly and streamlined airline whose economically-viable business plan lets it compete in the market, even on a standalone basis.
The A320 family:
With over 6,500 aircraft sold and 4,000 in service, the A320 is the world's best-selling airplane family. Since it was first released on the market, with innovations such as its fly-by-wire control system, Airbus has continually upgraded the family in order to further reduce fuel needs, emissions and noise.
|Maximum capacity: 177|
The A321 family:
This aircraft forms part of the A320 family, which is also featured in the Iberia Express fleet. The changes in this model are minimal except for the length, maximum configuration, wing surface and landing gear reinforcement. Interestingly, this was the first Airbus model to be assembled outside of France.
|Maximum capacity: 220 pax|
Iberia Express stands behind its commitment to corporate social responsibility. In addition to adhering to the United Nations Global Compact, the airline carries out a number of social service initiatives to support society as a whole.
Iberia Express regularly collaborates with UNICEF Spain, one of the 36 national committees contributing to the work of the United Nation's Children's Fund. Since its incorporation, Iberia Express has participated in two service programmes: “Cumpledías” (child malnutrition) and “Agua Urgente para los niños sirios” (clean water in Syria).
This past summer, Iberia Express was the official airline of the fifth Salme´s Cup charity golf tournament. Each year, this sporting event brings together 120 VIP guests in order to enjoy the game of golf while raising funds for underserved communities.
Aviación Sin Fronteras (Aviation without Borders)
In 2013, Iberia Express began collaborating with Aviación Sin Fronteras, a not-for-profit organisation serving people in need. The organisation draws mainly from the generosity of its members (primarily airline employees). Iberia Express supports these endeavours by providing meeting and event space and helping with transport.
Iberia Express also supports the Abracadabra and Theodora foundations, and has sponsored the Land Rover Discovery Challenge charity event.
Iberia is Spain's number-one air transport group and the leader in the Europe-Latin America market, with the largest number of destinations and frequencies to that region. International Airlines Group (IAG), formed in 2011 following the merger of Iberia and British Airways, is the third-largest airline group in Europe and the sixth in the world in terms of billing.
Drawing from its 85 years of experience, Iberia focuses on three core businesses: passenger and cargo transport, aircraft maintenance and airport handling services.
The company is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, with member airlines from around the globe, serving 600 destinations with the best connections.
IAG, with corporate headquarters in Madrid and financial and operating headquarters in London, is traded on the London Stock Exchange and on the Spanish stock market (IBEX 35).
Connected to the world
With over 100 destinations worldwide and nearly 200 additional destinations through codeshare agreements, Iberia offers around 700 flights per day. It is the benchmark airline for service between Europe and Latin America, thanks to its numerous destinations and its flight frequency to that region. Based in the Madrid Barajas airport, one of the largest in Europe and the world, Iberia has one of the most modern fleets on the continent (160 aircraft).
Over 24 million passengers travel with Iberia each year. The company is also the leading handling operator in Spain, and the ninth-largest aircraft maintenance and engineering outfit.
Moreover, Iberia is a benchmark in corporate social responsibility, earning it a slot in 2006 on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World, which recognises the best economic, social and environmental practices among the largest companies in the world. The company employees over 20,000 professionals.
International Airlines Group
IAG is the third-largest air transport group in Europe and the sixth in the world in terms of billings (over €16 billion in 2011). In terms of fleet, it is the largest in Europe and number five worldwide, while it ranks second in Europe and eighth in the world in terms of number of passengers.