British Airways direct
Iberia is Spain’s flag carrier and the largest airline in the country. The official name is Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España. The company is based at Madrid Barajas Airport. Iberia is part of the Oneworld alliance and has flights to hundreds of destinations in Europe as well as throughout the rest of the world. This airline transports almost 3 million passengers every year.
Iberia is one of the oldest airline companies in the world. Founded in 1927 with the help of the investment from Lufthansa, Iberia flew for the first time in 1927. Iberia was an innovative company on many levels: it was the first airline to provide commercial flights from Europe to South America in 1946, opened soon after that a shuttle route with cheap flights to Barcelona from Madrid, and was the first airline in Europe to initiate a customer rewards program. The 1950’s marked the first cheap flights to New York from Spain. In 1981, Iberia, with very tight security, flew Pablo Picasso’s Guernica on a flight from New York to Spain. Iberia was one of the first airlines with a website. Today Iberia works in close partnership with British Airways and is still one of the most historically important airlines with strong personality bringing innovation and quality service to passengers.
For children the discounts vary depending on destination. Infants less than 2 years old who are sitting on the laps of their accompanying adult must also pay for a ticket which costs 10% of the adult fare. Children aged 2-11 also benefit from a discounted fare: they pay 50% of the value of an adult fare. Iberia does not offer discounts for seniors.
|Telephone:||0 870 609 0500|
|Departure cities:||London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh|