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.
|Commenced operations||25 March 2012|
|Hubs||Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport|
|Headquarters||Timón, Barajas, Madrid, Spain |
|Key people||Fernando Candela (CEO)|
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. 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.
Iberia Express began operating on 25 March 2012, sharing its head office with Iberia in Chamartín, Madrid. 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.
As of July 2019, the following destinations are served by Iberia Express:
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