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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.[4]

Iberia Express
Iberia Express.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedOctober 2011
Commenced operations25 March 2012
HubsAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
AllianceOneworld (affiliate)
Fleet size23
Parent companyIberia
HeadquartersTimón, Barajas, Madrid, Spain [2]
Key peopleFernando Candela (CEO)[3]



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.[5] 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.[6]

Iberia Express began operating on 25 March 2012, sharing its head office with Iberia in Chamartín, Madrid.[7] 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.[5]


As of April 2014, the following destinations are served by Iberia Express:[8]

United Kingdom


Iberia Express Airbus A320-200

Iberia Express operates an all-Airbus fleet. As of January 2019 the airline's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[16]

Iberia Express Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 19 18 162 180
Airbus A321-200 4 14 196 210
Airbus A321neo 4[17] 232 232
Total 23 4


  1. ^ "Iberia Express already has its own flight codes to operate, I2 and IBS". El 9 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Iberia Express legal notice".
  3. ^ Kerry Reals (24 November 2011). "Iberia Express names Vueling's Gallego as CEO". Flightglobal. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  4. ^ "IAG sets up short-haul carrier Iberia Express". Reuters. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Spain's Iberia scraps flights during strike". The Independent. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ Kingsley-Jones, Max (6 October 2011). "IAG approves 2012 launch for Iberia Express". FlightGlobal. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Información Legal y Protección de Datos". Retrieved 15 March 2012. Operative Company of Iberia Express, S.A. with registered office at Velázquez Street 130, 28006 Madrid
  8. ^ "Destinations". Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  9. ^ a b "IBERIA Express Adds Paris CDG / Manchester from Sep 2015". Airline Route. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Iberia Express inicia mañana las operaciones a Tolouse". Expansió (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  11. ^ "Iberia opens Madrid–Iceland route".
  12. ^ a b c 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "IBERIA Adds New Routes in S15".
  13. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "IBERIA Resumes Istanbul / Amsterdam Service in June/July 2014".
  14. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "IBERIA Express Adds New Eastern European Routes in S16".
  15. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "IBERIA Express Adds London Gatwick Service in S15".
  16. ^ "Orders and Deliveries". Airbus. January 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  17. ^ "Spain's Iberia Express to add first A321neo in 2Q20". Ch-aviation. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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