Airbus hastens delivery of 8 A330-200 aircraft ordered by Iberia
In the summer of 2014, Iberia placed an order for 16 wide-body aircraft: 8 A330-200 aircraft and 8 Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. The 8 units A330-200 will arrive in the fleet of the Spanish operator between December 2015 - November 2016. This means that the delivery will be made in advance by approximately 14 months compared to the period originally announced.
The new A330-200 will replace the current A340-300, which means a substantial savings for the Iberia budget. A330-200 airplanes are powered by 2 engines and have a lower fuel consumption compared to A340-300, which is a 4 engine. In addition to lower operating costs, A330 also offers increased passenger comfort. Iberia accelerates the modernization of the aircraft fleet for long-haul flights.
In addition to investments in new aircraft, Iberia has also upgraded Airbus A340-600 aircraft cabs. 80% of the A340-600 aircraft fleet has already received the new cabs for Business Class and Economy Class. Printe facilities are found: chairs that can be converted into beds, more space for Economy, Wi-Fi on board and a new entertainment system.