Iberia Express runs from 25 in March
Update 26.03.2012: It seems that the start date is offset. Iberia Express has rescheduled the first flights for March 28.
Spanish airline Iberia launched the low-cost carrier on Friday Iberia Express. International Airlines Group made this decision in the hope of revitalizing the financial situation of the group, especially as the crisis made its presence more and more felt, and the price of fuel has increased and will increase.
About half of all flights made in Spain are low-cost, a difficult situation for traditional operators, such as Iberia.
The first flights of the operator will take place today, March 25, on the routes Madrid - Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga and Seville. The fleet consists of 4 aircraft Airbus A320, and by the end of 2012 their number will increase to 13. Iberia plans to have the fleet reach 40 from aircraft to 2015. Ticket prices start from 25 euros in one way.
For starters, the company has 500 employees and plans to operate 17 domestic and European routes in 2012.
Madrid - Alicante from March 25, 2012;
Madrid - Amsterdam from September 1, 2012;
Madrid - Dublin from June 1, 2012;
Madrid - Fuerteventura from June 1, 2012;
Madrid - Granada from May 1, 2012;
Madrid - Ibiza from May 3, 2012
Madrid - Lanzarote from May 1, 2012;
Madrid - Mahon from May 1, 2012;
Madrid - Malaga from March 25, 2012;
Madrid - Mykonos from July 1, 2012;
Madrid - Naples from June 2, 2012;
Madrid - Palma Mallorca from March 25, 2012;
Madrid - Riga from July 1, 2012;
Madrid - Santa Cruz de la Palma from June 1, 2012;
Madrid - Santander from June 1, 2012;
Madrid - Seville from March 25, 2012;
Madrid - Vigo from May 1, 2012;
Iberia Express estimates that it will attract 2,5 millions of passengers this year.