Iberia Names One of its Planes ‘Puerto Rico’
SAN JUAN – Spanish airline Iberia, which will resume direct flights to San Juan starting May 15, is naming one of its newest planes “Puerto Rico.”
After a three-year hiatus, the carrier will fly to the island with its new Airbus A330-200s equipped with newly designed business (19 seats) and economy (269) sections.
The carrier will also be sporting a new brand image, which the company says symbolizes profound change.
“For us, this month is Puerto Rico month,” CEO Luis Gallego said in the May edition of Ronda Iberia, the carrier’s in-flight magazine. “We return with even greater hope, if possible, to an island that has it all: nature, culture, cuisine,” he added.
Flights between the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport hub and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan will be three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from May 15 until October 26.
It is estimated Iberia’s return will contribute some $21 million a year to Puerto Rico’s economy.