DFW International Airport will soon accommodate Iberia Airlines from Spain according to a Dallas Morning News article from November 5 which reports,
“Iberia Airlines plans to start flying from its home country of Spain to DFW International Airport next year, the CEO of the carrier’s parent company said Friday.
International Airlines Group CEO Luis Gallego announced the new route that is scheduled to start operating next summer as part of the company’s third-quarter earnings call. The flights are likely to come from Madrid, its biggest base, but also could be from Barcelona, which does not have direct service to DFW Airport.
Iberia only flies to the United States from Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport and Barcelona Airport. DFW Airport is the only option of the two North Texas airports because Dallas Love Field cannot accept international flights due to complex service agreements that govern the relationship between Love Field and DFW.”
However, Dallas isn’t the only new route for Iberia Airlines as flight services to Washington DC and San Francisco will also be implemented next year according to a Business Traveler article from November 16. In it they say,
“The Madrid-San Francisco service will operate three times weekly, while those to Dallas and Washington DC will fly four times weekly. The carrier had originally planned to relaunch Washington flights in spring 2020 but was forced to postpone due to the pandemic.
Iberia’s decision to ramp up its US schedule comes on the heels of the reopening of US borders to international travel. Currently the airline operated 70 weekly flights between Spain and the US.
The carrier offers service to New York, Miami, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, and to San Juan in Puerto Rico as part of the transatlantic joint business agreement that Iberia has with American Airlines, British Airways and Finnair.
The new DFW flights will also allow for one-ticket connections to US cities beyond Dallas thanks to the joint business agreement.”
Notably, British Airways has DFW International Airport as one of its routes in the US and it is actually the sister company of Iberia Airlines.
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