Iberia Express
Iberia Express.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedOctober 2011; 11 years ago (2011-10)
Commenced operations25 March 2012; 11 years ago (2012-03-25)
HubsAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
AllianceOneworld (affiliate)
Fleet size22
Parent companyIberia
International Airlines Group
HeadquartersTimón, Barajas, Madrid, Spain[2]
Key peopleFernando Candela (CEO)[3]

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]


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.


As of September 2020, the following destinations are served by Iberia Express:[8]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Croatia Zadar Zadar Airport Terminated [9]
 Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport
 France Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport Terminated
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Terminated
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Rennes Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport Terminated
Toulouse Toulouse–Blagnac Airport Terminated
 Germany Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport
 Greece Heraklion Heraklion International Airport Seasonal
Mykonos Mykonos Airport Seasonal
Santorini Santorini (Thira) International Airport Seasonal
 Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
 Iceland Keflavík Keflavík International Airport
 Ireland Cork Cork Airport Terminated
Dublin Dublin Airport
 Italy Cagliari Cagliari Elmas Airport Terminated
Naples Naples International Airport
Palermo Falcone Borsellino Airport Seasonal
 Poland Kraków Kraków John Paul II International Airport Terminated
 Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport Terminated
 Spain Asturias Asturias Airport Seasonal
Fuerteventura Fuerteventura Airport
Gran Canaria Gran Canaria Airport
Ibiza Ibiza Airport
La Palma La Palma Airport
Lanzarote Lanzarote Airport
Madrid Madrid–Barajas Airport Hub
Málaga Málaga Airport Terminated
Menorca Menorca Airport Terminated
Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca Airport
Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Airport
Seville Seville Airport Terminated
Tenerife Tenerife North Airport
Tenerife South Airport
Vigo Vigo Airport Terminated
 United Kingdom Birmingham Birmingham Airport Terminated
Cardiff Cardiff Airport Terminated
Edinburgh Edinburgh Airport Seasonal
London Gatwick Airport
Manchester Manchester Airport
Newcastle Newcastle Airport Terminated


Iberia Express Airbus A321neo
Iberia Express Airbus A321neo

As of May 2022, the airline's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10][11]

Iberia Express Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
B E Total
Airbus A320-200 13 18 162 180
Airbus A321-200 4 14 196 210
Airbus A321neo 5 232 232
Total 22


  1. ^ "Iberia Express already has its own flight codes to operate, I2 and IBS". El Mundo.es. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Iberia Express legal notice". www.iberiaexpress.com.
  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. ^ "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". www.iberiaexpress.com. Retrieved 15 March 2012. Operative Company of Iberia Express, S.A. with registered office at Velázquez Street 130, 28006 Madrid
  8. ^ "Destinations". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  9. ^ Iberia Express add Zadar for S19
  10. ^ "Orders and Deliveries". Airbus. January 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  11. ^ "Iberia Express Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 11 May 2022.

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