Iberia has expanded its wings to Asia for the
first time, launching thrice weekly flights to China.
The airline, a member of oneworld, has launched
flights between Madrid and Shanghai.
The flights will operate from Madrid every
Tuesday, Friday and Monday, while flights to Madrid from Shanghai
will take off every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Iberia will use its most
modern aircraft on the route, the twin-engine, wide-bodied Airbus A330-200.
In Business Class seats unfold into 2-meter-long flat
beds and all have direct access to the aisle, as well as individual 15.4-inch touch screens for à la carte
Economy Class passengers can access the same
entertainment programme via 9-inch seat-back touch screens.
Wi-Fi is also
available for all passengers.
designed a special menu with a choice of Chinese and Spanish
dishes. Passengers will also have access to a digital library that
includes books about China, travel guides to Shanghai, travel
tips, and novels set in China. They can be downloaded to any
mobile device with Iberia’s digital library app.
The airline is also preparing a special Chinese-language edition of its
in-flight magazine Ronda Iberia, with contents tailored to Chinese
The Spanish airline has also hired Chinese-born
cabin and ground staff to assist Chinese passengers in their own
Last year nearly 400,000 Chinese nationals visited Spain,
a 39% increase on the previous year.
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