Flying with Iberia Express

With its main operational base at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport in the capital city of Spain, and under the wing of its mother-airline Iberia, Iberia Express started running services in early 2012, and travellers have held it in quite high regard ever since. In fact, the budget airline has been awarded on several occasions and has ranked first as the most punctual European company, aside from offering good-value-for-money onboard service that includes catering, online entertainment and even the possibility to order a cup of Starbucks coffee.

Iberia Express sells seats for flying to many Spanish cities and also to European destinations such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Cardiff, Dublin, London, Manchester, Paris or Stuttgart. Nevertheless, if you want to fly to a destination outside Europe, you should know that, just like Iberia, Iberia Express is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and operates codeshare flights in cooperation with Air Berlin, Avianca, Finnair, American Airlines, LAN, JAL, Royal Air Maroc and British Airways.

For instance, if you fly from London Heathrow to Gran Canaria airport, the screen at your boarding gate will probably display the info of a British Airways flight, whilst if you fly from Madrid International airport to Tenerife-North in the Canary Islands, your plane will be an Iberia Express one, without any codesharing.

If you are carrying your tablet or smartphone onto the aircraft, turn it into flight mode and activate the WiFi option. The Iberia Express in-flight network will soon appear for you to select it: connect and open your internet browser to start enjoying the entertainment features completely free of charge.

While on board, passengers are offered the daily press (and international newspapers in the case of international routes), and have a menu at their disposal so that they can order snacks, cold and hot sandwiches and baguettes, breakfast combos, healthy meals and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for an additional fee. Besides, every seat has a Ronda magazine issue featuring travel-related articles and the catalogue of duty-free products.

With a view to further improving their catering service, Iberia Express recently became the first Spanish airline to serve Starbucks coffee on board. If you are planning to book a flight with this company soon, you are advised to become a member of their online club to get access to discounts and low fares.

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