Spanish airline Iberia has named its third new A330-200 for the Cuban capital city, Havana. The naming of “La Habana”, registered as EC-MJT, marks the 70th anniversary of the Spanish airline’s first flight to Latin America in 1946, when it became the first European airline to fly to the region after World War II.
Today, Iberia remains the leading airline on routes between Europe and Latin American countries. It offers 250 flights a week to 20 destinations in 15 countries in that region.
Daily Flights to Havana
In 1946 Havana became one of Iberia’s earliest Latin American destinations. After a two-year interruption, in June of 2015 Iberia resumed its services to Cuba, and in less than a year increased seat supply by 30%, raising the number of flights per week from five to seven. As of 1 June it will operate daily return flights between Madrid and the Cuban capital.
A Highly Efficient Aircraft
“La Habana”, Iberia’s third and latest Airbus A330-200, is the most modern aircraft in the airline’s fleet. It is a fuel-efficient airliners, and by burning less fuel per kilometre, it also emits less atmospheric pollution.
The Airbus A330-200 MTOW 242 Tn is a twin-engine aircraft that can take off with a weight of 242 tonnes and fly up to 11,500 kilometres without refuelling, which means it can operate on Iberia’s longest routes, including the recently announced Madrid-Tokyo and Madrid-Shanghai routes.
Length: 59 metres
Wingspan: 60 metres
Capacity: 288 passengers (19 in Business and 269 in Economy)
Range: 11,500 km.
Engines: 2 (General Electric)
Improved Wi-Fi Connection
Iberia’s new Airbus A330-200s are equipped with the airline’s newly-designed cabin interiors and other innovations in both seating sections. Business passengers can stretch out in flat beds 2 metres long, all with direct access to the aisle. Higher footrests provide additional comfort.
More ergonomic seats in Economy supply more leg room at knee-level, and a multiply-adjustable headrest ensures maximum comfort during the flight.
Entertainment systems in both sections feature new screen and a more advanced video processor to facilitate navigation across the generous offering of contents, including late-release films, popular television series, a large selection of musical options, and interactive games.