Iberia boosts A340 fleet

August 4: Spanish airline Iberia has received its fifth new Airbus A340-600 this year and has named it ‘Ciudad de México’ to mark the 60th anniversary of its first flight to the Mexican capital.
It is the 17th A340-600 to be taken on by Iberia and the seventh aircraft to join the airline in 2010 after a year with no new aircraft because of the crisis in the airline industry. The four A340-600s delivered earlier this year were named ‘Miguel Servet’, ‘Isaac Albéniz’, ‘Miguel Hernández’ and ‘Rio Amazonas’.
‘Ciudad de México’ (EC-LFS) will be operated on long-haul routes to Latin America, the United States and South Africa. It brings the Iberia fleet to a total of 113 aircraft.