Iberia, Spain’s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG’s group of airlines, has taken delivery of its first of 16 A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the new twin engine widebody.
Airbus says the aircraft is the first A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a wing twist, extended winglets and increased maximum take-off weight capability. The aircraft is configured in a Premium three-class layout, with 348 seats, including 31 full lie-flat bed business, 24 Premium economy and 293 economy seats.
The A350-900 will join Iberia’s all Airbus fleet comprising – including Iberia Express – more than 100 aircraft.
In order to reduce its carbon footprint, the A350 delivery flight from Toulouse to Madrid was fuelled with a blend of sustainable jet fuel.