The airlines have signed a codeshare agreement for a transfer to provide more facilities to passengers traveling between Mexico and Spain.
Iberia and Viva Aerobus have signed a codeshare agreement to provide more facilities to passengers traveling between Mexico and Spain, combining sections operated by both airlines.
What is it about?
Passengers of the Spanish airline traveling on the Madrid-Mexico City route will be able to take advantage of the network of domestic destinations that Viva Aerobus offers from Mexico City on connecting flights.
Likewise, customers who want to travel to Madrid via Iberia will be able to connect with the Mexico City-Madrid route by making the first leg with Viva Aerobus on a connecting flight from any of the destinations that the Mexican airline offers to the International Airport of the City of Mexico (AICM).
Iberia belongs to the International Consolidated Airlines Group, better known as IAG, which also includes British Airways, Vueling, and Aer Lingus, and is part of the Oneworld alliance and is the largest Spanish airline and leader between Europe and Latin America. International Consolidated Airlines Group is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol IAG.
Iberia, together with Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, offers flights to 50 countries from the Madrid-Barajas airport, where it has developed a hub. In addition to passenger transport, Iberia has diversified its business with air cargo, aircraft maintenance, and airport assistance.
Iberia currently operates 19 flights a week between Madrid and Mexico City. With the agreement, the Spanish airline will be able to market Viva Aerobus services from Mexico City to 19 other cities in Mexico in connection with these flights: Guadalajara, Cancún, Monterrey. , Veracruz, Mérida, Tampico, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tijuana, Hermosillo, Oaxaca, Huatulco, Torreón, Puerto Escondido, Ciudad Juárez, La Paz, Chetumal and Mazatlán.
According to a statement, the signing of this codeshare agreement will allow Iberia customers to purchase their travel itinerary in a single reservation, under the same baggage policy, and with uniform fare conditions. Starting today, airline tickets can be purchased on the Iberia website or through travel agencies and digital flight search engines, for flights operated from August 30.
“In Iberia we have always opted for Mexico as one of our strategic markets both from the point of view of tourism and business traffic. As demand has intensified, we have accompanied this reactivation with an increase in capacity very close to the pre-pandemic supply. With 19 flights a week, Mexico City is the metropolis with the highest number of frequencies in the entire American continent. Now, thanks to the codeshare agreement with Viva Aerobus, we will be able to offer a better service to our customers and greater capillarity with a wide range of destinations within the country”, commented María Jesús López Solás, Commercial Director, Network Development and Alliances at Iberia.
It should be noted that Iberia operates the route between Madrid and Mexico with its most advanced and quietest aircraft on the market, the Airbus A-350/900, 35% more efficient in terms of fuel consumption and with a capacity for 348 passengers.
long live aerobus
Viva Aerobus is the ultra-low-cost airline and operates the most modern fleet in Mexico and the third youngest in all of North America, with an average age of just 5 years, made up of 62 aircraft from the Airbus family: 40 A320s and 22 A321s. The A321neo is a highly eco-efficient aircraft model with capacity for 240 passengers that offers a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and significantly reduces the noise footprint.
“At Viva we are very proud of signing this shared code with Iberia. This alliance allows us to connect our network of domestic flights from Mexico City with the route that offers the largest number of passengers between Mexico and Europe. In addition, we are proud that this operation combines the use of the most modern fleet in Mexico with the efficient Airbus A-350 aircraft with which Iberia operates the route to Madrid”, said Javier Suárez, director of alliances at Viva Aerobus.