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On Time, On Target: Iberia Express’ Stellar Operational Record in 2023

January 31, 2024

What sets Iberia Express apart from other airlines is its exceptional punctuality and strategic role within Iberia and the IAG.

By Mike Malik, Chief Marketing Officer at Cirium

Iberia Express has consistently demonstrated outstanding operational performance, distinguishing itself in the highly competitive airline industry.

In 2023, Iberia Express achieved the highest on-time performance (OTP) score in the European category, recording an impressive 84.58%.

This achievement reflects the airline’s unwavering focus on maintaining a punctual schedule-a critical factor for passengers when selecting an airline.

The airline also showed significant capacity growth for its 2023/2024 winter schedule, with a 10% increase compared to 2022. This expansion includes strengthening connections between the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands, as well as expanding routes to Ibiza and several international destinations, such as Marrakech, Cairo, Dublin, Manchester, and Naples. Despite this growth, Iberia Express maintained operational discipline and effectively synchronized its schedules across its network.

Another notable achievement in 2023 was Iberia Express’s attainment of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) environmental certification. This certification underscores the airline’s commitment to environmental sustainability, focusing on efficient operations and fleet renewal. The airline’s dedication to reducing emissions and enhancing environmental performance is commendable.

What sets Iberia Express apart from other airlines is not only its exceptional punctuality but also its strategic role within Iberia and the International Airlines Group (IAG). As a subsidiary, Iberia Express benefits from Iberia’s strong brand recognition and extensive network, while contributing significantly to the group’s overall performance and profitability. The airline’s success in maintaining high OTP rates is a key factor in bolstering the group’s reputation and reliability among passengers.

In conclusion, Iberia Express’s operational performance clearly demonstrates its excellence in the airline industry.

The airline’s punctuality, efficient operations, and strategic alignment within the Iberia and IAG frameworks differentiate it from competitors.

This performance is a sustained effort, reflecting the airline’s commitment to operational excellence and customer satisfaction. As the airline industry continues to face post- pandemic challenges, the team at Iberia Express has built a proven track record that positions it for continued success and growth.

Report highlights

  • Delta Air Lines celebrates its third consecutive year as Cirium’s Platinum Award winner for global operational excellence.
  • Avianca Airlines emerges as the global leader in punctuality.
  • Delta Air Lines also comes out on top in North America, with Iberia Express leading in Europe, Copa in Latin America, ANA in Asia Pacific, and Oman Air in the Middle East and Africa. Safair triumphs as the leading low-cost carrier.
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport stands out as the top global airport performer in 2023.
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