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We desperately need this little gem on the game! Iberia’s new livery on this A319-100 EC-MFO looks perfect and would match perfectly with the A321-100 and hopefully the A320-200. Especially with the new re-work on the A320 family, wing-flex would look pretty dandy on this aircraft! Would be perfect for smaller demand routes across the Iberian Peninsula, Balearics and Canaries and selected routes across the European continent!
A Little History on Iberia Airlines
Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España S.A. is Spain’s national airline and one of the world’s oldest. It carries 26 million people a year to a hundred destinations in 42 countries. Iberia also hauls 220,000 tons of freight a year. The company is also engaged in a wide array of aviation and travel support services. After receiving two substantial government bailouts in the 1990s, Iberia has become partially privatized, trimmed its payrolls, and rediscovered profitability. The company was established in 1927 as Iberia, Compañia Aérea de Transportes, S.A. Crucial to the founding of Iberia was support from the German Deutsche Luft Hansa A.G. (Lufthansa) which, in addition to investing 24 per cent of the capital, contributed materials and technical support. The majority share of the company was held by Horacio Echevarrieta, a businessman who became chairman of the board. Iberia’s objective was to provide peninsular and transatlantic air services. The company immediately applied for and obtained from the authorities, a concession to establish regular flights between Madrid and Barcelona.
More on the A319-100
Originally marked as the A320-7, the Airbus A319 is a shortened, minimum change version of the A320. With virtually the same fuel capacity as the A320-200 and fewer passengers, the range with 124 passengers in a two-class configuration extends to 3,600 nautical miles (6,900 km), the highest in its class. The A320 and A319 are the most popular variants of the A320 family.
Max Speed - 871 km/h (541.21 mph)
Max Altitude - FL390 (39,000ft)
Max Pax - 119 Pax
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