According to sources within the company, Iberia has decided to withdraw from commercial service all 14 Airbus A340-600s, a retirement which comes sooner than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic and the sharp decline in demand for air travel.
In addition, sources say that Iberia is working to delay the deliveries of some Airbus A350s and A320neo aircraft it has on order. We’ll update the article once Iberia issues an official statement regarding this.
Update June 18th / Iberia has confirmed it will retire the 14 A340-600s by the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday, confirming a report from local newspaper Cinco Dias. She declined to elaborate on the new schedule for the aircraft deliveries.
⚠️⚠️#Iberia ha comunicado internamente que "retira de actividad" todos los A340-600 que mantiene en flota. Además, trabaja para retrasar las recepciones previstas del A350 y del A320neo. Calcula, como mínimo, un 20% de caída de su producción. pic.twitter.com/hQujGcEMLO
— novedadesaéreas (@novedadesaereas) June 17, 2020