September 25, 1986
The son of a Sandinista official and a Cuban family of three asked for political asylum after their Iberia Airlines flight from Havana to Madrid ended in an emergency landing at Miami's airport. Manuel De Jesus Prado-Ortega, 20, of Nicaragua said his father is a government agronomist assigned to indoctrinate farmers into the Sandinista philosophy. The Cubans are Sergio Betancourt-Henriquez, 31; his wife, Ibis Binimelis-Groche, 28, and their 13-month-old son, Sergio
May 16, 1999
I believe that "'Iberia Puts Reins on the Planes in Spain" (News, Tips & Bargains, May 2) did not tell the whole story about delays on Iberia Airlines. My wife and I were caught up in sudden, unexplained flight cancellations when we were to leave Seville for Madrid on April 11. This resulted in our missing flight connections in Madrid and then in Paris for our return to Los Angeles. We were later transported by bus to Madrid in a six-hour ride, but once we arrived, and after waiting in lines there for nearly four hours, neither Iberia nor our connecting carrier would take responsibility for the expenses of overnighting near the airport.
May 2, 1999
Spain's Iberia Airlines has taken the unusual step of canceling 6% of its flights--about 77 per day--during the busy summer season, citing overtaxed airports and the Kosovo crisis. Although the cuts target routes within Spain, people making connections in Madrid "will be affected to some extent," conceded Fernando Pollan, the line's Miami-based manager of U.S. customer relations. He advised travelers to check with their travel agents or Iberia, at (800) 772-4642, for possible flight changes.
April 18, 1994 |
Spain's state-owned flag carrier, Iberia, said it has signed a limited commercial agreement with United Airlines and that the two companies plan to cooperate more closely in the future.
January 24, 1991
* The Japan Seaman's Union voted to allow Japan-flagged vessels to call at ports in Qatar, reversing its earlier decision to bar its members from moving into the western half of the Persian Gulf. * Iberia SA, Spain's national carrier, said it would reduce flights between New York and Madrid because fears of terrorist attacks had lowered passenger demand. Earlier this week, the airline reduced flights to seven European cities and to five cities in Spain.