Iberia gives ‘Tokio’ new wings

Iberia’s tenth A330-200 has joined the fleet, registered as EC-MNL and christened “Tokio”, in honour of the Japanese capital, one of the Spanish airline’s new destination, launched on 18 October with three return flights each week.

_dsc4259-bajaThe “Tokio”, with 19 seats in Business Class and 269 in Economy, is equipped with Iberia’s newly-designed long-haul cabins, featuring the latest in comfort and technology. Business Class seats all have direct access to the aisle and unfold into 2m-long beds. The lavish entertainment offering is delivered through 15.4-inch touch screens. Economy passengers get 9-inch screens and extra comfortable seats that are 46 cm wide and boast a fully-adjustable headrest.

For all passengers the entertainment programme includes 60 films in several languages, 100 television series and documentaries, 200 musical options, 16 video games, and a special channel for children. Also available to all passengers is Wi-Fi service over the KU band for fast download speeds.

The “Tokio” is  part of a 29 long-haul aircraft order to be delivered by 2020. The A330-200s ordered are twin-engine aircraft of the MTOW 242Tn model, more fuel-efficient, with a range of 11,500 km and a maximum take-off weight of 242 tonnes. They are used on Iberia’s new Madrid–Shanghai and Madrid-Tokyo, both of them launched in 2016, and also for flights to long-haul destinations such as Montevideo, Santo Domingo, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Medellin, Panama City, Boston or Miami.

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