Spanish flag carrier Iberia will be making daily appearances in North Texas when it boosts flights to DFW International Airport from Madrid next summer.
Iberia, which started service at DFW in June, will go from three flights a week to flying seven days a week to the Spanish capital city.
It’s also boosting other flights to the United States, with added frequencies to Miami and New York.
“With the aim of promoting tourist travel from the United States to Spain and improving connectivity between the two countries, this winter Iberia is making a strong commitment to this market, where it has deployed 15% more capacity than before the pandemic,” Iberia said in a statement.
The announcement comes as international service and expansion steadily return to DFW Airport after dropping dramatically in 2020. DFW will have 483 flights to Europe in July at the peak of the summer travel season to nine cities on seven airlines.
DFW has also expanded flights to regions such as Australia, with Qantas launching its Texas to Melbourne service Saturday. Qantas also flies from DFW to Sydney.
Iberia has motivation to fly to DFW through its Oneworld alliance partnership with American Airlines, which is headquartered in Fort Worth and has its biggest hub at DFW Airport. American flies to about 220 destinations from DFW throughout the year, making the Madrid to Texas flight a connecting location for passengers going to Spain and visiting from the Iberian Peninsula country.
Iberia is a sister company to British Airways, which also flies to DFW Airport, and Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus.
Iberia said the flights to DFW “contributed to generating sufficient traffic with Spain.” It flies to DFW on wide-body Airbus 330 and 330-200 jets, which carry 311 and 288 passengers, respectively.