In 2021, Iberia was able to increase the number of destinations in its network earlier than the other Group airlines due to exposure to markets with less COVID-related travel restrictions.
Domestic operations focused on connecting the Spanish peninsula with both the Canary and Balearic Islands. The company benefitted from the introduction of the EU Digital Covid Certificate in the summer with passenger load factors in the second half of the year significantly higher as a result.
LACAR was one of the most resilient regions throughout the year thanks to significant VFR (visiting friends and relatives) travel in 2021.
Iberia also operated regularly to Miami, New York, Dakar and restarted operations to Israel and Morocco when travel restrictions were eased.