Iberia announced that its tenth A330-200 has joined the fleet, registered as EC-MNL and named ‘Tokio’, in honour of the Japanese capital, one of the Spanish airline’s new destinations, launched on 18th of October 2016. The ‘Tokio’ plane features 19 seats in Business Class and 269 in Economy.

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, with a range of 11,500 km and a maximum take-off weight of 242 tons.

TC-CIT Aviation Ireland, a joint venture between CIT Aerospace and Century Tokyo Leasing, has delivered an Airbus A330-200 aircraft to Iberia, Lineas Aereas de Espana, under  a sale-leaseback deal. 

The airline said that the new aircraft 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.

Iberia now operates a strong fleet of 79 Airbus aircraft and serves 26 domestic as well as 63 international destinations.