Iberia has brought forward the introduction of the Airbus A330-200 into its fleet by 14 months.
Eight examples are now due to enter the fleet between December 2015 and November 2016, from an order placed last year.
The aircraft will replace the ageing A340-300s still being flown by the airline, and will join the A330-300 and A340-600 fleet in operating Iberia’s long-haul flights from Madrid Barajas.
The A340-600s are in the process of being upgraded, with new long-haul cabins and better Business class. The airline will also take delivery of eight A350-900s in the future.