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The Spanish airline, Iberia, has chosen Panama City as its new regional headquarters, it was announced at the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR, or International Tourism Fair) recently held in Madrid.
Iberia also revealed plans to resume direct flights between Madrid and Havana, Cuba to begin June 1, after a lapse of two years, owing to restructuring of operations that also included halting flights to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. The carrier also resumed flights to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Montevideo, Uruguay in August and September 2014 respectively.
Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Spain. Based in Madrid, it operates an international network of services from its main bases of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport and Barcelona El Prat Airport.
Iberia Group airlines fly to over 102 destinations in 39 countries.
Iberia has operated direct flights to the isthmus continuously since 1971 and in July 2014, increased the frequency to a daily nonstop flight between Madrid and Panama City.