The Spanish National football team in front of the aircraft that will carry it to South Africa

Tuesday 1, June 2010


The Spanish National football team in front of the aircraft that will carry it to South Africa


The Spanish National Football team will fly to South Africa with an Airbus A340/600. Iberia has 14 aircraft of this type to operate its long haul routes. It offers the biggest capacity and range of its whole fleet.


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Technical information:


Manufacturer: Airbus Industries

Engine manufacturer: Rolls Royce

Number of engines: 4

Range: 12,700 km.

Length: 74.80 m.

Wingspan: 63.45 m.

Number of seats: 342


Seat features:


  • It is a reclining seat that converts into a horizontal bed. Every passenger enjoys 220 cm of personal space
  • It is ergonomically designed to offer the highest comfort to the passenger
  • It has a rigid exterior shell that provides the passenger with more private space
  • It features an adjustable headrest, a folding armrest, an extendible leg rest, and has a dobule back pillow to ensure the most comfortable position for the spinal column. This pillow offers a massage function
  • Once the passenger has found the most comfortable position, this can be recorded in the seat
  • Individual compartments for drinks, shoes and other personal items
  • Also an adjustable intensity reading light with a privacy separator panel and a night lighting in the lower side of the seat


The Business Plus Class includes an advance technological equipment


  • Laptop connection port
  • Satellite telephone
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • A 10.4-inch touch screen from which passengers can enjoy an “on demand” video and audio entertainment system:
  • 15 audio and 26 video channels:

Interactive video games

Latest film releases

Flight data

Live images from the a camera situated on the tail of the aircraft


World maps


The Business Plus Class cabin features a self-service bar where passengers can choose from a variety of drinks and snacks: sandwiches, nuts, pastry, cookies, fruits, chocolates, etc.


The catering service has been designed by the renowned Spanish chef, Sergi Arola, awarded with three Michelin stars and the Spanish National Gastronomy Award. Iberia has also commissioned the renowned pastry chef Francisco Torreblanca in this task. Some 70 different menus for lunch and dinner, and many more for breakfast and snacks, which will be served in accordance with the origin of each flight


The wines offered to Iberia’s Business Plus Class passengers have been selected from different Spanish wine regions. During this quarter, five of the best Spanish wines can be tasted: three red wines from the Rioja, Ribera del Duero and La Mancha areas, as well as two whites from Rueda and Penedés


Further details:


  • The Airbus A-340/600 is considered as one of the most modern commercial aircraft in the world
  • Iberia passengers can follow live images taken from a camera situated on the tail of the aircraft
  • The latest A340/600 aircraft have more freight capacity. It can start with 380 tonnes of freight, twice as much as the B747 Jumbo aircraft can carry



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