Iberia Airlines

Iberia is the national flag carrier of Spain.

The airline is based in Mardrid's Barajas Airport, and routes include various European, American, Asian and African destinations, as well as regional destinations serviced by the airline's regional arm, Iberia Regional, which is operated in terms of an agreement between the carrier and Air Nostrum.

Iberia also serves a number of South American destinations, and is the only European airline to offer flights to these destinations, making it the automatic choice for various European travellers to South America.

The airline offers flights from Johannesburg to Madrid, as well as flights from Johannesburg to Barcelona.

In 2010, Iberia merged with British Airways to form International Airlines Group (IAG), and the joint entity is the world's 3rd largest commercial airline. Iberia holds 45% of the newly formed company.

Iberia has been facing severe financial difficulties, and the possibility of downsizing its operations has resulted in unhappiness among its staff whose jobs are at risk if the airline downsizes.