In 1958, Iberia was proud of its flagship, the Lockheed Super Constellation, as depicted on this timetable cover. It was the fastest and most powerful airliner at the time. It also was, however, the most expensive aircraft, and it suffered technical faults quite often, but owning these planes made Iberia one of the top players in the global market at the time. It was used in long haul routes to New York and South America:
If we take a look at the 1958 route map, domestic routes (including flights to the Canaries and to the Spanish colonial dependencies in Western Africa) where pretty much the same as those operated by LAPE during the Spanish Second Republic years. Also, European services were rather limited and they were jointly operated with other European carriers such as BEA, Lufthansa or Air France. DC-3, DC-4 and Convair Metropolitan were the aircrafts used.
Algunas páginas del interior / Some inner pages :
Los cuadros de tarifas, con precios diferentes para los residentes en España (páginas rosas)
Fare tables, showing different prices for Spanish residents (pink pages)
|Un Super Constellation de Iberia en 1958 en Nueva York|
An Iberia Super Constellation at New York, 1958. (John F.Ciesla / airliners.net)