1992 fue el año de la Expo de Sevilla y los JJOO de Barcelona. Iberia fue patrocinador y transportista oficial de ambos eventos, pero nada de eso aparece en esta aburridísima portada de este horario de 1991, con una foto de Sevilla sin más explicaciones ...
Spain was hosting two major events in 1992: the Universal Exposition at Seville and also the Olympic games at Barcelona. Iberia was the official carrier and one of the sponsors for both of them, yet this indredibly dull and boring 1991 cover has nothing but a tiny photograph of Seville...
This is a more interesting promo insert, introducing the Santo Domingo hub. It was used as an intermediate stop for some longhauld flights (such as Lima or Quito) and also some DC-9 were flown to a numer of Central American and Caribbean destinations. This is also the only mention to the Expo 92 in the whole timetable.
"New procedures for passengers travelling domestic legs on some international flights" : This is something reminding how travelling was before the Schengen era. Passengers on some domestic flights whose origin or destination was not a Spanish airport had to (de)board their flight in the international terminal and show appropiate ID... (there was no need for it in domestic flights at the time)
En esta época empezaba a volar Binter Mediterráneo (AX): en este ejemplo se puede ver como Aviaco (AO) volaba a Melilla con sus Fokker 27.
Binter Mediterráneo (AX) was starting operations when this timetable was published; Aviaco (AO) was still flying to Melilla with the Fokker 27.
Some more examples from the inside; Iberia was flying to Tokyo via Moscow or Bangkok. Also, the schedules of the former South American airlines in the Group were listed.
These two pages list the schedules at the Santo Domingo hub. Also Viasa and Aerolineas Argentinas flew there.
publicamos hace casi un año:
The Winter 1991/92 timetable had a similar cover to this other "grupo Iberia" timetable I published almost a year ago:
A brief introduction about the "grupo Iberia" was inside; also, for the first time in some years, the Iberia timetable included maps with their destinations around the world; European and African coverage were quite limited and the main asset was the destinations in the Americas, as would be expected; Australia and New Zealand were covered by Aerolineas Argentinas.
La operación en Caracas, como ejemplo de la integración ( o falta de ella) entre las aerolíneas del Grupo; básicamente, Viasa conservó intacta su red, incluyendo sus operaciones en Europa; Iberia compartía código en los vuelos a Tenerife y Santiago de Compostela:
As an example of (lack of) integration between the group members, here are the schedule of the Caracas flights; Viasa kept its network untouched, including the Europe routes. Iberia codeshared on the Tenerife and Santiago de Compostela flights.
Los vuelos a Centroamérica con los DC-9 salían de Miami, un destino clave para las aerolíneas sudamericanas del grupo. El hub de Miami fue cerrado en 2004, principalmente por los retrasos y problemas debidos a los trámites de tránsito en los EEUU después del 11S, pero también porque se buscaba operar estos vuelos en código compartido con otras aerolíneas.
The Santo Domingo hub had been scaled down, since Iberia had been allowed to open a mini hub at Miami airport. (it was the first foreign airline which was allowed such a privilege). Miami was a key destination for the South American partners and the DC-9 flew from there to destinations in Central America. Santo Domingo was still used as an intermediate stop and some DC-9 regional flights, though.The Miami hub closed down in 2004, mostly because of the cumbersome transit procedures enforced by US migration officers after the September 11th, 2001, which often caused delays and some passengers were not allowed to board. Another reason was that the flights could be operated by partner airlines as codeshares.
The central pages were all about the "Iberia Plus" frequent flyer program, which at the time was only one year (or less) old.
- Iberia MIA hub (airliners.net)