Iberia will resume flights to Cuban capital Havana in June, following a two-year hiatus, and is also set to add two new long-haul destinations in Colombia.

The IAG-owned carrier will operate five times weekly from Madrid to Havana from 1 June and thrice-weekly triangular services linking the Spanish capital with Colombian cities Medellin and Cali from 3 July.

The flights will be operated using Airbus A330s fitted with new interiors and flatbed seats.

Flightglobal's Innovata schedules show that the Spanish flag carrier will compete with Air Europa, Cubana and Evelop Airlines on services to Havana and with Avianca on the Madrid-Medellin/Cali routes. Iberia already operates to the Colombian capital Bogota.

"The changes made in Iberia in the past several months allow us not only to return to Cuba, but to operate new flights to new destinations in Latin America, such as Cali and Medellin," says Iberia chief executive Luis Gallego.

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