Starting in the summer season 2020, Iberia will launch of a new route from Madrid to Washington, DC. — Iberia’s eighth U.S. destination.

Iberia is scheduling non-stop flights up to five times per week between the U.S. capital and Spain’s capital. Flights will be operated by Iberia’s A330-300s which has a  capacity to carry up to 292 people, 29 in business class, 21 in premium economy and 242 in economy seats.

The new route is intended to meet the demand for corporate and premium travel, and to promote closer cultural ties and tourism in both cities. In the summer season 2020, Iberia will offer more than 68,000 seats on the route.

“Iberia is the 14th European carrier to join the Dulles International family, continuing the airport’s legacy of offering unparalleled connectivity from the National Capital Region to Europe and beyond,” said Yil Surehan, vice president of Airline Business Development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

From Madrid, Iberia flies to 33 destinations in Spain, including Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Malaga. Iberia also flies to 68 European cities and to seven cities in Africa. Iberia began flying to the U.S. in 1954.

Next summer season, Iberia will increase its capacity on its flights to San Juan in Puerto Rico by 55%, as it will operate up to one daily flight. The non-stop route from Madrid to San Francisco is scheduled to begin in early April and continue until late October –the entire summer season.