Junkers Ju-390 Iberia

In 1947 the Spanish airline Iberia was looking for an airliner to replace the ageing Ju-52 aircraft operated since the early 1940's.
As the Allied powers refused to deal with the fascist Spanish government the turned to Germany.

Since the 1946 armistice the German aircraft industry had made a shift from military to civilian aircraft and the Junkers aircraft factory was busy promoting its Ju-290 and Ju-390 airliners.

Developed from the military transport version the Ju-390D was a airliner seating 50 people with a range long enough to cross the Atlantic non-stop.
Iberia bought ten of the aircraft which went into service in 1948 on the routes to South America.

Last updated: 07/12/2019