Articles Tagged ‘BCN’

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport last year welcomed over 44 million passengers through its two terminals, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. With such spectacular growth, and Norwegian and IAG preparing to battle it out in the low-cost long-haul market from the hub, we take a closer look to see why this Spanish hot-spot is getting […]

Delhi shows off its certificate for its second win of 2016

Delhi shows off its certificate for its second win of 2016

Ignore what we said last week – there is still another week of competition after this one, for those FTWAs celebrating the start of routes in what remains of 2016. Take a look at these offerings from six airports from around the world, including entrants from Africa, Australasia, Europe and North America.

LATAM Airlines launches its second route to Barcelona

LATAM Airlines launches its second route to Barcelona

LATAM Airlines links Lima with Barcelona – joins existing flights to Sao Paulo Guarulhos. 


Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route

Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route

Air Europa is Spain’s fourth largest airline based on weekly seats and frequencies, but the main competitor to Iberia in terms of long-haul operations. We take a look at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest bases and where its most important routes are, when measured by ASKs.

Funchal Airport traffic up 13.4% for the first three quarters of 2016; on course for three million; Lufthansa arrival opens global connectivity

Funchal Airport traffic up 13.4% for the first three quarters of 2016; on course for three million; Lufthansa arrival opens global connectivity

Funchal Airport is the main gateway to the island of Madeira, and for the first nine months of this year the airport has welcomed just shy of 2.3 million passengers. With an average monthly increase so far this year of over 13%, up from 5.3% for the same period in 2015, the airport is poised […]

Norwegian’s magic new route number is 10

Norwegian’s magic new route number is 10

Norwegian adds 10 new routes, including a new long-haul offering from Oslo Gardermoen to Las Vegas.


Valencia-Budapest is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 100,000 annual searches; Ryanair’s 411th route in Spain??

Valencia-Budapest is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 100,000 annual searches; Ryanair’s 411th route in Spain??

Ryanair has told anna.aero that demand for 100,000 potential passengers is the perfect number for it to consider a new route. So it seems highly meaningful that Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has discovered that in the last 12 months 100,000 would-be travellers searched the flight comparison site for flights between Valencia and Budapest ‒ but the […]

Singapore, Schiphol and JFK top the international hubs in Asia, Europe and North America; Miami shows biggest improvement

Singapore, Schiphol and JFK top the international hubs in Asia, Europe and North America; Miami shows biggest improvement

New York JFK is the fifth busiest airport in North America, but when it comes to international capacity amongst the region’s top 10, it has the highest share of weekly seats. Find out where the world’s biggest airports rank when international and domestic capacity is evaluated at each.

Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling has grown its network from fewer than 100 routes to almost 400 in the space of just six years. We reveal those routes that were dropped this summer across the airline’s network of 156 airports. A total of 42 airports were involved.


Ryanair opens Sofia base

Ryanair opens Sofia base

Ryanair launches 15 routes from Sofia as it opens its first Bulgarian base – a third of the new routes compete directly with Wizz Air.

Leak of the Week: American Airlines boosts its S17 European network

Leak of the Week: American Airlines boosts its S17 European network

Having had a year off, launching no new European services in S16, anna.aero can exclusively reveal expansion is back on the agenda for American Airlines in S17, as the oneworld carrier looks to begin Dallas/Fort Worth to Amsterdam and Rome Fiumicino, as well as Chicago O’Hare to Barcelona.

30-Second Interview - Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian

30-Second Interview – Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford caught up with the CEO of Europe’s third largest LCC to discuss why Barcelona is the next European hub for transatlantic flights. Ford was also intrigued to find out why the carrier’s New York service from the Spanish airport will operate into Newark and not JFK, its current New York […]