Articles Tagged ‘MAD’

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 […]

Singapore Airlines converts its Singapore – Manchester – Houston Intercontinental route to an A350 operation

Singapore Airlines converts its Singapore – Manchester – Houston Intercontinental route to an A350 operation

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Aruba celebrates the arrival of JetBlue Airways’ new connection from Fort Lauderdale while United Airlines toasts 25 years of serving Madrid. More news also from Cornwall Airport Newquay, Luxembourg, Sao Paulo Guarulhos and Manchester airports. 

World Routes 2019 host Adelaide heralds Route of the Week win for its first link to China; Tampa toasts its Cuban Cake of the Week success

World Routes 2019 host Adelaide heralds Route of the Week win for its first link to China; Tampa toasts its Cuban Cake of the Week success

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Delhi also celebrates with its Route of the Week award, given for Air India’s new connection to Madrid, while Flybe announces that it will start flying to London Heathrow from March. More news also from Stockholm Arlanda, Brussels, Östersund, Malaga, Brisbane and London Stansted airports. 


Beijing Capital Airlines tweaks Spanish operation

Beijing Capital Airlines tweaks Spanish operation

Beijing Capital Airlines now links Chengdu and Madrid with non-stop flights.

Air Europa stretches its Madrid long-haul network further

Air Europa stretches its Madrid long-haul network further

Air Europa adds two more Latin American cities to its Spanish capital hub.

Madrid celebrates Route of the Week for new Indian capital connection

Madrid celebrates Route of the Week for new Indian capital connection

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Budapest welcomes its 11 millionth passenger for 2016 while Prague celebrates the 25-year anniversary of El Al services from Tel Aviv. More news also from Savannah, Helsinki and St. Petersburg airports.


Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport’s growth has slowed down of late, while others around them like Amsterdam have continued to pile-up the high monthly traffic increases. We look at the hub’s passenger figures, its biggest carriers (any guesses?), routes and country markets to understand what is happening inside Germany’s busiest airport .

Arch of Triumph double winners on display

Arch of Triumph double winners on display

This week we have not one, but two Arch of Triumph certificate celebrations from previous winners in Marseille and Sarasota – both first-time victors. Who will join the roll-call of 2016 winners as the year draws to a close – will it be an FTWA newbie or an old-hand of this four-year-old competition?

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.


Air India celebrates India-Spain non-stop route

Air India celebrates India-Spain non-stop route

Air India introduces three times weekly flights between Delhi and Madrid.

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 […]

Iberia, Oslo Gardermoen, Manchester and Singapore all celebrate their industry-recognised anna.aero Route of the Week awards

Iberia, Oslo Gardermoen, Manchester and Singapore all celebrate their industry-recognised anna.aero Route of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Lufthansa launches flights to Funchal from Frankfurt while Ryanair celebrates its newest route from Trieste. More news also from Bordeaux, Durban, Malta and Manchester airports as well as Alliance Airways.