Articles Tagged ‘MAD’

Malaga Airport could hit 19 million passengers in 2017 if growth continues; Ryanair leading carrier as it sets sights on four million

Malaga Airport could hit 19 million passengers in 2017 if growth continues; Ryanair leading carrier as it sets sights on four million

Malaga is Spain’s fourth largest airport, with it welcoming close to 16.7 million passengers in 2016. Last year saw the airport record its first double-digit growth this decade, with traffic up by nearly 16%. We take a closer look at the rise of this Mediterranean hot-spot as it gets set for another double-digit year.

Granada-Frankfurt is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Lufthansa's next hub link??

Granada-Frankfurt is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Lufthansa’s next hub link??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 30,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Granada and Frankfurt ‒ but the route is unserved!? Lufthansa currently serves 10 Spanish destinations from its main hub – will Granada become #11??

Air Europa adds US destination #3

Air Europa adds US destination #3

Air Europa makes Boston its third US route from Spanish capital.


Cobalt prepares to go long-haul; anna.aero visits Cyprus' leading airline as it gets ready to enter its second year of operations

Cobalt prepares to go long-haul; anna.aero visits Cyprus’ leading airline as it gets ready to enter its second year of operations

Cobalt first started operations on 7 July 2016. It now operates six aircraft to 16 destinations in Europe and the Middle East. As Cobalt enters its second year of operations, anna.aero paid a visit to the carrier in Larnaca to find out more about one of Europe’s newest airlines, and its future plans including its […]

airBaltic makes it back to Madrid

airBaltic makes it back to Madrid

airBaltic returns on the 2,689-kilometre sector from Riga to the Spanish capital.

Milan Bergamo firefighters show-off giant Arch of Triumph certificate

Milan Bergamo firefighters show-off giant Arch of Triumph certificate

Milan Bergamo’s firefighters now have three Arch of Triumph certificates on the fire station walls – having won previously in June 2014 and December 2015. The Italian airport is clearly not going to settle with that tally, as it has another entry this week. See if it manages to secure back-to-back wins.


Norwegian serves 60+ destinations from Copenhagen; routes to Spain and US account for over half of all ASKs; Oakland is newest destination

Norwegian serves 60+ destinations from Copenhagen; routes to Spain and US account for over half of all ASKs; Oakland is newest destination

For Norwegian, Copenhagen is its third biggest base after Oslo and Stockholm. Since 2009 the network has expanded from 20 to over 60 routes. We reveal how the network has grown, the leading routes in S17 by ASKs and biggest country markets by seats.

Ryanair announces connecting flights and that it will sell Air Europa long-haul flights as part of its 'Always Getting Better' programme

Ryanair announces connecting flights and that it will sell Air Europa long-haul flights as part of its ‘Always Getting Better’ programme

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Miami Airport hosts Japan Airlines as it advances its efforts to increase non-stop connectivity to Asia, while Frontier Airlines celebrates two million passengers from Cincinnati. More news also from Kirkwall Airport and Routes as it announces a new partnership for this year’s World Routes in Barcelona.  

Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany's fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany’s fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport in Germany last year welcomed 3.5 million passengers. However, with the impressive growth being seen already this year, it will easily top four million in 2017. We take a look at the trends behind the airport’s success, and what significant routes are launching later this year.   


UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

The UK-Spain market grew by 16% in 2016 to over 41 million passengers. In 2010 the number had dipped below 30 million. We reveal the top 15 airports in each country and their growth in 2016. Plus a look at the leading airlines in S17 and how fast they are growing.

Bilbao-Athens is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling's next Basque boost??

Bilbao-Athens is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling’s next Basque boost??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 110,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bilbao and Athens ‒ but the route is unserved!? With some of the biggest carriers at either end of the city pair being domestic players-only, this is a Parthenon-sized opportunity for Vueling or […]

Air Europa starts San Pedro Sula service

Air Europa starts San Pedro Sula service

Air Europa starts its first flights to Honduras; flies to second largest city.