Articles Tagged ‘MAD’

Norwegian ups its European and transatlantic presence

Norwegian ups its European and transatlantic presence

Norwegian adds Chicago O’Hare to its network and also launches three intra-European routes. 

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines begins new services from China to Brussels, London, Madrid and Mexcio.

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

The available capacity between France and Spain increased by 5.2% in 2017, with the number of two-way seats passing 14.33 million. The market has now experienced healthy growth for the past four years. Nick Preston examines recent trends in this country pair, including the largest airlines, airports and routes.


Ryanair calls time on Glasgow where it is currently the third biggest airline; more than one aircraft being lost as 19 routes are poised to close

Ryanair calls time on Glasgow where it is currently the third biggest airline; more than one aircraft being lost as 19 routes are poised to close

Ryanair has confirmed that it will close its Glasgow base for W18/19, leaving just Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick as bases in Scotland. The airline stated APD as part of the reason for the closure, but schedules indicate that Glasgow was more of an operational challenge for the airline. Jonathan Ford discovers more. 

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.


Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

There were more than 32.2 million seats available between Germany and Spain in 2017, up from 31.4 million the previous year. The market has now experienced five consecutive years of growth, after an inconsistent start to the decade. Nick Preston takes a closer look at this country pair to reveal its top network trends in […]

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017, an 8.8% increase on 2016, making last year the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history. anna.aero has took a further look into Edinburgh’s growth to discover which airlines have expanded the most to allow this Scottish success story to happen.  

Arch of Triumph 2018 launched – the sixth year of the global airport new route marketing competition

Arch of Triumph 2018 launched – the sixth year of the global airport new route marketing competition

The 2018 Arch of Triumph – our sixth year of competition – is underway. With North America breaking the European hold on this illustrious airport marketing award by taking last year’s title, can another global region take the crown in 2018? With five entries from two regions this week, namely Europe and South America, see […]


easyJet opens its second Berlin base

easyJet opens its second Berlin base

easyJet commences operations at Berlin Tegel with an initial 13 routes.

Quito gains new Madrid and Frankfurt links; traffic dropped 9.4% in 2016 to 4.9 million passengers; host city of Routes Americas 2018

Quito gains new Madrid and Frankfurt links; traffic dropped 9.4% in 2016 to 4.9 million passengers; host city of Routes Americas 2018

Quito will play host to some 800 delegates in mid-February for the 11th annual Routes Americas conference. The capital of Ecuador is on a high at the moment with a second Madrid connection thanks to Air Europa, while Condor will add Frankfurt from Q3 2018. However, the ventures come after several years of decline.

Air Europa enters Ecuadorian capital

Air Europa enters Ecuadorian capital

Air Europa starts its 15th service to Central and South America.