Articles Tagged ‘MAD’

Caracas and CONVIASA command Venezuelan market; Airlines cutting services due to currency crisis

Caracas and CONVIASA command Venezuelan market; Airlines cutting services due to currency crisis

On the Chinese President’s South American tour this month and a potential bolt-hole for notorious sports stars, Venezuela is often in the headlines. anna.aero takes a look at this oil-rich country’s biggest serving airlines.

Norwegian gets going on Gatwick long-haul

Norwegian gets going on Gatwick long-haul

Norwegian starts 787 operations from London Gatwick to New York JFK, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Links Madrid and Malta too.

Iberia re-starts Madrid to Amsterdam, but under Iberia Express banner

Iberia re-starts Madrid to Amsterdam, but under Iberia Express banner

Iberia re-introduces Madrid to Amsterdam operation after a near 18-month break.


Avianca’s traffic grows by 6.6% in 2013; resumes Heathrow operations

Avianca’s traffic grows by 6.6% in 2013; resumes Heathrow operations

The oldest commercial carrier in Latin America, Avianca has been growing impressively in recent years, following the integration of TACA Airlines’ operations. As the Star Alliance member is now serving a total of 54 destinations worldwide, anna.aero investigates how dominant Avianca is at Bogota and which is its top country market this summer.

First ever Heathrow FTWA for Avianca launch – but is it any good??

First ever Heathrow FTWA for Avianca launch – but is it any good??

Included in this week’s bumper offering of 21 FTWAs are five from airports welcoming TAP Portugal, plus two, four tender FTWAs. It is also includes the first ever effort from one of the world’s most significant airports – London Heathrow – which might be an airport global leader, but how will it match up in […]

Air Europa serves Miami again after two-year break

Air Europa serves Miami again after two-year break

Air Europa continues to build its Madrid hub with new domestic and international connections.


London secures its first ever FTWA success

London secures its first ever FTWA success

Can you guess which of the seven commercial airports in London (we’re including London Oxford in this) is to gain the accolade of being the first to win an ‘Arch of Triumph’ award. Please don’t write in with the answers, just read on.

United Airlines adds a dozen new routes including Chengdu

United Airlines adds a dozen new routes including Chengdu

United Airlines launches seven new domestic routes and five new international routes.

Norwegian opens Madrid base with five routes

Norwegian opens Madrid base with five routes

Following the opening of its Madrid base, Norwegian operates flights to Hamburg, Helsinki, Oslo Gardermoen, Stockholm Arlanda and Warsaw Chopin from the Spanish capital, utilising its 737-800s.


Norwegian adds four new routes in four days

Norwegian adds four new routes in four days

Norwegian starts four new routes from Oslo Gardermoen and Madrid to Los Angeles, CA, Oakland, CA, Orlando, FL and London Gatwick, using its 787-8s as well as 737-800s.

Bolivia’s capacity increases by 27% in 2013; Boliviana de Aviacion commands 50% of weekly seats

Bolivia’s capacity increases by 27% in 2013; Boliviana de Aviacion commands 50% of weekly seats

Rich in mineral and energy resources and for being the home of Marco Antonio Etcheverry (the greatest Bolivian footballer player nicknamed “El Diablo”), Bolivia is also a South American aviation hot-spot, having seen its gateways offering a combined total of 4.4 million one-way seats in 2013. As the state-owned flag carrier, Boliviana de Aviacion commands […]

Fifth annual Euro ANNIEs (Part II). germanwings gains two Euro ANNIEs airline awards; surprisingly it’s a no-show from Ryanair

Fifth annual Euro ANNIEs (Part II). germanwings gains two Euro ANNIEs airline awards; surprisingly it’s a no-show from Ryanair

Not one award, but two. It’s all smiles in Cologne as germanwings’ network planning team grab two 2014 Euro ANNIEs. Norwegian and Air Lituanica join the celebrations.