Airport traffic data for June suggests that passenger demand picked up compared with May in four of the five leading European country markets (and we don’t know about Italy yet because we haven’t got any data). But which countries saw the biggest improvement in June?
¡Route Fiesta! Every Aena airport – 42 across mainland Spain, the islands, and North African territories – now has a listing in anna.aero’s Route Shop, bringing 1,022 Spanish routes to the online route marketing superstore which now has 2,955 routes advertised by 217 airports with a further 23 airports from around the world on backlog.
Santander, Spain’s fastest-growing airport, breaks the million mark; traffic up 21% thanks to Ryanair’s 38% growth
The name may be synonymous with banking these days but how has Santander’s airport traffic varied in the last decade? Which new routes have been started since 2010 and which were the leading routes in terms of passenger numbers in 2011?
Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats
Spain is where Ryanair is growing the fastest. Its newest two aircraft base at Seville sees it competing with which carriers on which routes? And which destinations served this summer are not being operated this winter?
Ryanair starts Barcelona base to take on Vueling; Iberia dominant only in Madrid; airberlin still rules in Palma
Ryanair started Barcelona El Prat operations this week as it took another step towards dethroning Iberia as the leading airline in Spain. Which carriers are number one at other Spanish airports and how quickly are Spanish airports growing this year?
Seville is latest Ryanair base in Spain; network will expand from current 18 destinations to 29 this winter
Seville benefits from Ryanair’s decision to move capacity out of the UK and Ireland. Two based aircraft will help the airline increase its network to 29 destinations this winter. When did Ryanair first serve Seville and how has its traffic grown there?
Ryanair takes another step towards overhauling Iberia as Spain’s number one airline with the opening of another Spanish base. Which new destinations have been added and who will Ryanair compete with head-to-head from Spain’s fourth busiest airport?
Low-cost rivalry hots up in Barcelona; Ryanair launches El Prat base with five aircraft and 20 routes from September
It’s tried North Barcelona (Girona) and South Barcelona (Reus) but now it’s time to take on Vueling, Spanair and easyJet at Barcelona’s main airport. How has Iberia’s influence waned at the airport and which carriers is Ryanair targeting?
Ciudad Real welcomes first international scheduled flight; Ryanair to serve London Stansted three times per week
Spain’s biggest private airport greeted its first Ryanair flight last week and anna.aero was on board. Which other airlines and routes have been operated from the airport serving the La Mancha region of central Spain?
Malaga opens Terminal 3 to double capacity; Ryanair to establish base in June; UK market dominance decreasing
Spain’s fourth busiest airport (after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma) has a lovely new terminal to help stimulate growth, but how seasonal is demand? Which are the leading airlines and which are the top country destinations?
Ryanair adds seven new summer destinations from Reus base (near Barcelona) but cuts winter capacity by 40%
Ryanair’s other Barcelona base (after Girona) has seen dramatic growth at the expense of load factors in 2009. Winter capacity has been cut dramatically to raise load factors but which new destinations will be added this summer?