Articles Tagged ‘Vueling’

IAG considers bid for Norwegian; Gatwick would become bigger hub than Dublin; deal would strengthen market lead over Ryanair in Spain

IAG considers bid for Norwegian; Gatwick would become bigger hub than Dublin; deal would strengthen market lead over Ryanair in Spain

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced its interest in pursuing options for Norwegian. With this in mind, Jonathan Ford has looked to see where the LCC currently competes directly with IAG carriers, and how its network fits, plus strengthens, the IAG business model. 

Airbus and Boeing's productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing in February handed over 87 units between them in February, down from a total of 100 aircraft in the same month of 2017. While the result is not great, historic moments did occur in month two of this year, with Qatar Airways getting its first A350-100 and Ryanair picking up eight 737-800s. 

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it's S18 launches – Part II

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it’s S18 launches – Part II

Over 1,100 votes were cast to determine who the aviation world thinks crafted the best Arch of Triumph to mark the start of S18 ‒ with Bratislava Airport’s firefighters emerging as the victors. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Slovakian airport becomes the region’s 16th straight winner in the public votes where the […]


Vueling adds Spanish domestic double

Vueling adds Spanish domestic double

Vueling introduces new domestic links from A Coruña and Bilbao.

easyJet's biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

easyJet’s biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

With nearly 230,000 seats during its peak weeks, London Gatwick is easyJet’s biggest base – more than double the size of the LCC’s next largest hubs at Milan Malpensa, London Luton and Geneva. Marc Watkins gets under the skin of this +100-destination operation to reveal the bones of its recent growth, its typical daily flight […]

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.


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.

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

There were 13.07 million seats available on flights between France and Italy in 2017, down slightly from 13.10 million in 2016. In the latest of a series of features exploring country pairs in Europe, Nick Preston takes a closer look at trends in this market, including those related to the main airports, airlines and routes.

IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling's presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca's number one airline

IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling’s presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca’s number one airline

IAG has announced its intention to purchase NIKI as it seeks to enhance Vueling’s presence in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The former airberlin unit appears to be a perfect fit for this strategy, with most of its top airports being among Vueling’s leading destinations in the region, plus it gives IAG a foothold into a […]


Mexico City-Barcelona is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 540,000 searches; Aeromexico's next Euro route after Amsterdam?

Mexico City-Barcelona is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 540,000 searches; Aeromexico’s next Euro route after Amsterdam?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 540,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Mexico City and Barcelona ‒ but the route is unserved!? Aeromexico launched services to Amsterdam last year, but is yet to make any plans to start any further European flights – we […]

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria is Spain’s sixth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it becomes the nation’s third busiest, behind Madrid and Barcelona. We take a look at the airport’s traffic figures, its relatively flat traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Europe’s airports have gone three weeks without a win in the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition, as Asia wins two times on the bounce, following a win for Australasia in Week 44. Find out what score your airport needs to secure a last minute slot on this year’s leader board.