Articles Tagged ‘Vueling’

Airbus and Boeing match on single-aisle unit deliveries in March; US manufacturer outshines European counterpart in wide-body market

Airbus and Boeing match on single-aisle unit deliveries in March; US manufacturer outshines European counterpart in wide-body market

Having delivered 100 aircraft in February, Airbus and Boeing upped their games in March by handing over 136 aircraft, an improvement rate of 36% when compared to the month before. While both manufacturers matched single-aisle unit deliveries in March, Boeing handed over 12 more wide-body variants, therefore increasing its lead in the 2017 delivery race […]

Riga Airport welcomes its 60 millionth passenger

Riga Airport welcomes its 60 millionth passenger

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Brussels Airport celebrates with Belgium’s national carrier the start of flights between Brussels and Mumbai, while Vueling celebrates its five year anniversary at Brest. More news also from St. Petersburg and Munich airports. 

Vueling passes 100 million passenger mark from Barcelona; serves over 120 destinations in S17, 20 fewer than in S16 as Germany, UK see cuts

Vueling passes 100 million passenger mark from Barcelona; serves over 120 destinations in S17, 20 fewer than in S16 as Germany, UK see cuts

Now part of IAG, Vueling has been operating from Barcelona since July 2004. We look at the LCC’s rate of growth from the airport, network development, seasonality and leading country markets. Plus which routes have been dropped (and added) since last summer.


Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast in Northern Ireland is served by two airports – City and International. Last year the two combined welcomed a record number of passengers, with it being the first year since 2002 to see traffic grow at a double-digit rate. We take a closer look at the city’s traffic growth and how it is split between […]

Tallinn-Malaga is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 155,000 searches; Ryanair's next Nordic newcomer?

Tallinn-Malaga is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 155,000 searches; Ryanair’s next Nordic newcomer?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the past 12 months nearly 155,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tallinn and Malaga ‒ but the route is unserved!? Both Ryanair and Norwegian have the market credentials to make this work, but who will get there first?

Barcelona-Bangkok is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 1.1m searches; a tempting return for Thai or one for newcomer LEVEL?

Barcelona-Bangkok is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 1.1m searches; a tempting return for Thai or one for newcomer LEVEL?

After last week’s 1.4m London to Kochi potential Unserved Route of the Week, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has unearthed another whopper, with 1.1m potential travellers searching on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Barcelona and Bangkok. With Spain lacking any direct service to Thailand, surely this is too tempting for Thai Airways to ignore before LEVEL rises […]


LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

Well we have been waiting for it for months, but finally IAG announced to the world LEVEL, its new low-cost long-haul airline to be based in Barcelona with two A330-200s from June. Initially serving four transatlantic routes, we take a look at capacity ‘levels’ of the competition in Spain and across Europe.

Europe’s PELOCO5 carriers drop almost 200 routes for S17; Ryanair and Vueling drop most, easyJet and Wizz Air fewest

Europe’s PELOCO5 carriers drop almost 200 routes for S17; Ryanair and Vueling drop most, easyJet and Wizz Air fewest

Europe’s biggest LCCs are not afraid to drop underperforming routes. But some of them do it rather more than others, at least this summer. We look at some of the more notable route suspensions and compare the number of droppings with the number of routes started.

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

We reveal the top 15 airlines this summer (S17 season) as measured by most routes operated, most country markets served and most airports served. Not surprisingly some airlines appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?


SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS announced this week that it is planning to open new bases in London and Spain. anna.aero takes a closer look at the airline’s operations to the UK capital and Spain, and establishes what it thinks the airline is planning for its first non-Scandinavian bases. 

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport last year welcomed over 44 million passengers through its two terminals, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. With such spectacular growth, and Norwegian and IAG preparing to battle it out in the low-cost long-haul market from the hub, we take a closer look to see why this Spanish hot-spot is getting […]

Airlines started 3,000+ new routes in 2016; Ryanair back on top beating easyJet and Wizz Air as Euro and US (U)LCCs dominate

Airlines started 3,000+ new routes in 2016; Ryanair back on top beating easyJet and Wizz Air as Euro and US (U)LCCs dominate

We have analysed our New Route Database to reveal the startling statistics for 2016 – including whether Airbus or Boeing aircraft started more new routes. We reveal the top 20 airlines for new routes last year, and the top 15 country markets. We also look ahead to 2017 for which we already know about 1,150 […]