Articles Tagged ‘Barcelona’

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

Italy again featured high in the airport prizes – Venice Marco Polo for the most new carriers, while Bari and Trapani both secured Traffic Growth Prizes. Moscow Domodedovo gained the Most New Routes, while Istanbul Atatürk and Schiphol share the valuable title for Most New Non-European Routes.

Ryanair pulls five aircraft from Girona as government deal falls through; 18 routes to be axed, 17 reduced

Ryanair pulls five aircraft from Girona as government deal falls through; 18 routes to be axed, 17 reduced

This morning, Ryanair announced it is pulling five aircraft from Girona, but how has the base developed lately? How dominant is Ryanair at the Spanish airport? And which routes are affected by the new move?

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

While tourism takes a turn for the worse in neighbouring Tunisia, Libya will welcome more flights from Western Europe this summer. But which routes are already served and which non-Libyan airlines are already present in the country?


Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Spain’s high-speed rail network is growing. How big is the current air market between Madrid and Valencia and how much is it likely to suffer? We take a look at what has happened previously on other HSR links such as Madrid – Barcelona and Paris – Strasbourg.

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe's major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe’s major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

With 10 months of data for 2010 we take a closer look at how Europe’s top 16 airports have performed year-on-year. Which is the only one not to have grown in any month so far this year? And which two airports just escaped this fate thanks to October growth?

The great anna.aero European domestic fare comparison; 30 routes in seven countries on seven city-pairs compared

The great anna.aero European domestic fare comparison; 30 routes in seven countries on seven city-pairs compared

We compare day return air fares for this week and next February across seven European countries and see if LCCs are really that much cheaper than legacy carriers. Which route has the cheapest fares and which airline is the most expensive?


Vueling now carrying 11 million passengers per annum; Barcelona now a proper hub; Ciudad Real new for winter

Vueling now carrying 11 million passengers per annum; Barcelona now a proper hub; Ciudad Real new for winter

The ‘new’ Vueling operates a fleet of 37 A320s but how seasonal is demand? Which are the airline’s busiest country markets and what is unusual about its UK flights? Which new routes are being started this winter?

Ryanair starts Barcelona base to take on Vueling; Iberia dominant only in Madrid; airberlin still rules in Palma

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?

Low-cost rivalry hots up in Barcelona; Ryanair launches El Prat base with five aircraft and 20 routes from September

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?


New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets

New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets

As Star Alliance member Spanair has come under new controlling ownership, the airline changes network strategies and launches a large number of new routes this year. Which are Spanair’s new country markets? How important is the domestic market? And what is going on with the airline’s old MD80s?

Gothenburg's City Airline more than trebles fleet capacity; launches Mediterranean flights and expands regionally

Gothenburg’s City Airline more than trebles fleet capacity; launches Mediterranean flights and expands regionally

anna.aero has met with City Airline’s CEO and got some insight into the airline’s aggressive expansion. Which aircraft has the airline opted for and why? What have the load factors been like so far? Why is the airline launching short domestic routes? And which is the airline’s new leading country market?

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Several interesting route announcements from Belarus, Canada, Spain and the USA, plus some analysis on two airlines that stopped flying this week. One operated Jetstream 31s, the other Boeing 767s.