Articles Tagged ‘Barcelona’

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?

Ryanair adds seven new summer destinations from Reus base (near Barcelona) but cuts winter capacity by 40%

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?

Asia, Europe and North America's top routes experience different levels of competition; Asia most competitive

Asia, Europe and North America’s top routes experience different levels of competition; Asia most competitive

How much competition is there on some of the world’s busiest routes? Which European route is still the busiest despite a 40% drop in traffic? And just how many carriers are there on India’s busiest domestic route?


easyJet exploiting Valentine’s day demand surge and MIPIM event in Cannes (Nice)

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchGood revenue management includes knowing how to exploit ‘special events’. We take a look at some fare data for easyJet between London Luton and Barcelona/Nice during some periods of particular interest.

Ryanair serves 50+ destinations and 5 million passengers from Girona base near Barcelona

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisRyanair only entered the Spanish market in 2002, but its Girona base now serves over 50 destinations. How rapidly has the network grown and which were the busiest routes in 2008? Which had the best (and worst) load factors?

UK-Barcelona grows five-fold in 15 years; LCCs dominate as BA and Iberia only serve London

nl201109-routev2-100.jpgTwenty years ago, BA and Iberia were dominant on UK-Barcelona flights while charter carriers served Girona. Now Ryanair dominates Girona flights while easyJet and other LCCs offer more flights than BA and Iberia.


Bullish US Airways sends Council to counsel 2nd Joint ACI EUROPE / anna.aero Network Planner’s Marketplace

Top StoryDespite last week’s transatlantic route cutbacks, US Airways has signified that it has not lost its appetite for long haul expansion with this week’s decision to send Brian Council, manager international route planning, to Barcelona later this month to deliver a key briefing to the European airports community.

Get networking: Start planning your joint propositions for new air services with MustMeet!

Lead Storyanna.aero’s latest air service development initiative – “Airport Exchange at Airport Exchange” – aims to get airports talking to each other so that they can develop joint route propositions. The scheme gets underway in a matter of days at the 2nd Joint ACI EUROPE/anna.aero Network Planners Marketplace in Barcelona hosted by Aena Spanish airports. We are pleased to announce that MustMeet online networking is now available to schedule your meeting with other registered delegates.

‘New Vueling’ will operate over 90 routes; over half of all flights on Spanish domestic routes

Article Thumbnail: Lead Storyclickair has now been integrated with Vueling to create Europe’s third largest genuine LCC. But which are its busiest airports (after Barcelona), busiest routes and on which 17 routes did the two former rivals compete head-to-head?


Passengers increasingly let the train take the strain in Spain (on Madrid – Barcelona route)

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisMadrid to Barcelona was once the world’s busiest airport-pair but the emergence of a high-speed rail alternative last year has impacted traffic. By how much? And how have the competing airlines adjusted capacity?

Vueling trims fleet by one-third; Ibiza becomes summer focus

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAs Vueling is about to merge with former local rival clickair we look at how the airline’s network has evolved in recent times. Drastic cutbacks were made last year but which airports suffered most? Which countries has the airline studiously avoided and what’s happening in Ibiza this summer?

Merged clickair + Vueling will fly to 50 airports; 17 routes to lose a competitor

Logo: Merged clickAir + Vueling will fly to 50 airports; 17 routes to lose a competitorBarcelona-based Spanish LCCs clickair and Vueling have finally announced their long awaited engagement. What does this mean for routes from Barcelona? At which other airports will the combined force have a major presence? Which routes will lose a competitor?