Articles Tagged ‘GRO’

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?

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 30 January - Tuesday 9 February)

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 30 January – Tuesday 9 February)

A busy 10 days to look back on with almost 50 new routes launched. Countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finnland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US.

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.

AENA airport traffic down just 5% in Q3; Madrid reports growth in September

Market TrendsWhat’s been happening at Spanish airports during the last six month? Which airports grew during the third quarter and which (if any) have reported growth across all of 2009? And how has HSR impacted MAD-BCN traffic?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 26 September – Friday 2 October):

Route NewsQuite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.


Spanish airport traffic down 5% in Q3 2008;
MAD-BCN air traffic down 35% due to HSR

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSpain’s airports saw traffic fall significantly during the third quarter. Which airports have suffered most and which still managed to report growth? What impact is the high-speed rail link between Spain’s two biggest cities having on air travel demand?

New routes launched during the last week
Saturday 27 September – Friday 3 October

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes are provided by Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, Kingfisher Red and Ryanair. The PR departments at easyJet (five new routes) and IndiGo (four new routes) have been kept busiest. We also report on the start of a new airline, GeorgiaSkies.

New routes launched during the last week:
Saturday 13 September – Friday 19 September

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefNews, photos and analysis of new routes started this week. Among the new routes, Aeroflot has brought back its daily service between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Khabarovsk, Allegiant Air has introduced a twice-weekly flight from Las Vegas to Casper, Jet Airways has added four new destinations on its route map: Pune, Visakhapatnam, Goa and Muscat. Wizz Air has moved its service from Sofia to Barcelona, serving Girona and Cimber air has launched four daily flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus.


Spain: Girona leads the way with 40% growth in 2008

Spain: Girona leads the way with 40% growth in 2008Spain’s airports continue to enjoy impressive growth even in 2008 with traffic up almost 8% in the first quarter. Girona leads the way while Ryanair’s new bases in Alicante and Valencia are also witnessing impressive growth. And which smaller airports have reported growth of more than 20%?

Ryanair passes 50 destination landmark at its Girona base

0802012_ryanair_01.gifRyanair more than doubled the number of routes it operates from Girona during 2007. Partly to counter Click Air’s expansion at Barcelona, Ryanair has responded and now has nine aircraft based at the Costa Brava airport. Which were its busiest routes last year and which had the best (and worst) load factors? We reveal all!