Articles Tagged ‘Madrid’

Madrid once more on track for 50 million passengers; Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian and Ryanair driving traffic growth

Madrid once more on track for 50 million passengers; Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian and Ryanair driving traffic growth

Spain’s busiest airport was also the fastest-growing airport among Europe’s top 10 in 2015. Traffic is up 8% in 2016. We look at traffic growth since 1997, the airport’s growing seasonality, its top airlines, routes and country markets.

Ryanair growing again in Madrid, its sixth biggest base; over 70 routes launched since 2006 but over 30 dropped

Ryanair growing again in Madrid, its sixth biggest base; over 70 routes launched since 2006 but over 30 dropped

Ryanair has its sixth biggest base at Europe’s sixth busiest airport. We reveal which routes have been started there since 2006, which routes have been dropped and when the airline’s operations peaked in Madrid.

Norwegian MADness; launches six new routes from Madrid Barajas Airport which becomes fifth Spanish base

Norwegian MADness; launches six new routes from Madrid Barajas Airport which becomes fifth Spanish base

While easyJet has scrapped its base in Madrid, Norwegian has decided to base two 737-800s there starting next June. We reveal what competition the airline will face.


easyJet's 39 dropped routes revealed; but 64 new routes mean capacity is still up almost 3% this summer

easyJet’s 39 dropped routes revealed; but 64 new routes mean capacity is still up almost 3% this summer

LCCs are notoriously ruthless when it comes to unprofitable routes, but tend to keep rather quiet about which routes get dropped, and when. This week in a new, regular feature we examine which are the latest routes to have failed easyJet’s route profitability criteria.

Why is easyJet closing its Madrid base?

Why is easyJet closing its Madrid base?

The announcement that easyJet plans to close its Madrid base (but still serve the airport from other bases) got anna.aero curious to see how the airline’s Madrid network has evolved and what competition it faces. We also spoke to Catherine Lynn, easyJet’s Group Commercial Director, on site in Madrid to find out more about the […]

Spanair collapse good for the routes of Vueling, Air Europa and Iberia, bad for Star Alliance

Spanair collapse good for the routes of Vueling, Air Europa and Iberia, bad for Star Alliance

Spanair’s much publicised bankruptcy has left Star Alliance without a Spanish carrier, but which member now has the biggest Spanish presence? Which airlines competed on Spanair’s top routes? And which route announcements had Spanair’s main competitor already made that targeted the weak airline?


Iberia's focus on Latin American routes quantified; USA bigger than domestic market from Madrid by ASKs

Iberia’s focus on Latin American routes quantified; USA bigger than domestic market from Madrid by ASKs

Following our recent examination of British Airways our attention now turns to fellow IAG member Iberia. How important is its Madrid hub? Which are the leading country markets from Madrid? And the leading routes (by ASKs)? And which new destinations have been added recently?

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?