Articles Tagged ‘Madrid’

Air Europa competes directly with Iberia on 80% of routes from Madrid

Air Europa competes directly with Iberia on 80% of routes from Madrid

With such strong competition with Iberia – on 45 of 56 routes – the acquisition of Air Europa by IAG is all about dominance at Madrid.

Ryanair expects to operate 1,615 routes this summer

Ryanair expects to operate 1,615 routes this summer

95% of Ryanair seats are due to touch the UK, Spain, and Italy this coming summer – up from 78% in pre-coronavirus summer 2019.

<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> Billund welcomed two new routes during coronavirus

Routes Reconnected: Billund welcomed two new routes during coronavirus

Munich, Zurich, Barcelona, and Madrid all “have great potential” from Billund, airport’s management tells us, including strong business demand.


Blue Air announces 12 routes from Cluj-Napoca for 2021

Blue Air announces 12 routes from Cluj-Napoca for 2021

Romania’s Blue Air has revealed 12 routes from Cluj-Napoca.  Five will have direct competition, five indirect, and two none.

Wizz Air’s most profitable airports revealed using RDC’s Apex platform

Wizz Air’s most profitable airports revealed using RDC’s Apex platform

We look at Wizz Air’s most profitable airports. Two of its big airports aren’t in its most-profitable list, while others punch well above their weight.

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?