Articles Tagged ‘Madrid’
Unlike other Spanish airlines, Air Europa’s future ownership seems unlikely to change. Its fleet of over 40 aircraft carried almost 10 million passengers last year. Madrid is its biggest base and it operates several unusual routes to Central and South America.
From its charter roots in the late 80s Spanair has grown to become the second biggest airline at Spain’s two biggest airports. Last year owner SAS announced the airline was for sale. What will a new owner get for their money? We take a look at the airline’s network from its two biggest hubs.
Europe’s fastest growing major hub is home for Iberia. How much competition does Iberia face on its routes? On which destinations does it compete with four other carriers? Iberia’s strength is on routes to Latin America which represent half of Iberia’s ASKs at the airport. But where are the routes to Eastern Europe?
We take a look at 16 of Europe’s leading airports and examine how their traffic has been developing during 2007. Among the major hubs Madrid has had a fantastic year with 15% while Heathrow has struggled match its 2006 performance. Two Scandinavian hubs have seen only modest growth while Vienna is surging ahead thanks to SkyEurope.
The UK government has just revealed plans for a possible third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow. But will it be enough to keep London ahead of its euro hub rivals? Madrid is the fastest growing and Paris and Frankfurt have big plans too. We speculate as to who might reach the 100 million target first.
A new terminal and not one, but two new runways in 2006 gave Madrid’s airport a wonderful base for future development. The market has responded and easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling have all opened new bases there resulting in 14% growth in 2007. How big is the domestic market and which are the fastest growing routes? How dominant is Iberia?
Passengers have a choice of six airlines connecting the capitals of Spain and Italy, including three LCCs in Vueling, easyJet and Ryanair. Which is the cheapest and what impact does schedule quality play in pricing? Which of the legacy carriers has such a confusing website that fare data was impossible to collect?