Articles Tagged ‘Spain’

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?

Santander, Spain's fastest-growing airport, breaks the million mark; traffic up 21% thanks to Ryanair's 38% growth

Santander, Spain’s fastest-growing airport, breaks the million mark; traffic up 21% thanks to Ryanair’s 38% growth

The name may be synonymous with banking these days but how has Santander’s airport traffic varied in the last decade? Which new routes have been started since 2010 and which were the leading routes in terms of passenger numbers in 2011?

UK international traffic up 5% in 2011; Spain up by over two million passengers, Estonian market grows by 150%

UK international traffic up 5% in 2011; Spain up by over two million passengers, Estonian market grows by 150%

UK airports have had a difficult year but international traffic is up 5%. Which markets have seen the biggest volume increase (and decrease) and which major markets have seen the highest growth in 2011? And who is responsible for the UK – Estonian market more than doubling this year?


Spain's airport growth driven by international traffic; Russia replaces Morocco in top 15 with almost 50% growth

Spain’s airport growth driven by international traffic; Russia replaces Morocco in top 15 with almost 50% growth

Spanish domestic traffic has barely grown in 2011, but international traffic is up over 11%. What growth has there been in the largest individual country markets in the first three-quarters of 2011, and which smaller country markets are growing fastest? Just how badly have the Egyptian and Tunisian markets been affected?

Spain, USA and Ireland lead way in May for biggest volume growth from UK airports; Egypt and Tunisia still struggling

Spain, USA and Ireland lead way in May for biggest volume growth from UK airports; Egypt and Tunisia still struggling

International traffic from UK airports actually grew by almost 8% in May. But which country markets have seen the biggest year-on-year growth in traffic volume? How much are Egypt and Tunisia still struggling to recover tourist demand, and which European country has seen traffic almost treble?

Eco-tax impacts German routes as Spain’s summer markets get off to strong start; Ryanair now clear #1 with 42% growth

Eco-tax impacts German routes as Spain’s summer markets get off to strong start; Ryanair now clear #1 with 42% growth

Using May data from AENA we take a closer look at the trends in the Spanish market. Which airlines, airports and country markets are growing, and which are shrinking? How quickly is Vueling catching Iberia and which airport’s traffic is down 40% year-on-year?


Ryanair makes Lanzarote its latest base; achieved 81% load factor in 2010; now serving 30 destinations this summer

Ryanair makes Lanzarote its latest base; achieved 81% load factor in 2010; now serving 30 destinations this summer

After 15 months of serving the Canary Island of Lanzarote, Ryanair is making it a base and adding 12 new routes this summer. How many passengers did it carry there in 2010 and what milestone should it reach in May? Which is the only destination to be served daily and what competition is there?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

Which are the leading intra-European international travel markets this summer? Which country-pairs are most dominated by carriers from just one of the countries? And which country-pairs have seen the biggest invasion of foreign airlines thanks to EU liberalisation?

Canary Islands traffic up 4.4% in 2010; Ryanair now basing aircraft there and leading foreign carrier at three airports

Canary Islands traffic up 4.4% in 2010; Ryanair now basing aircraft there and leading foreign carrier at three airports

The Canary Islands used to be considered ‘off-limits’ to LCCs due to the longer sector lengths involved, but in just three years Ryanair has emerged as the #1 airline at one of the airports. Which one? How many routes are being started this winter and in the coming summer season?


Air travel demand in Spain up 2.7% in 2010 despite winter strikes; Iberia still bigger than Ryanair with Vueling third

Air travel demand in Spain up 2.7% in 2010 despite winter strikes; Iberia still bigger than Ryanair with Vueling third

Despite difficult economic conditions many of Spain’s airports reported passenger growth in 2010. Which grew fastest and which saw the biggest traffic declines? Which are the top 10 airlines in the Spanish market and how fast are they growing?

Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Air traffic may have been grounded by an ATC strike this week but which country markets are showing the strongest growth in 2010? Which smaller country markets have doubled in size and which markets have shrunk and why?

Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats

Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats

Spain is where Ryanair is growing the fastest. Its newest two aircraft base at Seville sees it competing with which carriers on which routes? And which destinations served this summer are not being operated this winter?