Articles Tagged ‘Spain’
New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets
As Star Alliance member Spanair has come under new controlling ownership, the airline changes network strategies and launches a large number of new routes this year. Which are Spanair’s new country markets? How important is the domestic market? And what is going on with the airline’s old MD80s?
Malaga opens Terminal 3 to double capacity; Ryanair to establish base in June; UK market dominance decreasing
Spain’s fourth busiest airport (after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma) has a lovely new terminal to help stimulate growth, but how seasonal is demand? Which are the leading airlines and which are the top country destinations?
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?
UK charter traffic down 26% in just two years; Turkish market still growing but scheduled traffic growing faster
The rise of LCCs has hit the UK charter market hard. But what have been the trends over the last two years? Who are the key remaining players and which African market was the fastest growing in 2009?
Madrid air traffic to Barcelona (down 40%), Malaga (down 50%) impacted by expanding AVE high-speed rail network
How have Madrid’s top 10 domestic destinations developed during the last decade? How much traffic has been lost to rail and on which route has Ryanair stimulated traffic by 30% in one year? Which Canary Island destination has seen the highest growth?
This niche Spanish carrier ceased flying on 21 December. How extensive was its route network to South America and where else did it fly in 2008/09? How has Iberia responded to the airline’s failure?
Spain’s Canary Islands have not had a good 2009 so far, but this winter Europe’s LCCs have added over 60 new services. Which are the Islands’ leading airlines, what’s the seasonality profile and which are the leading country markets?
Spanish airports appear to be edging closer to regular growth. Which airports are already doing better than last year and which airlines have grown (and shrunk) in the Spanish market?
What’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?
Valencia has had a turbulent 12 months with many routes starting and many being abandoned. Which is now the leading country market and which major European flag carrier has dropped all its Valencia routes?
clickair has now been integrated with Vueling to create Europe’s third largest genuine LCC. But which are its busiest airports (after Barcelona), busiest routes and on which 17 routes did the two former rivals compete head-to-head?
Spanish airports suffer as UK and domestic markets struggle; but Ryanair and US traffic still growing
Spain’s airports and airlines have seen significant declines in traffic since the middle of last year. We analyse the decline by airport, country market and airline to see what variations exist.