Articles Tagged ‘Spain’

New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets

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

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 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

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

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?

Air Comet’s demise reduces competition between Spain and South America

Air Comet’s demise reduces competition between Spain and South AmericaThis 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?


Canary Islands welcome surge in low-cost interest this winter; Ryanair leads way

nl201109-country-100.jpgSpain’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?

Aena airport traffic down just 3% in October; Ryanair up 44%, Iberia down 10%

nl201109-trend-aena-100.jpgSpanish 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?

AENA airport traffic down just 5% in Q3; Madrid reports growth in September

Market TrendsWhat’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 hosts European Grand Prix; Delta launches JFK flights, Ryanair cuts flights

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusValencia 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?

‘New Vueling’ will operate over 90 routes; over half of all flights on Spanish domestic routes

Article Thumbnail: Lead Storyclickair 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

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySpain’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.