Articles Tagged ‘Spain’

Ryanair re-allocates winter capacity; Spain now #1 market with 26% growth; France and UK suffer 20% cuts in flights

Ryanair re-allocates winter capacity; Spain now #1 market with 26% growth; France and UK suffer 20% cuts in flights

Ryanair’s ruthless approach towards routes, bases and even countries means that its network is constantly evolving. We take a closer look at how its winter capacity this year will differ from last year to reveal which countries are gaining Ryanair services and which are losing them.

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?

Ryanair starts Barcelona base to take on Vueling; Iberia dominant only in Madrid; airberlin still rules in Palma

Ryanair starts Barcelona base to take on Vueling; Iberia dominant only in Madrid; airberlin still rules in Palma

Ryanair started Barcelona El Prat operations this week as it took another step towards dethroning Iberia as the leading airline in Spain. Which carriers are number one at other Spanish airports and how quickly are Spanish airports growing this year?


Seville is latest Ryanair base in Spain; network will expand from current 18 destinations to 29 this winter

Seville is latest Ryanair base in Spain; network will expand from current 18 destinations to 29 this winter

Seville benefits from Ryanair’s decision to move capacity out of the UK and Ireland. Two based aircraft will help the airline increase its network to 29 destinations this winter. When did Ryanair first serve Seville and how has its traffic grown there?

Ryanair doubles network at Malaga as airport becomes a base; direct competition on 16 of 43 routes

Ryanair doubles network at Malaga as airport becomes a base; direct competition on 16 of 43 routes

Ryanair takes another step towards overhauling Iberia as Spain’s number one airline with the opening of another Spanish base. Which new destinations have been added and who will Ryanair compete with head-to-head from Spain’s fourth busiest airport?

Low-cost rivalry hots up in Barcelona; Ryanair launches El Prat base with five aircraft and 20 routes from September

Low-cost rivalry hots up in Barcelona; Ryanair launches El Prat base with five aircraft and 20 routes from September

It’s tried North Barcelona (Girona) and South Barcelona (Reus) but now it’s time to take on Vueling, Spanair and easyJet at Barcelona’s main airport. How has Iberia’s influence waned at the airport and which carriers is Ryanair targeting?


Ciudad Real welcomes first international scheduled flight; Ryanair to serve London Stansted three times per week

Ciudad Real welcomes first international scheduled flight; Ryanair to serve London Stansted three times per week

Spain’s biggest private airport greeted its first Ryanair flight last week and anna.aero was on board. Which other airlines and routes have been operated from the airport serving the La Mancha region of central 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?