Articles Tagged ‘Spain’

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.

Spanish airport traffic down 18.2% in Q1 2009; only Reus and Santander report growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSpain’s troubled economy has severely impacted air travel demand this year. Which of the major airports have suffered most and which are performing best? One year on from the start of HSR services between Madrid and Barcelona what has happened to air traffic on the route?

Vueling trims fleet by one-third; Ibiza becomes summer focus

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAs Vueling is about to merge with former local rival clickair we look at how the airline’s network has evolved in recent times. Drastic cutbacks were made last year but which airports suffered most? Which countries has the airline studiously avoided and what’s happening in Ibiza this summer?

Ryanair doubles Reus traffic with launch of several domestic services

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusHaving developed Girona to the north of Barcelona, Ryanair is now building a presence at Reus, to the south. In the summer there are charter flights from the UK and Ireland, but how are Ryanair’s new domestic routes performing? We have the figures. And what other new destinations are starting soon?

Latest European data reveals scale of air travel downturn in biggest EU markets

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOur latest survey of airport data reveals which countries have seen the biggest slump in air travel demand in recent months. November was bad but initial figures for December suggest it was not as bad. Has the bottom of the slump already been reached?

easyJet’s winter programme reflects considerable caution (which should please Sir Stelios!); Malpensa becomes 2nd biggest base after Gatwick

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryeasyJet’s total winter capacity is virtually the same as last year, but is spread over 20% more airports. Some airports are big winners while others are losers. Which country markets are in favour and which are in trouble?