Articles Tagged ‘Spanish airlines’
As 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?
Unlike other Spanish airlines, Air Europa’s future ownership seems unlikely to change. Its fleet of over 40 aircraft carried almost 10 million passengers last year. Madrid is its biggest base and it operates several unusual routes to Central and South America.
From its charter roots in the late 80s Spanair has grown to become the second biggest airline at Spain’s two biggest airports. Last year owner SAS announced the airline was for sale. What will a new owner get for their money? We take a look at the airline’s network from its two biggest hubs.
Over 85% of clickair’s flights from Barcelona are on routes it has inherited from Iberia, one of its major shareholders. However, the airline has started some new routes of its own with mixed success. How much of its route network is domestic? In 16 months, it has become Barcelona’s leading carrier but what have its monthly load factors been?
Europe’s fastest growing major hub is home for Iberia. How much competition does Iberia face on its routes? On which destinations does it compete with four other carriers? Iberia’s strength is on routes to Latin America which represent half of Iberia’s ASKs at the airport. But where are the routes to Eastern Europe?
Ryanair and easyJet may have lots of ‘foreign’ bases but other Western European LCCs have tended to stay closer to home. But Spain’s Vueling has had three aircraft based at Paris CDG since mid-May and will operate to 15 destinations from Paris this winter. Who is it competing against?