Articles Tagged ‘Spanish airlines’

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?

Air Europa #3 in Madrid; operates mix of domestic, long-haul and some EU services

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisUnlike 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.

Spanair, #2 in Barcelona and Madrid, on the lookout for a new owner

Spanair, #2 in BCN and MAD, looks for new ownersFrom 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.


clickair at Barcelona: over 85% of flights are on former Iberia routes

Click Air at Barcelona: over 85% of flights are on former Iberia routesOver 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?

Iberia puts focus on Latin America to defend MAD hub from LCCs

Iberia puts focus on Latin America to defend MAD hub from LCCsEurope’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?

Vueling develops first foreign base in Paris

Base Analysis: Vueling at Paris CDGRyanair 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?