Articles Tagged ‘Spanish airports’

Madrid once more on track for 50 million passengers; Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian and Ryanair driving traffic growth

Madrid once more on track for 50 million passengers; Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian and Ryanair driving traffic growth

Spain’s busiest airport was also the fastest-growing airport among Europe’s top 10 in 2015. Traffic is up 8% in 2016. We look at traffic growth since 1997, the airport’s growing seasonality, its top airlines, routes and country markets.

Bilbao set for record year; Vueling leading carrier serving over 20 destinations; Norwegian starts daily Barcelona service

Bilbao set for record year; Vueling leading carrier serving over 20 destinations; Norwegian starts daily Barcelona service

Home to some iconic architecture, Bilbao in northern Spain should pass 4.5 million passengers this year. We reveal the leading airlines and routes in 2015 and look at how demand has developed in the last 20 years.

Tenerife South Airport on target for 10 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair is #1 airline serving 40 destinations; Polish market up 50%

Tenerife South Airport on target for 10 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair is #1 airline serving 40 destinations; Polish market up 50%

Tenerife will shortly be hosting the 11th Routes Africa event. Its main airport is the second busiest in the Canary Islands. We reveal the top 12 airlines now, and those from 10 years ago. Plus the top 15 country markets and their trends.


Western Europe’s main air travel markets growing solidly in 2014 after difficult 2013; Ireland and Norway impacted most by Easter shift

Western Europe’s main air travel markets growing solidly in 2014 after difficult 2013; Ireland and Norway impacted most by Easter shift

Passenger numbers have been growing steadily if unspectacularly at airports in most Western European countries, even in Italy and Spain which had such a tough time in 2013.

Palma de Mallorca looking to smaller markets to drive growth; airberlin and Ryanair account for over 40% of traffic

Palma de Mallorca looking to smaller markets to drive growth; airberlin and Ryanair account for over 40% of traffic

Spain’s third busiest airport handled over 22 million passengers last year. German and UK tourist traffic accounts for over 55% of demand, but the biggest growth has been coming from smaller country markets. Locally-based Air Europa ranks as the leading Spanish carrier in third place.

Spanish airport traffic growing again; passenger numbers up 4% in 2014 as Jet2.com, Norwegian and Vueling drive growth

Spanish airport traffic growing again; passenger numbers up 4% in 2014 as Jet2.com, Norwegian and Vueling drive growth

Spain’s airports are bouncing back after passenger numbers declined by 3.5% in 2013 (and 5% in 2012). We reveal which are the fastest-growing airports in the country and which airlines have seen the biggest increase in passenger numbers.


Canary Islands growth driving Spanish recovery this winter; Norwegian and Ryanair lead way with 30 new routes

Canary Islands growth driving Spanish recovery this winter; Norwegian and Ryanair lead way with 30 new routes

With the weather across Northern Europe currently pretty cold and wet, flying off to the Canary Islands for a few days of winter sun seems like an appealing prospect. Traffic in November was up by more than 10% at Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife Sur. We reveal which airlines have contributed to this growth […]

Jet2.com fastest-growing airline in Spain in June; airport traffic down 5.9% in 2013 H1 as Ryanair shrinks operations

Jet2.com fastest-growing airline in Spain in June; airport traffic down 5.9% in 2013 H1 as Ryanair shrinks operations

As the summer holidays begin, many people in northern Europe will be heading for Spain to relax for a week or two. We examine how well Spain’s airports have performed so far this year and which of the leading carriers have increased their passenger numbers (and which have not).

France, Germany, Spain and UK report better airport traffic results in June than in May

France, Germany, Spain and UK report better airport traffic results in June than in May

Airport traffic data for June suggests that passenger demand picked up compared with May in four of the five leading European country markets (and we don’t know about Italy yet because we haven’t got any data). But which countries saw the biggest improvement in June?


¡Route Fiesta! Aena’s 1,022 “wanted” routes takes Route Shop inventory to 2,954

¡Route Fiesta! Aena’s 1,022 “wanted” routes takes Route Shop inventory to 2,954

¡Route Fiesta! Every Aena airport – 42 across mainland Spain, the islands, and North African territories – now has a listing in anna.aero’s Route Shop, bringing 1,022 Spanish routes to the online route marketing superstore which now has 2,955 routes advertised by 217 airports with a further 23 airports from around the world on backlog.

Santander, Spain's fastest-growing airport, breaks the million mark; traffic up 21% thanks to Ryanair's 38% growth

Santander, Spain’s fastest-growing airport, breaks the million mark; traffic up 21% thanks to Ryanair’s 38% growth

The name may be synonymous with banking these days but how has Santander’s airport traffic varied in the last decade? Which new routes have been started since 2010 and which were the leading routes in terms of passenger numbers in 2011?

Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats

Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats

Spain is where Ryanair is growing the fastest. Its newest two aircraft base at Seville sees it competing with which carriers on which routes? And which destinations served this summer are not being operated this winter?