Articles Tagged ‘Vueling’

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 8 June - Monday 14 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 8 June – Monday 14 June):

The United States dominated the world’s route launches this week, which is detailed in our top story, but a major political breakthrough for flights between Taiwan and mainland China resulted in three airlines launching the same route. The total of 65 new routes involved 60 airports in the US, followed by Germany, China, Spain, the […]

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?

easyJet's founder doesn't like 'rapid' growth; germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair, Wizz Air will all grow faster this summer

easyJet’s founder doesn’t like ‘rapid’ growth; germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair, Wizz Air will all grow faster this summer

Sir Stelios has quit the board in protest at the airline’s growth plans. But how do they compare with other major LCCs in Europe? Who is growing fastest and which milestone will Ryanair pass this summer?


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?

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Several interesting route announcements from Belarus, Canada, Spain and the USA, plus some analysis on two airlines that stopped flying this week. One operated Jetstream 31s, the other Boeing 767s.

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March - Monday 29 March):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March – Monday 29 March):

Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way […]


Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

We’ve looked at capacity developments across Europe this summer by airport, country and airline. Who’s growing and who’s still shrinking, and by how much? We’ve got three graphs that summarise a huge amount of information.

Ryanair carried 65 million passengers last year; that’s 40% more than easyJet (46.1m)

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s LCCs continued to evolve (and mostly grow) in 2009. So who is #2 behind easyJet and Ryanair? Which second-tier LCC has already announced plans for a new base in 2010? Which had the highest (and lowest) load factors?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 28 November – Friday 4 December):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAnother healthy crop of new routes this week. We have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the USA.


Vueling completes clickair merger, SkyEurope fails and easyJet still tops load factor rankings

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOur analysis of European LCCs has been shaken up by recent developments in Slovakia and Spain. How do load factors compare with a year ago and which country’s LCCs are struggling to grow?

‘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?

Passengers increasingly let the train take the strain in Spain (on Madrid – Barcelona route)

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisMadrid to Barcelona was once the world’s busiest airport-pair but the emergence of a high-speed rail alternative last year has impacted traffic. By how much? And how have the competing airlines adjusted capacity?