Articles Tagged ‘Vueling’

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?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 4 July – Friday 10 July)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThis week we counted over 60 new routes though Ryanair accounted for over half of them. But Air Canada, Air New Zealand, airBaltic, Bahrain Air, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Iberia, Levriero Fly (a new airline), LOT and vivaaerobus were among those carriers with something to celebrate this week

Vueling signs up to anna.aero’s “BASEJUMPING” in Barcelona

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryVueling CEO Alex Cruz will lead the merged clickair/Vueling participation in “BASEJUMPING” at the 2nd Joint ACI EUROPE-anna.aero Network Planning Marketplace hosted by Aena Spanish airports in November. BASEJUMPING is a session of the event entirely devoted to the route opportunities presented by the bases of a particular large low cost carrier. Three other airlines have been invited to adopt a BASEJUMPING session.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 27 June – Friday 3 July):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThis week we counted over 80 new routes launches including 18 from Ryanair. But there are also new routes from the likes of Aeroflot, AirAsia X, airBaltic, Andalus, clickair, Continental, Danubewings, Delta/Northwest, easyJet, firefly, flybe, Mahan Air, Norwegian, Southwest, Tiger Airways, Transaero, US Airways, Volaris, Widerøe, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.


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?

Major European LCCs; Ryanair growth slows to single digits while easyJet carried fewer passengers in February

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEven Europe’s LCCs are finding life tough at present. Only two reported growth in February and easyJet was not one of them. Which airlines are shrinking fastest and how did reported load factors in February compare with January?

Major European LCCs; only easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair still growing in November but load factors are up

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s major LCCs are not immune from the industry’s current problems. Several are no longer growing but the good news is that capacity cutbacks for winter have resulted in improved load factors for most of the carriers examined.


easyJet repeats “double”; load factors start to fall from August peak

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendseasyJet is again the fastest growing reporting LCC and the one with the highest load factor. Who else is still growing at more than 10% in September and which European LCCs have seen traffic fall? Has anyone reported better load factors than a year ago?

Merged clickair + Vueling will fly to 50 airports; 17 routes to lose a competitor

Logo: Merged clickAir + Vueling will fly to 50 airports; 17 routes to lose a competitorBarcelona-based Spanish LCCs clickair and Vueling have finally announced their long awaited engagement. What does this mean for routes from Barcelona? At which other airports will the combined force have a major presence? Which routes will lose a competitor?

Barcelona: “New Vueling” dominates but rail taking 25% of Madrid traffic

Barcelona: “New Vueling” dominates but rail takes 25% of traffic of biggest route MadridSpain’s second airport has witnessed impressive growth in recent years thanks to LCCs and infrastructure development. Which country markets are the most popular and where are there gaps in the network? Who has added new routes this year?