MAD-DOH

Iberia introduced flights between Madrid and Doha on Monday 11 December. The 5,340-kilometre service will be maintained daily with the 288-seat A330-200 aircraft. The only exception was the inaugural, which was operated by the A350 jet. The Spanish carrier will complement its oneworld partner Qatar Airways, and its 2-daily flights between the two capital cities. […]

December 14, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Air Europa 787 water

Air Europa (including Air Europa Express) is Spain’s third-largest carrier after Iberia and Vueling. According to Planespotters.net, the two units have 50 aircraft: 27 737-800s, 11 787-8s and 12 787-9s, with 737 MAX 8s coming. Cirium tells that Air Europa is the fourth-largest carrier serving Spain by winter seats behind Ryanair, Vueling and Iberia. However, […]

UA EWR-AGP

Spain is Europe’s fourth largest country by long-haul non-stop capacity this year, defined as any routes over 5,000 kilometres but excluding anywhere in Europe. Only the UK, France and Germany are larger. According to Cirium schedules information, Spain has about 10.4 million such seats, equivalent to one in 11 of Europe’s total. The country’s capacity […]

Iberia Express Route Launch

Iberia Express’ first commercial flight was in 2012. Some 11 years later, the low-cost subsidiary (LCS) has 28 A320ceos, A321ceos and A321neos, according to Planespotters.net. Its network remains almost entirely from the Spanish capital, Madrid. The only exceptions this summer are seasonal services from Asturias and Vigo to the Canary Islands. Iberia Express plays a […]

September 25, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Australia Vienna-Valencia

Located nearly halfway down Spain’s long coastline, Valencia is the country’s third most populous city and metro area. While less ‘touristy’ than better known cities and destinations, it has grown enormously recently. According to Aena figures, passengers exceeded one million for the first time in the airport’s history. Traffic rose by more than a fifth […]

Air Service One

Air Service One has identified 15 European flag-carriers that operate a mix of narrow-body (NB) and wide-body (WB) aircraft, and plan to operate at least 1,000 flights with WB aircraft in 2023 Q2. Typically, WB aircraft tend to be used primarily on long-haul, intercontinental services. This analysis, using Cirium schedules data, compares the capacity (seat) […]

Europe’s six major airport

Airport data collected for 2022 reveals that Europe’s six busiest airports all handled at least 48 million passengers last year. Istanbul IST led the way with 64.3 million followed by London LHR (61.6m), Paris CDG (57.5m), Amsterdam (52.5m), Madrid (50.6m) and Frankfurt (48.9m). Seventh placed Barcelona was some way behind with 41.6m passengers while eighth […]

KWI-MAD

Last year Madrid ranked as Europe’s fifth busiest airport (after Istanbul IST, London LHR, Paris CDG and Amsterdam) handling 50.6m passengers. For comparison, in 2019 it also ranked fifth with 61.7m passengers, meaning that last year’s traffic was 18% lower than in the last pre-pandemic year. The dramatic drop in passenger numbers between 2011 and […]

Six of Spains top 20 airports

According to figures published by Aena, Spain’s airports welcomed almost 244 million passengers in 2022. That is only 12% fewer than the 275 million achieved in 2019. More impressively, in the last quarter of 2022, passenger numbers were down just 3% compared with the same period three years earlier. While traffic for the whole of […]

Ryanair at OVD

Situated in northern Spain, the Principality of Asturias is part of the so-called Green Spain, a far cry from the stereotypical dry and hot southern Spain. A mountainous area, the principality is served by Asturias Airport. It welcomed 1.45m passengers in 2022, according to Aena data. Asturias traffic rose by 2.6% versus 2019, helped by […]

January 16, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story