Connect 2025 in Girona Spain

The Airport Agency has announced that the CONNECT 2025 Route Development Forum will be held in Girona, Spain, from February 3-5, hosted in partnership with the Government of Catalonia, the Diputacio de Girona, and the Chamber of Commerce of Girona. Following the success of the 20th edition in Turin, CONNECT 2025 is expected to attract […]

May 7, 2024 | Air Service Event News

United Airlines Palma launch

The tourist mecca of Palma de Mallorca welcomed 31.1 million passengers last year, meaning it was comfortably Spain’s third-busiest airport. Traffic was nearly 5% higher than in 2019, double the recovery of the country generally. Gaining its first transatlantic service – United Airlines from Newark – in 2022 helped. Palma was Europe’s 15th busiest airport […]

Volotea 60 million passengers

The first commercial flight of Spanish-headquartered Volotea was in April 2012. It has grown considerably in the subsequent 12 years, with its 60 millionth passenger carried in 2024. It continues to focus on thin, mainly unserved leisure destinations. According to Planespotters.net, it has 43 aircraft: 23 A320ceos and 20 A319s. They average 17 years. Like […]

Vueling Route Launch Spain

Vueling is Europe’s fourth largest (U)LCC, behind Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Part of IAG and with a pan-European network, Planespotters.net shows that it has 125 aircraft. There are six A319s, mainly for use from Florence, along with 22 A321ceos/neos and 97 A320ceos/neos. Peak summer capacity is up by just 2% year-on-year Analysis of Cirium […]

2023

With 2023 almost done and dusted, it seems a good time to analyse how European air travel has evolved since 2019. With this year (arguably) the first normal year for travel post-pandemic, how have Europe’s biggest airlines and country markets performed compared with four years ago? Overall, according to our analysis of Cirium schedules data, […]

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

Vueling Birmingham

Vueling is Europe’s fourth largest (U)LCC, behind Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Vueling has 11.7 million seats in July-September 2023 (Q3), and about 3.4% of the European short-haul market. According to Cirium data, the carrier’s capacity has fallen by 1.7% versus the same three months last year, despite opening a base at London LGW in […]

September 21, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story