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Air Europa to grow by 20% in 2014 Airlines,Handling

Air Europa, A330 landing at Madrid airport / José Luis Celada Euba

Air Europa’s chairman, Juan José Hidalgo, attended a meeting on Wednesday. He confirmed they will be starting operations in the new skyTeam airline’s hub on May, 15 according to Europapress. Thanks to the agreement reached with Aena, Air Europa will concentrate all operations in terminals 1, 2 and 3 of Madrid airport. Mainly in T3 and T2 where they will operate domestic and Schengen flights, while they will use T1 for the long haul. The new hub will also allow Air Europa to boost connections between Madrid and Latin America, the Caribean or North America. Also, they expect to open new…

The traffic trends of the main 50 airlines in the Spanish airports Airlines

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According to the figures published by Aena, the Spanish airports served in 2013 6,735,696 less passengers than in 2012 (-3.48%). The amount is not so bad if we consider the traffic evolution from January to August 2013 when airlines had lost 6,818,968 passengers with regard to the same period of 2012. Hence, from September to December airlines have served 83,272 more passengers than in the same period of 2012.Between January and August, IAG – made up from Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling and British Airways – had lost 1.64 million passengers. The overall loss increased up to 1.85 million within the whole 2013….

What’s up with Iberia? Airlines

Iberia's new logo.

It looks like they are changing strategies in view of the spectacular passenger loss they are suffering.  Comparing Jan-Aug 2012 v Jan-Aug 2013 Iberia lost over 5.1 million passengers (36.8%). What’s up with Iberia?Also, in the displayed ranking note that Air Europa overtook Iberia as the third Spanish operator in passengers.We already informed about the third strategic plan they are working on and about the new brand they have just presented this month.To this respect, liligo.es explained last Monday that the new livery, which might recall British Airways, would be an aim of modernisation to fight the bad numbers. The first A330 bearing the new logo might have been…

The Aena’s plan to regain traffic includes Norwegian Airlines,Airports

Madrid Airport T1

According to the information published by vozpopuli, the spectacular tax increase of last year caused a 6.3 million passenger loss in the Spanish airports within 12 months of July 2012. The main drop took place in Madrid where the number of passengers had decreased by 14.3% between January and August as we explained last month.For this reason, the Government is currently processing an amendment to the Budget with the subventions we anticipated on Monday.Besides, focused on Madrid airport, ElPaís informed on Tuesday that a 62-page document has been drawn up by Aena with detail on the measures to avoid the airport keeps losing traffic. The…

The Change of strategy in Iberia Handling and the expansion plan of Air Europa-Globalia Airlines,Handling

A few weeks before the tender for the handling licenses in Spain starts and the operators can place bids for the ramp handling at the different Spanish airports, ElEconomista.es informed yesterday that Iberia Handling has radically changed of strategy.In spite of the fact that they said they would place bids for those airports where the profitability was at least 10%, they seem to have changed their minds and will go for as many airports as they can.In other news, LaInformacion.com published an interesting article about the Air Europa “aggressive” expansion plan to Latin America through the Brazilian airport of Salvador da Bahia. For this purpose, they are…

IAG lost 1.6 million passengers. Ryanair 2.3 million Airlines

IAG lost 1.6 million passengers

After Aena published the statistics in the Spanish airports, many pieces of news reflect and try to explain the passenger loss between January and August 2013. Trying to do so, we have extracted the figures for such period in 2012 and 2013 and have created a spreadsheet with the passenger difference that each operator served in the Spanish airports.The result is a very comprehensive list which includes all the operators with over 1 million passengers from which we can highlight the following:IAG lost 1.6 million passengers. This means Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling and British Airways, all together, have an overall decrease…

Ryanair and Easyjet lost passengers in Spain last June Airlines

According to the media, both Ryanair and Easyjet lost passengers in Spain last June. If we compare June 2012 with June 2013, Ryanair has lost a 10% and Easyjet a 15%. On the other hand Vueling Airlines has increased passengers by 17% in the same period and they moved a 33% more than the total passenguers Iberia Airlines and Iberia Express moved, which in fact was a 26% less than last June 2012.Other airlines with huge passenger increases in June were: Air Europa (+11.8%), Lufthansa (+10%), Jet2.com(+19%) and Air Berlin (+9%)In spite of their decrease, Ryanair was the airline with more passengers in Spain (3.3 million), followed byVueling Airlines (2.3 million), Iberia Airlines and Iberia Express (1.7 million), Air Europa (1.2 million), Easyjetand Air Berlin (1.1 milion each of them).