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Agreement Iberia-handling employees Airlines,Handling,Regulations

Iberia A320 / Mikebert4

The negotiations between Iberia and the handling employees are expected to have finished by this week. Only a few days before the deadline for placing bids for the first handling tender on March, 20.Servimedia – Spanish news agency – was informed that Iberia achieved a deal with the representatives of the handling employees which would let them compete both in the handling tenders and in the aircraft maintenance market. To this respect, it is worth noting ActualidadAeroespacial informed that Iberia-Maintenance had reached an agreement with Evelop Airlines to perform the aircraft maintenance at the Iberia’s Barcelona base. In this market, Iberia intends to keep the Vueling’s contract,…

Madrid and Iberia might be back Airlines,Airports

Airport Screen with an Air Europa flight to Madrid

Analysing the ifnormation from the Spanish media we have the feeling that Madrid and Iberia might be back again soon. Good figures expected for MadridAccording to the Aena’s expectations that ABC.es published, based on the slot allocation, Barajas airport would increase passengers by 7.7% and flights by 5.5% during this summer season. Sources from Aena have confirmed to this office that the passenger increase is at the moment 7.2% and the operation increase 2.2%. These figures are still good in any case.An interesting graph comparing the traffic evolutions in Madrid and Barcelona between 2003 and 2013 is available here.17 new destinations have been scheduled from…

Ryanair ready to grow again in Spain Airlines,Airports

Ryanair's plane

The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, said today to EFE that he expects the low-cost airline will strengthen its presence in Barajas and other Spanish airports next winter.O’Leary said the airline is discussing with Aena the “new rules” for the forthcoming winter season, but he declined to provide further details.During the press conference in Brussels, Ryanair’s spokesman Jonathan Brisy, also emphasized in the “chance” that means for the airline the Iberia’s “loss of capabilities”, a situation which is similar to other countries.Moreover, Brisy said the new flight between the main Brussels airport and Ibiza, will only operate during the summer….

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

Statistics - Trends

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 are the cheapest airlines to fly from Spain? Airlines

Evening flight. Square composition / Fotolia

According to a study published by the online flight browser Trabber.es easyJet and Ryanair are the cheapest airlines that operate from the Spanish airports.Analysing over one million searches that were performed this year, easyJet is cheaper in 59% of the tickets. Whenever the British airline offers a flight in particular, six out of ten times their flight is the cheapest for that route.This way, easyJet beats Ryanair in the war of prices. Still, the Irish airline would be near, since their ticket would be the cheapest in 57% of the searches.Very far we would find Transavia (28.6%), American Airlines (19.9%), Norwegian (18.4%),…

More difficulties for Iberia if the Government bring Norwegian to T4 Airlines,Airports

Norwegian aircraft by Markus Mainka / shutterstock.com

Conflict of interest between the Aena privatisation and the Iberia’s growth plans.Going on with the negotiations of Aena with Norwegian and considering that the Madrid Airport Terminal 4 (T4) is currently dedicated to the Oneworld airline alliance, it might be a new problem for Iberia if the low cost airline based their operation at this terminal too.The Iberia’s board recently said that the short and medium haul became a problem for the airline. The arrival of Norwegian to T4 in Madrid airport, which under-utilisation is a great concern for the Government, would contribute to worsen the situation of the Spanish airline.Industry sources…

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…

IAG suspected of undermining Iberia Airlines

Iberia's new log

EuropaPress informed yesterday that Iberia will present its new brand on October 15.EurasiaReview.com have translated this piece of news into EnglishNew aircrafts, totally redesigned cabins in all long-haul aircraft that will put both tourist and business class sections at the top of the market, plus a new website with expanded travel planning options , are other aspects of the programme, along with a major boost in punctuality –Iberia now ranks 7th amongst major airlines– and numerous improvements to passengers’ airport experience at Iberia’s T4 hub at Madrid- Barajas airport.You can find the full piece of news in English here:http://www.eurasiareview.com/01102013-iberia-unvell-new-brand-image-october-15/In other…

A new strategic plan for Iberia to alleviate the adverse circumstances Airlines

CapitalMadrid.com published yesterday a very interesting analysis on the Madrid airport current situation, where they highlight the decrease of easyJet and Ryanair. Ryanair reduced passengers by 32% and easyJet by 40%, being 14% the overall decrease for the airport between January and August.Iberia—the main operator—and Iberia Express together lost passengers by 19%. Struggling to overcome the current circumstances they keep facing problems with pilots and are working on a new medium-term strategic plan for Iberia.IAG aims to reduce costs at Iberia to make it competitive, above all in the long haul. As for the short and medium haul they will use Iberia Express…