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Following Second-Wave Restrictions, Passenger Traffic in Spain Plunges

During February, the 48 airports managed by Aena Aeropuertos in Spain handled 2,229,568 passengers, a figure 86.8% lower than in the same month of 2020. This is the largest year-on-year drop recorded since last May, a sign of the impact the second wave of COVID-19 infections and the subsequent restrictions on the movement of people established by European governments have had in the activity. Aircraft movement fell 62.4%, reaching 59,579 operations, while 69,666 tons of cargo were transported, a fall…

Ryanair, Optimistic for Summer, Adds UK Flights

Ryanair has announced that it is expanding its U.K. flight network in summer 2021 with optimism for foreign travel to return in force for the peak season. The announcement comes almost a year after the U.K. first imposed restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The low-cost airline is adding…

Iberia Completes Purchase Of Air Europa at Significant Discount

After more than a year since the initial agreement was signed, Iberia has announced today the finalized acquisition of Air Europa. In November 2019, IAG, the parent company of Iberia, closed the purchase of Air Europa to create a great Spanish super-carrier, all while transforming Madrid Barajas Airport in one…

World2Fly – A New Spanish Airline

In the summer of 2021 a new airline will be taking to the Spanish skies. Last week, World2Meet presented the image of its new carrier. World2Fly will be the next step of the Iberostar group to connect Spain and the Caribbean. Like many of its rivals, this tour operator seeks…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Schedules 83 International Flights for November

After the international reopening of Argentina, the national airline Aerolíneas Argentinas announced its November schedule, which includes more than 650 domestic and international operations. These scheduled flights mean an increase of 712% in its operations related to October. According to hosteltur, the Argentine airline restarted its domestic operations on October…

TAP Air Portugal Announces Multiple New Routes to Europe, Africa

TAP Air Portugal is launching a series of new routes next year to expand its network across Europe and Northern Africa. Next summer, the airline will launch scheduled service to Ibiza, Spain; Fuerteventura, Spain; Oujda, Morocco; Zagreb, Croatia; Djerba, Tunisia and Monastir, Tunisia. With the exception of Zagreb, where services…

Holiday Airlines Drop Spain After U.K.’s New COVID-19 Rules

Jet2 has followed the recent surge in coronavirus cases by removing the Iberian Peninsula from its route map for the time being. This comes after the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that only essential travelers should take the journey to Spain as the country fights yet another spike…

LATAM Group Requests Return of 65 Aircraft to Its Lessors…

This week saw the second court hearing take place regarding the debt restructuring process under the protection of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Law filed by LATAM Airlines Group. Judge James L. Garrity, from the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York agreed to the 25…

The Mayor of Barcelona Proposes Ending All Flights to Madrid

The aviation world is in turmoil in Spain after the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, announced a few days ago that she will request Barcelona-El Prat Airport, the main airport of the Catalonian city, to terminate all flights to destinations that can be reached by train, thereby included the famous…

Iberia Offering American Travelers Free Stopovers in Madrid

Iberia customers in the United States are now able to stopover for free in Madrid while traveling to or from any of the airline's 108 European, African and Middle Eastern destinations through their hub in the city. The "Stopover Hola Madrid" program allows American passengers to stay up to six…