Click to visit ACI Europe's Airport Leadership event website
Airline Finance Guide 2015
Click here to Advertise

The world air service development magazine

Routes OnlineSubscribe
& follow
facebook-top-icon twitter-top-icon google-top-icon rss-top-icon mail-top-icon app-top-icon
Icelandair to resume Orlando route

Icelandair to resume Orlando route

Icelandair is set to resume services to Orlando International Airport next September following an almost decade-long absence.
Winter expansion for S7

Winter expansion for S7

S7 has announced its winter timetable with the inclusion of several new destinations, services and frequencies. 
Sunwing brings the Bahamas to Vancouver

Sunwing brings the Bahamas to Vancouver

Sunwing Airlines has announced new weekly direct flights from Vancouver to Grand Bahama. 
Air Arabia announces its 100th destination

Air Arabia announces its 100th destination

Air Arabia is to begin regular direct services to Tbilisi, Georgia from October 28.
Routes 20th Anniversary Book
To sponsor Routes News, please Click here

Dreamliners set for Air Europa by 2020

News Wednesday, 16 October 2013 02:24 Written by 

Air Europa plans to exercise its option to acquire eight 787-9 Dreamliners, following the news that it is now Spain's largest airline by passenger numbers. 

New figures show the airline carried more passengers in the first nine months of 2013 than Spanish rival Iberia, making it Spain’s biggest airline by passenger numbers.

 

The Dreamliner order follows Air Europa’s move last month to buy eight B737s. Reuters quoted an airline spokesman as saying the Dreamliners would enter its fleet from 2020 onwards.

 

Skyteam member Air Europa operates a network 43 destinations in 17 countries, focusing on Latin American, European and African routes through it Madrid hub. Rival Iberia’s bid to return to profitability has seen it redesign its route network, leaving Air Europa to pick up some routes, such as Madrid–Montevideo. According to airport operator Aena, Air Europa carried about 10.5 million passengers in the first nine months of the year, 450,000 more than Iberia.

 

Figures from Eurocontrol show that in August Air Europa operated 214 flights a day, compared with Iberia’s 207. Colin Stewart, Air Europa’s UK general manager said: “In 2014 and beyond, we intend to consolidate our status as the airline of choice to Latin America for leisure and business travel, connecting the UK and Europe to the region with great value for money and dedication to our passengers.”

 

“Over the past year we have introduced new routes Santa Cruz, Montevideo and, as of this December, Sao Paulo, underlining our long-term investment in, and commitment to, the region,” he added.

Disqus

Click to launch the full edition in a new window.

Popular this week

Subscribe to the newsletter

Email
Copyright © 2011 Routes News  |