The Vueling crisis key factors: over-exploitation of resources and excess of routes

More than 76,000 passengers affected, nearly fifty suspended flights in four days and an institutional coup are the most visible consequences of caos that affects Vueling since last weekend. The model ‘low cost’ airline seems to have reached its limit and its leaders now face the challenge of redefining left alone while the largest crisis that the company has faced so far. The origin The chaos began to become evident last Thursday, when the cancellations, delays and outrage from travelers…

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Vueling launches flights from Alicante to Edinburgh, Manchester, Zurich and Milan

The new routes will be operated with an Airbus 320 with capacity for 180 passengers The Alicante-Elche airport starteed two new routes to Edinburgh and Zurich last thursday, and the new flights to Manchester and Milan has been added last friday. As reported by AENA, this four routes will be operated by the Spanish Vueling with the Airbus 320 with a capacity for 180 passengers. The two new links with the United Kingdom, both in the case of Edinburgh –with flights…

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Alicante Airport expects more than 1,4 million passangers during summer

A “specially good year” for the Alicante Airport. The data shows an optimistic future for this year, expecting to exceed the 11,5 million passengers at the end of it. This records has always shown the health of the tourism at Alicante, and the forecast is getting accomplished: May has closed with an increase of 12 percent and accumulated 16 percent. For central summer months is estimated to reach 1.4 million passengers. Today Alicante Airport connects to 121 destinations. The key…

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First Easyjet flight connecting Airport Alicante with Milan Malpensa ended with success

The first Easyjet flight ALC-MXP lands with more than 100 passengers on board at their first trip. The first Easyjet flight connecting Malpensa Airport with the Alicante-Elche is a reality. This connection will have a frequency of 3 weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) during high season from Alicante Airport, as reported by the same in a statement. The plane was greeted with the traditional arch of water in Alicante Airport with over 100 passengers inside at around 9 hours. This new connection will link Alicante airport with Malpensa, although this route is already covered by Vueling airlines. According to the statement, the addition of this route by the airline Easyjet will increase and diversify the supply that existed with this transalpine destination.

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Alicante-Elche airport grows over a 10% of passengers in april

Alicante Airport views from Umbrella Parking The Alicante-Elche Airport recorded 1,018,755 passengers in April, representing a growth of 10.2 percent over the same period of 2015.  In that period 7,335 flights, 12.7 percent were handled, according to Aena sources have stressed in a statement.  Countries counting more travelers were United Kingdom with 431,407 passengers; followed by Spain with 111,884; Germany 74,300; Holland, 63,344; Norway, 61,716; Belgium, Sweden with 43,681 and 40,407 travelers.  Regarding the most numerous flights by nationality, they…

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Alicante consolidates its direct flight to Rome

Ryanair presents its program for next ” aeronautical winter ” in the Alicante Airport with 38 routes. The Irish company expects to transport 3.6 million passengers a year and ensures that holds 2,700 direct jobs. Ryanair, the leading Alicante-Elche airport airline, presented yesterday next programming aeronautical “winter” which starts on October 31 and runs until April 2017. In total, the airline will operate 38 direct links, adding 5 new ones: Belfast, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Poznan and Rome, this last one already…

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The Alicante-Elche Airport owns the 75% “lowcost” traffic of the Valencian Community

Airlines transported to Valencia during last March a total of 404,082 international passengers, representing an increase of 29.5 % over the same month last year. This emerges from data published today by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism on the entry of passengers on low-cost airlines during the month of March and accumulated 2016 . The data show that Valencia was in March the fourth Spanish destination in volume of inflows of foreign passengers in low cost companies, with…

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The new french air controller´s strike will cancell the 20% of flights for today, 31st of march

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of France (DGAC) asked the airlines operating at Orly and Marseille, two of the biggest airports in France, to cancel 20% of the flights scheduled for Thursday, before the new strike called by the USAC-CGT minority union of air traffic controllers will start this afternoon. Before the new strike of 36 hours, which will begin Wednesday and last until 6:00 of Friday, April 1, Aena advises passengers intending to catch a flight the next…

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Dozens of flights canceled in Valencia and Alicante by the controllers’ strike in France

Thousands of travelers have found serious complications in airports throughout Western Europe during the day on Sunday, in many cases they were about to begin their Easter holidays. The reason: delays and flight cancellations caused by the controllers’ strike in France which will last for 48 hours, according to the announcement made by the unions last Friday. Only at Valencia airport on Sunday there were a dozen annulments, both arrival and departure, which has increased at Alicante Airport with more…

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Alicante registers the warmest winter in 61 years

Alicante has registered the warmest winter since 1955. A proof of that was the 24 degrees maximum registered on February at the Alicante-Elche Airport, the highest of the peninsula. This is the balance made public by the State Meteorological Agency of a station as benign –if we talk about temperatures, because it has rained 80% on average less than normally in the province of Alicante- following a January in which there were only two cold days (17 and 18) and…

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