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Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport serves the city of Malaga, a major tourist destination in southern Spain and gateway to the Costa del Sol. Malaga is the second biggest city in Andalusia and sixth biggest in Spain. The airport is the fourth busiest in the country, after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. Malaga is also one of the main gateways to the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and is located 130km from Gibraltar. LCCs and leisure carriers dominate traffic as Ryanair, easyJet and Vueling all operate significant networks from Malaga. Delta Air Lines and Air Transat's seasonal services link the airport with North America. Malaga is operated by state-owned AENA Aeropuertos.

Location of Malaga Airport, Spain

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British Airways takes the fight to Ryanair in its Stansted stronghold, for the first time ever

3-Mar-2016 6:30 PM

On 9-Feb-2016, British Airways announced the addition of London Stansted to its airport network from May-2016. It will be BA's fourth London airport after Heathrow, Gatwick and City. At first glance, this move does not appear significant. BA's four leisure routes from Stansted will make it the airline's 196th biggest airport, taking just 0.03% of its 2016 summer peak seats (week of 1-Aug-2016, source: OAG).

However, BA's decision is noteworthy for one simple reason. More than any other airport, Stansted has been synonymous with the rise of LCCs in Europe. The scourge of legacy airlines across the continent, LCCs contributed to BA's near-death experience in the years after 9/11, when it fell into loss. The most successful LCC incarnation, Ryanair, has more than 80% of seats at Stansted.

Just a few years ago, during the global financial crisis, BA was again loss-making and would not have had the temerity to enter Ryanair's stronghold. Now, emboldened on the strength of its highest ever operating margin in 2015, BA seems prepared to take on all comers. It is taking only a very small step into Stansted, but every journey starts with a step.

Flybe moves towards Chapter 4 in its restructuring: Profitability

18-Dec-2015 11:59 PM

Last month, Flybe announced that it would establish a new base at Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield Airport in summer 2016. The airport is only ten years old and among the UK's smallest, ignored by most of its leading airlines and mainly used by Wizz Air to serve destinations in eastern Europe. Sheffield is the UK's fourth biggest city, but it lacks connectivity.

Flybe will offer a combination of leisure and business routes, together with vital links to major hubs in Paris and Amsterdam. And the airport will suit Flybe's strategic preference for avoiding competition. It will launch eight routes from Robin Hood, and has indicated that it will also have ten other new routes from other airports in 2016.

Flybe has undergone a lengthy period of restructuring, including more than two years under current CEO Saad Hammad and is now growing once more. The airline's results for the first half of its FY2016 indicate that it may indeed now be entering what Mr Hammad calls the profitable growth chapter of its story.

AENA: high airport charges deter traffic at Spain’s airports. Ryanair discounts its discount scheme

8-Nov-2013 9:13 PM

Following dramatic declines in airport passenger numbers in 2012 and 2013, Spanish airports operator AENA has decided to introduce an airport charge discounting scheme to offer incentives to airlines to grow their traffic in Spain once more. With plans being formulated to privatise Spanish airports, the success of this initiative will be closely watched by both industry participants and potential investors.

In this report, we examine traffic trends at AENA and consider whether they have been affected by higher airport charges. Our analysis suggests that there is a clear link and so action to reverse falling traffic numbers through lower charges seems a logical step.

The questions then are whether the discounts offered will have the desired effect and how sustainable will be any resultant growth in passenger numbers.

Ryanair is the biggest carrier in Spain by passenger numbers and its CEO Michael O’Leary has called AENA’s discount scheme “almost unachievable”.

airberlin flies deeper into the red despite oneworld and Etihad ties

29-Aug-2012 5:42 PM

The airberlin-Etihad Airways rumor mill has been working overtime in recent weeks with German publication Manager Magazin reporting that Etihad CEO James Hogan is seeking to replace airberlin Group CEO Hartmut Mehdorn as soon as possible due to the continuing poor financial performance of the company and the slow pace of restructuring. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad increased its shareholding in Air Berlin PLC from 3% to 29.21% in Dec-2011, becoming the company’s largest single shareholder.

airberlin reported a consolidated net loss of EUR66.2 million in 2Q2012, a 53% deepening of the EUR43.9 million deficit posted in the year-ago period. The company intends to sell eight aircraft to help cut debt by EUR300 million by the end of 2012 and improve its liquidity position and equity ratio. airberlin’s shareholders equity amounted to just EUR101.3 million as of 30-Jun-2012 and the equity ratio stood at just 4% as compared to 11.2% on 30-Jun-2011.

‘State capitalism’ evident in the airport sector?

23-Aug-2010 2:47 PM

The Economist magazine has recently presented evidence in several articles that suggests the propensity for industrial and commercial intervention by the state in rich countries is increasing. It pointed to the Japanese Government’s desire to create a "Japan Inc", deepening the links between business and government, and the lavishing of money by the state on banks and carmakers in the US and Europe.

‘Old faithful’ Monarch puts its faith in Spain

13-Aug-2010 7:55 PM

The British scheduled and charter airline Monarch has announced its winter flying programme for 2010-11, with plans to add frequencies on existing key scheduled routes and add new services. Monarch has established its scheduled division, Monarch Scheduled, previously known as Gold Crown, as one of the major operators of flights to the Mediterranean despite having adjusted its service offer in accordance with low-cost competition, much to the annoyance of some of its original clients.

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