Tag: Spain

US Private Equity Eyes Up to 49% Stake in Spain’s Volotea

US-based firms Indigo Partners LLC and HRS Management have been shortlisted as potential buyers of up to 49% of Spanish budget carrier Volotea, La Vanguardia newspaper has reported citing sources close to the talks. According to the report, the sale, which is being overseen by investment bank Morgan Stanley, is set to conclude within the […]

Thomas Cook to Launch Spanish Subsidiary in Mallorca

Thomas Cook Group Airlines has announced that it has applied for a Spanish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for a new Mallorca based airline and plans to launch its new airline, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, from spring 2018. “With our new airline, we are able to counter seasonal fluctuations, plan more cheaply and offer our customers […]

Jet2.com Airbus A330 Bursts Two Tyres On Landing At Tenerife

A Jet2.com Airbus A330-200 was performing flight from Manchester to Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia in Spain with 320 passengers and 11 crew. Aircraft landed on Tenerife’s runway 08 but burst the two aft left main tyres, deflated both aft right hand main tyres and became disabled on the runway. A number of other aircraft on […]

Ryanair On Collision Course with German Carrier Lufthansa

Ryanair has confirmed plans to move into Lufthansa’s home hub of Frankfurt, stepping up its push into bigger airports and ratcheting up pressure on the German carrier which is expanding its own budget flights. Lufthansa said earlier yesterday it would offer fewer seats than planned this quarter as it seeks to offset pressure on ticket […]

Travel Chaos as Spanish Airline Cancels Flights

Thousands of travelers faced chaos Tuesday after low-cost Spanish airline Vueling cancelled and delayed fights for the sixth consecutive day, local media reported. More than 76,000 passengers have been affected since the airline began changing flights at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. On Tuesday, Vueling cancelled 66 flights. The airline blamed a “strike by French air traffic […]