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Air Europa
Aire Europa
Air Europa.svg
IATA
UX
ICAO
AEA
Callsign
EUROPA
Founded 1986
Hubs Madrid Barajas Airport
Focus cities Tenerife South Airport
Barcelona Airport
Palma de Mallorca Airport
Frequent flyer program Flying Blue (formerly Fidelitas)
Alliance SkyTeam (associate)
Fleet size 40 (+41 orders)
Destinations 44
Parent company Globalia Corp.
Headquarters Llucmajor, Majorca, Spain
Key people Juan Jose Hidalgo (Chairman and CEO)
Website http://www.aireuropa.com

Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A.U. is an airline headquartered in the Centro Empresarial Globalia in Llucmajor, Majorca, Spain.[1][2] It operates inclusive tour services between northern and western Europe and holiday resorts in the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands. It also operates domestic scheduled services and long-haul scheduled services to North America, South America and the Caribbean. Its main base is Palma de Mallorca Airport, Palma de Mallorca[3].

The airline is 100% owned by Globalia, a travel and tourism company managed by Juan Jose Hidalgo, and since September 2007 it has been an associate member of the SkyTeam alliance. During the last ten years its operations have gradually shifted ever more to focusing on scheduled flights.[4]

Contents

History

Air Europa B738 EC-III.jpg
Boeing 737-800 landing at Bristol Airport
Boeing 737-85P at Madrid Barajas Airport
Boeing 767-300ER

Air Europa started in 1986 (registered in Spain as Air España SA and previously known as such) as part of the British ILG-Air Europe Group and 75% owned by Spanish banks. It originally had a similar livery to Air Europe but with Air Europa titles, aircraft were registered in Spain and flew holiday charters from Mediterranean resorts and European cities using a Boeing 737-300. It was the first Spanish private company to operate national scheduled flights (besides charter flights which used to be its main business). When parent company ILG ceased trading in 1991 Air Europa continued profitably with a larger fleet of Boeing 737s. It signed a franchise agreement with Iberia in January 1998, but this has since been dissolved. It is now owned by Globalia Corporación Empresarial S.A. At the end of the 1990s Boeing 737-800 jets were introduced along with a new livery. In June 2005 it was announced among the four future associate members of SkyTeam alliance, due to join by 2006. However, the joining date was postponed, and became a member on on 1 September 2007.

Destinations

Fleet

The Air Europa fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 13 September 2009) [5]:

Air Europa Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Purchase Rights Passengers
Airbus A330-200 6 0 0 299
Boeing 737-800 31 33 0 186
Boeing 767-300ER 2 0 0 263
Boeing 787-8 0 8 8 TBA
Embraer E-195 4 7 0 122

Codeshare agreements

Air Europa has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Air Europa was the parent company for Air Dominicana, the new flag carrier of the Dominican Republic, until bankruptcy was declared on 21 September 2009.[6]

Incidents and accidents

  • On 27 October 2007, a Boeing 737-800 chartered by the UN destroyed dozens of approach and landing lights whilst making a low approach at Poland's Katowice International Airport.[7] No passengers were reported injured but the aircraft suffered extensive damage to the fuselage and engines.
  • On 31 October 2008, Air Europa Flight 196 from Glasgow overran the runway at Lanzarote Airport. No injuries were reported amongst the 74 passengers and crew.[8]

See also


References

  1. ^ "Fact Sheet." SkyTeam. Retrieved on 27 December 2008.
  2. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. "62."
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 56. 2007-03-27.  
  4. ^ "Air Europa #3 in Madrid; operates mix of domestic, long-haul and some EU services". anna.aero. 12 September 2008. http://www.anna.aero/2008/09/12/air-europa-no3-in-madrid/.  
  5. ^ ch-aviation.ch fleetlist
  6. ^ http://www.airlineupdate.com/airlines/airline_extra/defunctairlines/defunctairlines_2009.htm Air Dominicana listed as defunct. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
  7. ^ "Spanish 737's low approach wrecks Katowice Airport lighting" Flight Global, 29/10/07
  8. ^ "Flight from Glasgow comes off runway in Lanzarote". London: Times Online. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5053349.ece. Retrieved 2008-10-31.  

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Simple English

Air Europa is a Spanish airline based on the Balearic island of Mallorca. It operates flights within Spain but also to other places in Europe and further away, it concentrates on the holiday market.

Destinations

Air Europa flies to destinations in Europe, Africa and both North and South America.

Fleet

The Air Europa fleet is :


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