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Vueling to swallow clickair


Vueling and clickair have agreed to merge, in a move to rationalise competition in the brutal Spanish low cost market. A merger, which is subject to Spanish competition commission approval, would create an airline with approximately 50 aircraft and 10.7 million passengers p/a, the third largest airline in Spain, after Iberia and Spanair. A merger would also enable local LCCs to be better placed to compete with Ryanair and easyJet, which have made major inroads into the markets to/from Spain and on domestic routes over the past two years. [1040 words]

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  • Growing Spanish market slows in 2008
  • To ground up to eight aircraft in the European Winter
  • Continues business passenger push with new premium product

Graphs and data:

  • LCC market capacity (seats): 2006-2008E
  • clickair fleet: Oct-08
  • Clickair business product enhancements: 2008
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