Madrid Barajas Airport
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- IATA Code
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- Avda. de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain
- Spain and Canary Islands
- Domestic | International
- Airport Type
- Other airports serving Madrid
- Torrejon Airport
- 4100m x 60m
3500m x 60m
4350m x 60m
3500m x 60m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Aegean Airlines
Air Europa Lineas Aereas
Boliviana de Aviación
CSA Czech Airlines
Cubana de Aviacion
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA
Royal Air Maroc
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Austral
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Heli Air Monaco
South African Airways
Ukraine International Airlines
Madrid Barajas (Adolfo Suárez) Airport is the main international gateway to Madrid, Spain. Among the busiest airports in Europe, Madrid Barajas hosts domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services from over 60 airlines and is the major hub for airlines including Iberia, Air Europa, easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling. Madrid is a major European airport for passengers travelling to and from Latin America, with Spanish and Latin American airlines operating extensively between the two regions.
Location of Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain and Canary Islands
Ground Handlers and Cargo Handlers servicing Madrid Barajas Airport
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The announcement that Qatar Airways (QA) has acquired a 9.99% stake in the publicly listed IAG was something of a surprise. True, IAG's British Airways was instrumental in bringing QA into the oneworld alliance. The two groups codeshare on a number of routes and QA operates freighter capacity for IAG Cargo. They frequently make comments about each other in public that demonstrate a consderably more balanced relationship than between other big European legacy airline groups and competitors from the Gulf.
There is much more that could be done to build a wider and deeper relationship between the two. The two groups' networks complement each other in Asia Pacific and the Americas and more codesharing would make sense for both. Some form of joint venture agreement is even on the cards.
Nevertheless, on the face of it, deepening the relationship does not require an equity stake on either side. Perhaps it is QA's way of demonstrating that it is serious about a commercial partnership that is both close and long term. For IAG, if the relationship works, then it could give a further advantage over Air-France-KLM and Lufthansa.
Etihad Airways has been named the CAPA Airline of the Year for 2014 at the 12th annual CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence in Antwerp, at a gala industry function hosted by Travelport.
The CAPA Airline of the Year is awarded to the carrier that has had the greatest impact on the development of the airline industry, established itself as a leader, and the benchmark for others to follow.
Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman of CAPA, said: “The efficiency of the aviation industry is strangled by archaic ownership and control rules that prevent cross border mergers and rationalisation of airline offerings. More than any other factor this has effectively confined the industry to drastic financial underperformance. Faced with this roadblock, no single full service airline has done more than Etihad Airways to challenge the status quo with its remarkable strategic partnership model.
LATAM Airlines Group is making adjustments to its international network in late 2014 and 2015 as the macroeconomic conditions in some of its home markets remain weak. The changes also reflect the group's ability to leverage the combined fleets of LAN and TAM post merger as LATAM continues its efforts to shed inefficient aircraft as it phases out 39 jets during a two year period.
LATAM is increasing frequency to North America and adding service to Europe even as it has cited some pressure in those markets during the last year.
But the company appears wisely to be selecting markets that are largely shielded from competition that could help deflect any lingering economic weakness within South America.
Avianca’s strength in Colombia and Peru, two of Latin America’s fast growing markets, helped the carrier record strong financial results for 4Q2013 and FY2013.
The company also achieved other significant achievements in 2013 including rebranding all the carriers within the Avianca-TACA group to Avianca and the completion of a listing on the New York Stock Exchange to broaden its reach for funding for expansion.
A continued fleet renewal and long-haul growth is driving Avianca’s planned 8% to 9% capacity growth during 2014 as the carrier readies for the launch of new service from Bogota to London in Jul-2014. Given Avianca’s strong performance during 2013, it should be able to absorb the capacity increase without hurting its profits.
United recorded commendable financial results for 4Q2013 and FY2013, as the carrier recorded its highest profitability for 4Q since merging with Continental in 2010. The results were encouraging given the operational and financial obstacles the carrier encountered in FY2012.
The airline has declared that 2013 was the year it moved past its integration, and built a foundation on which to grow, presumably into a scenario of consistent profitability. While United may believe its integration challenges are still in the rear-view mirror, there are considerable outstanding labour issues, notably a joint contract for the airline’s flight attendants.
In the short term United appears to be keeping its momentum despite some fall-out from the Jan-2014 winter storms that triggered more than 6,000 flight cancellations for the carrier. After some revenue weakness during 2013, United believes a recalibration of its revenue management system should continue to accelerate yield improvement through 1H2014.
Air Europa-Etihad codeshare links LatAm to Asia Pacific: Etihad again challenges alliance status quo
The new codeshare agreement announced this week by Air Europa and Etihad is clearly based on each party gaining access to parts of the other’s network that complement their own. Air Europa will link its Madrid hub to Etihad’s in Abu Dhabi, giving the latter non-stop access to Spain for the first time (albeit via codeshare), but this deal does not seem to be about Europe.
Air Europa’s greatest asset is its Latin American network, where Etihad has only one destination currently. Under the new deal, Etihad will have the widest access to Latin America of the three big Gulf carriers. For its part, Air Europa is currently absent from Asia Pacific and the Middle East, but it will gain better access to these regions through Etihad than its Spanish rival Iberia has through its oneworld partners.
The agreement also casts the spotlight once more on the development of airline alliances. On the surface, this is just another bilateral partnership, but it raises further questions. For example, what does the addition of another codeshare agreement between Etihad and a SkyTeam member mean for that alliance grouping, as the ties grow stronger? How will arch-enemy Delta view its SkyTeam partners' ever-closer friend? And is this new codeshare a precursor to Air Europa’s joining the Etihad ‘Equity Alliance’?