Air Europa

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Air Europa
Air Europa.svg
IATA
UX
ICAO
AEA
Callsign
EUROPA
Founded 1986
Hubs Madrid Barajas Airport
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Flying Blue
(formerly Fidelitas)
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 47
Destinations 44
Company slogan Your travel companion
Parent company Globalia Corp.
Headquarters Llucmajor, Mallorca, Spain
Key people Juan José Hidalgo (Chairman and CEO)
Employees 2,949 (5 March 2014)
Website www.aireuropa.com

Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A.U. is the third largest airline in Spain after Iberia and Vueling. The airline is headquartered in the Polígono Son Noguera in the Centro Empresarial Globalia in Llucmajor, Majorca, Spain.[1][2][3][4] It also operates 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 and South America. Its main base is Palma de Mallorca Airport, Palma de Mallorca.[5]

The airline is 100% owned by Globalia, a travel and tourism company managed by Juan José Hidalgo. Since September 2007 the airline has been a member of the SkyTeam alliance. During the last ten years its operations have gradually shifted ever more to focusing on scheduled flights.[6] Globalia's headquarters are also in the Polígono Son Noguera.[7]

History[edit]

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 Boeing 737-300 and Boeing 757. 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 and 757s. 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 it did not become a member until 1 September 2007. 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.[8] Air Europa retired their last 767 on the 13 April 2012. They also operated as Air France between Valencia Airport and Charles De Gaulle Airport with daily Embraer 195 service.

Destinations[edit]

Air Europa Boeing 737-800 taking off from Málaga

Also in the summer season, Air Europa operates for some Thomas Cook charter flights, normally from their main base of Palma de Mallorca.

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Air Europa has codeshare agreements with its SkyTeam partners.

Fleet[edit]

Embraer E-195 in Madrid
Air Europa Boeing 737-800 in Skyteam livery

Current fleet[edit]

As of 22 March 2014, the Air Europa fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 7.5 years:[9]

Air Europa fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A330-200 12 1 18(new)
24(old)
275 299 One painted SkyTeam livery
Airbus A330-300 2 0 0 388 388
ATR 72-212 1 0 0 0 68 leased from Swiftair
Boeing 737-800 20 30 12 168 180 One painted SkyTeam livery
Boeing 787-9 20[citation needed] TBD
Embraer ERJ-145 1 0 TBD leased from Privilege Style
Embraer E-195LR 11 4 12 110 122
Total 47 55

Historical fleet[edit]

Air Europa used to operate the following aircraft:[10]

Air Europa Historic Fleet
Aircraft Quantity Introduced Retired Notes
Airbus A340-200 1 2005 2007
ATR 42 1 1996 1997
Boeing 737-300 18 1986 2004
Boeing 737-400 11 1994 2006
Boeing 737-600 3 2003 2004
Boeing 757-200 16 1987 1998
Boeing 767-200 2 1996 2001
Boeing 767-300ER 5 2000 2012
British Aerospace ATP 10 1996 2001 Operated by Air Europa Express

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

Nose damage to Flight 41
  • On the 9th of September 2014, an Airbus A330-200, operating as Air Europa Flight 401, Madrid-Barajas Airport to Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, Buenos Aires flew directly into a rather serious hailstorm, receiving serious damage to the nose and both windshields. The tip of the nose of the aircraft was completely destroyed with all the paint gone and all the inner sensors and computers destroyed. Over 30 people were injured, a few requiring treatment. The aircraft also received serious wing damage and damaged flaps, though the aircraft was able to make an emergency landing [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Information / Globalia." Air Europa. Retrieved on 17 December 2010. "Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A.U. ·Centro Empresarial Globalia. Apdo. Correos-132. 07620 Llucmajor - Baleares - Spain"
  2. ^ "Bases_Sorteo_Ginebra.pdf." Air Europa. Retrieved on 8 November 2012. "AIR EUROPA LÍNEAS AÉREAS S.A. (Sociedad Unipersonal), con domicilio en Polígono Son Noguera, Carretera Arenal-Llucmajor, Km 21,5 de Llucmajor, Mallorca,"
  3. ^ "Fact Sheet." SkyTeam. Retrieved on 27 December 2008.
  4. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. "62." "Centro Empresarial Globalia, PO Box 132, Llucmajor, Baleares, 07620, Spain"
  5. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 56. 
  6. ^ "Air Europa #3 in Madrid; operates mix of domestic, long-haul and some EU services". anna.aero. 12 September 2008. 
  7. ^ "Privacy Policy." Air Europa. Retrieved on November 8, 2012. "Globalia Corporación. Polígono Son Noguera. Carretera Arenal-Llucmajor, KM 21.5. C.P. 07620, Llucmajor, Islas Baleares, España."
  8. ^ Air Dominicana listed as defunct. Retrieved 2009-09-29[dead link]
  9. ^ "Air Europe fleet list". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  10. ^ "Air Europa Fleets". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.weather.com/travel/hail-damages-aireuropa-plane-buenos-aires-20140912

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Coordinates: 39°29′00″N 2°51′04″E / 39.48333°N 2.85111°E / 39.48333; 2.85111