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|Hubs||Madrid Barajas Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Flying Blue
|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)|
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. 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.
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. Globalia's headquarters are also in the Polígono Son Noguera.
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. 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.
Also in the summer season, Air Europa operates for some Thomas Cook charter flights, normally from their main base of Palma de Mallorca.
Air Europa has codeshare agreements with its SkyTeam partners.
As of 22 March 2014, the Air Europa fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 7.5 years:
|275||299||One painted SkyTeam livery|
|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||TBD|
|Embraer ERJ-145||1||0||TBD||leased from Privilege Style|
Air Europa used to operate the following aircraft:
|British Aerospace ATP||10||1996||2001||Operated by Air Europa Express|
- List of airlines of Spain
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- Air Europe (1979–1991)
- Air Europe (Italy) (1989–2008)
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