Air Europa

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Air Europa
Air Europa Logo (2015).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
UX AEA EUROPA
Founded 1986
Hubs Madrid Barajas Airport
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Suma
(formerly Flying Blue and Fidelitas)
Alliance SkyTeam
Subsidiaries Air Europa Express
Fleet size 56
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 an airline in Spain, the third largest 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] 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.

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.[citation needed] 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.[5] Air Europa retired their last 767 on 13 April 2012. They also operated as Air France between Valencia Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport with daily Boeing 737-800 service.

Destinations[edit]

Air Europa 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.[6] During the last ten years, scheduled flights have increased their share of operations.[7]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

In addition to SkyTeam partners, Air Europa has codeshare agreements with the following airlines;

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

Air Europa Embraer 195 in the new livery
Air Europa Boeing 737-800 in the old livery
Air Europa Boeing 737-800 in Skyteam livery
Air Europa Airbus A330-200 in the old livery

As of September 2016, the Air Europa fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9]

Air Europa fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A330-200 12 24 275 299 One painted in SkyTeam livery
Oldest to be replaced by Boeing 787-9
Airbus A330-300 5[10] 271 271 2 leased to WOW Air
388 388
ATR 72-200 2 68 68 leased from Swiftair[11]
ATR 72-500 4 68 68 leased from Swiftair[11]
Boeing 737-800 22 3 12 168 180 One painted in SkyTeam livery
1 leased to Jet2.
Boeing 737 MAX 8 22[12] TBA Deliveries begin in 2018 replacing older 737s
Boeing 787-8 2 6[13] 22 274 296
Boeing 787-9 14[14] TBA Replacing older A330-200.
Embraer ERJ-145 1 49 49 leased from Privilege Style
Embraer ERJ-195 8 12 110 122 To be transferred to Air Europa Express
Total 56 45

Historical fleet[edit]

Air Europa used to operate the following aircraft:[15]

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

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. ^ Air Dominicana listed as defunct. Retrieved 2009-09-29 Archived August 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 56. 
  7. ^ "Air Europa #3 in Madrid; operates mix of domestic, long-haul and some EU services". anna.aero. 12 September 2008. 
  8. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/23/uxju-codeshare-nov15/
  9. ^ "Air Europe fleet list". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  10. ^ "Air Europa A330 Fleet". 
  11. ^ a b "Planespotters.net". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  12. ^ "Air Europa firmó en 2015 acuerdos para adquirir 20 aviones Boeing 737-8". expansion.com. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  13. ^ "B787 orders aireuropa.com blog". billete996.aireuropa.com. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  14. ^ "B787-9 order". money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  15. ^ "Air Europa Fleets". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Air Europa at Wikimedia Commons


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