Air Europa

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Air Europa
Air Europa Logo (2015).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1986; 32 years ago (1986)
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programSuma (formerly Flying Blue and Fidelitas)
SubsidiariesAir Europa Express
Fleet size46
Destinations44[citation needed]
Company sloganYour travel companion
Parent companyGlobalia Corp.
HeadquartersLlucmajor, Mallorca, Spain
Key peopleJuan José Hidalgo (Chairman and CEO)
Employees2,949 (5 March 2014)

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.


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 and its aircraft were registered in Spain. It flew holiday charters from Mediterranean resorts and European cities using Boeing 737-300s and Boeing 757s. 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 Air Europa was among four future associate members of the 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 its last Boeing 767 on 13 April 2012.


Air Europa Boeing 787-8 on approach to Madrid-Barajas airport
Airbus A330-300 with the airline's new livery
Embraer 195 in the new livery
Air Europa Boeing 737-800 in SkyTeam livery
ATR 72-500 in the old livery

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,[when?] scheduled flights have increased their share of operations.[7]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

As of November 2016, Air Europa has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[8]


As of May 2018, 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 10 24 275 299 Two painted in SkyTeam livery.
To be replaced by Boeing 787s.[10]
Airbus A330-300 2 34 265 299 To be replaced by Boeing 787s.[10]
388 388
Boeing 737-800 21 12 168 180 One painted in SkyTeam livery.
Boeing 737 MAX 8 22[10] TBA Deliveries begin in 2020.[11]
Replacing older 737-800.[12][13]
Boeing 787-8 8 22 274 296 Replacing A330 series.[10]
Boeing 787-9 2 16[citation needed] 30 303 333[14] Replacing A330 series.[10]
To be delivered from 2018 to 2022.[15]
Total 43 38

Historical fleet[edit]

Air Europa previously operated the following aircraft:[16]

Air Europa historical fleet
Aircraft Introduced Retired Notes
Airbus A340-200 2005 2007
ATR 42 1996 1997 Operated by Air Europa Express[citation needed]
Boeing 737-300 1986 2004
Boeing 737-400 1994 2006
Boeing 737-600 2003 2004
Boeing 757-200 1987 1998
Boeing 767-200 1996 2001
Boeing 767-300ER 2000 2012
British Aerospace ATP 1996 2001
Embraer 195 2008 2017 Operated by Air Europa Express

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Corporate Information / Globalia Archived 2010-12-09 at the Wayback Machine.." 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 Archived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.." 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". 12 September 2008.
  8. ^ "Profile on Air Europa Lineas Aereas". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  9. ^ "Fleet". 2 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Air Europa firmó en 2015 acuerdos para adquirir 20 aviones Boeing 737-8" [Air Europa signed agreements in 2015 to acquire 20 Boeing 737-8 aircraft]. (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información Económica S.L. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  11. ^ Press, Europa (2017-06-20). "Air Europa recibe su octavo 'Dreamliner' y culmina la primera fase de la renovación de su flota". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  12. ^ "Air Europa ultima con Boeing un 'macropedido' de 20 aviones". Sabemos Digital. 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  13. ^ "Air Europa compra 20 Boeing 737MAX 8 | Fly News". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  14. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Europa schedules 787-9 Argentina service in March 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  15. ^ "Spain's Air Europa to lease four B787-9s from BOC Aviation". Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Air Europa Fleets". 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