Spain is the second tourist destination in the world with more than 80 million tourists, and for this reason, Spanish airports and airlines have an important place in the tourism industry of this country. For this reason, we will discuss some Spanish airlines.
The Elite of Spanish Air Travel: Top 15 Premium Airlines
A list of Spanish airlines that offer regular and special passenger flights.
- Air Europa
- Binter Canarias
- Plus Ultra
- Iberia Express
- Wamos Air
- Evelop Airlines
- Alba Star
- Level Airlines
- Air Nostrum
- Swift Air
A low-cost airline based in Spain is called Vueling. Around 100 locations in Africa, Asia, and Europe are served by Vueling. The second-biggest airline in Spain right now is Vueling.
One of the top airlines operating in Spain is Air Europa. As Air Espana SA, it was established in 1986. Lines were formerly owned by English travel operator ILG, which also owned British airlines Air Europa and operated charter flights between the United Kingdom and Spain. Juan José Hidalgo, however, acquired the business in 1991 after ILG and Air Europa declared bankruptcy. As a result, the company has earned the distinction of being Spain’s first private airline. It started operating regular domestic flights in 1993, after the country’s liberalization of the aviation industry.
Nowadays, Air Europa serves more than 40 airports in Europe, North Africa, both Americas, and the Caribbean with 200 flights every day. It has the most longevity in Venezuela. The route from Caracas to Madrid and Brussels accounts for 20% of the company’s revenue. The SkyTeam partnership includes Air Europa.
Iberia is one of the oldest airlines in the world, which started working in 1927 in Madrid, Spain. The headquarters of the Spanish flag carrier is Madrid, and the company operates its international flights from Barajas Airport in Madrid. Iberia has regular and weekly flights to 109 cities in 39 different countries. Since 2010, Iberia Airlines and British Airways have merged through a joint agreement and formed a new company called International Airline Group (IAG). Of course, each of these companies operates under its own brand name.
Low-cost carrier Volotea operates flights from Spain to a number of predetermined locations throughout Europe. 19 Boeing 717 airplanes and 4 Airbus A319 aircraft make up Volotea’s fleet.
One of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, is home to Binter Canarias, a Spanish airline. The company was established on February 18, 1988, and the initial flight occurred in March of the following year. Gran Canaria is the major hub of the line’s three hubs. The airline offers links to countries including Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Senegal, Gambia, and Eastern Sahara in addition to the majority of local flights.
Binter Canarias assists its passengers in overcoming their fear of flying as one of just a few, if not the only, airlines. This is accomplished with the aid of a course developed in collaboration with psychologists and aeronautics experts, which, as a result of the information acquired, enables you to fly calmly.
Plus Ultra is a Madrid-based Spanish airline. Long-distance scheduled flights are offered by Plus Ultra. Airbus A340 series planes make up the company’s fleet.
Regional airline Canaryfly operates in Spain. Regular flights are run by Canaryfly from and to Gran Canaria. ATR 72-500 series planes make up the company’s fleet.
Iberia Express is a low-cost carrier based in Spain that is a subsidiary of Iberia. It serves feeder flights onto Iberia’s long-haul network from its hub at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.
Wamos Air is a Spanish-based airline that operates flights to Punta Cana, and Cancun, as well as occasional charter flights to other locations.
Located in Spain, Evelop Airlines offers flights between that country and South American vacation destinations. Airbus planes are utilized by Evelop Airlines.
With its main office in Palma de Mallorca, AlbaStar S.A. is a privately held Spanish airline that operates both regular and charter flights.
Spanish low-cost carrier Level operates flights. From Barcelona, Level regularly offers flights to Boston, New York, and San Francisco in North America, as well as to Buenos Aires in South America and Santiago de Chile in the Caribbean. Airbus A330-200 type aircraft are flown by Level Airlines.
Valencia serves as the home base for the regional airline Air Nostrum, which is officially known as Air Nostrum Lneas Aéreas del Mediterráneo, S.A.
Being an associate member of the Oneworld airline alliance, it now runs as an Iberia Regional franchisee. Air Nostrum offers charter flights on 91 local and international itineraries to 51 locations. Both Barcelona Airport and Madrid-Barajas Airport serve as hubs, Valencia Airport serves as the organization’s primary base. Moreover, limited operations are performed on behalf of Brussels Airlines, which started operating in late 2018 and has since replaced linked wet-lease specialized airline CityJet.
Moreover, Iryo, a Spanish high-speed rail service that launched in November 2022, is partially owned by Air Nostrum.
Madrid, Spain serves as the home base for the airline Swift air S.A. throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, it runs passenger, cargo, and charter flights on a regular basis. Madrid-Barajas Airport serves as its primary base. There are now 41 different aircraft in its mixed fleet.
Madrid, Spain is home to the aerospace company Gestair. It ran three business divisions in 2008, one of which was air freight.