Air Europa Expected to Take Delivery of 50 New Boeing 737 MAXs and 787 DreamlinersDecember 2nd, 2022
Air Europa Expected to Take Delivery of 50 New Boeing 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners
Air Europa expects to take delivery of 50 Boeing aircraft, including the 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner, in the next few years. The aircraft will be leased by companies such as AerCap and Avolon.
New planes coming
Just as our world was on the brink of strife, Air Europa was improving to better adapt and grow. Jesús Nuño de la Rosa, Air Europa’s recently appointed CEO, said that the company is looking to earn more trust with its customers, while it grows and goes beyond compliance.
In an interview with Última Hora , Nuño de la Rosa mentioned the company’s short-term plan for a fleet of 50 aircraft, which would be balanced between Boeing 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliners.
As of November 2022, Air Europa’s fleet will include at least one Airbus A320-200, one A321-200, 18 Boeing 737-800s, ten 787-8s, and 12 787-9s. As of earlier this year, the CEO said the plan is to close next year with a fleet of at least 61 planes.
Air Europa’s passenger recovery
According to data released by the Minister of Transportation, Spain had 81.4 million passengers between January and August 2019 – compared to historical levels before the COVID-19 pandemic, this is 16.3% lower than during that time frame in 2019.
In just the past year, Air Europe has had a 124% growth in traffic and 4.7% of the share of the market. The Globalia-owned airline carried 6.16 million passengers in the first eight months.
With its low fares and domestic network, Air Europa has a smaller market share in Spain than rivals Vueling, Ryanair, and Iberia Express.
Air Europa is the tenth most important airline in Spain, and it has carried 1.55 million passengers to date. In international markets outside of the European Union, Air Europa has carried 1.90 million passengers – one of only six carriers with more than a 4% market share – indicating that people are looking for affordable, quality travel options when they’re away from home.
More destinations coming
Air Europa just announced a plan to extend their route service and add new destinations, increasing the number of seats they offer by 60%. They expect to close out their second quarter with a total “historic” gross operating profit of €160 million ($159.6m).
Air Europa announced that it plans to add new capacity in key destinations like Asunción (ASU), Córdoba (COR), Panama City (PTY), and Medellín (MDE). The company has also planned to continue its expansion into other Latin American countries like Chile, Mexico, and Costa Rica.