Ándalus Líneas Aéreas

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Ándalus Líneas Aéreas
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IATA ICAO Callsign
EAANUANDALUS
Founded 2008
Commenced operations 27 February 2009
Ceased operations 13 August 2010
Hubs Málaga Airport
Secondary hubs Madrid Airport, Nador Airport, Barcelona Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 7
Headquarters Málaga, Spain
Website http://www.andalus.es/
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Ándalus Líneas Aéreas also known as just Ándalus was a Spanish regional airline based in Málaga, Spain. It offered regular flights, charters and ad hoc transportation services aiming to attract tourist traffic to Andalucia and opening up new destinations for the community.

Regional airline airline connecting smaller airports within a region

Regional airlines are airlines that operate regional aircraft to provide passenger air service to communities without sufficient demand to attract mainline service. There are two main ways for a regional airline to do business:

  1. As an affiliated airline, contracting with a major airline, operating under their brand name, and filling two roles: delivering passengers to the major airline's hubs from surrounding communities, known as regional feeds, and increasing frequency of service on mainline routes during times when demand does not warrant use of large aircraft, known as commuter flights.
  2. Operating as an independent airline under their own brand, mostly providing service to small and isolated communities, for whom the airline is the only reasonable link to a larger town. Examples of this are PenAir, which links the remote Aleutian Islands to Anchorage, Alaska, and Mokulele Airlines, which operates in the Hawaiian islands.
Málaga Municipality in Andalusia, Spain

Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 571,026 in 2018, it is the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometres east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.

Spain Kingdom in Southwest Europe

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History

On February 27, 2009 the airline started its first passenger flights. Its founders were executives of the airline Air Madrid, which ceased operation in December 2006. Initially, its fleet comprises an Embraer 145, but this was expected to increase to offer B767 flights to the Caribbean and Latin America, but this never happened.

Air Madrid Líneas Aéreas S.A. was an airline headquartered in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Community of Madrid, Spain, operating services to Spain, Tenerife, Mexico, South America, Central America, Europe and Israel. It suspended its operations on 15 December 2006, leaving more than 330,000 passengers stranded in Latin America and Spain. Air Comet took over the Latin American routes, but has now ceased operations as well.

On April 29 it commenced flights on the Gibraltar to Madrid route previously abandoned by GB Airways and Iberia. [1] Daily weekday flights to Madrid with an additional Sunday night service were operating. Thrice weekly flights to Barcelona has commenced from the start of July 2009. The routes would be flown by Embraer 145. This is the first time that Gibraltar airport has had flights to both Madrid and Barcelona.

On 13 August 2010, the airline ceased operations because the local aviation authorities withdrew their licence.

Ándalus used the IATA code "EA", which previously belonged to the now defunct German airline European Air Express.

European Air Express former German regional airline

European Air Express was a regional airline based in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Destinations

Fleet

The Ándalus Líneas Aéreas fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of 8 July 2010: [2]

Ándalus Líneas Aéreas
AircraftTotalOrdersPassengers
(Business/Economy)
Notes
ATR 42-300 10operated by Top Fly
Embraer 145Jet 1050 (0/50)

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References

  1. Air Andalus starts service
  2. Ándalus Fleet