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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 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:
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, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
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.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 was a regional airline based in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
The Ándalus Líneas Aéreas fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of 8 July 2010:
|ATR 42-300||1||0||operated by Top Fly|
|Embraer 145Jet||1||0||50 (0/50)|
Gibraltar has a limited public transport system, due to the compact size of the territory.
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