Air Europa Express

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Air Europa Express
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1996 (as Aeronova)
AOC # ES.AOC.020 [1]
Frequent-flyer program Suma
Alliance SkyTeam (Affiliate)
Fleet size19
Parent company Globalia Corp.
Headquarters Son Sant Joan, Mallorca, Spain [3]

Air Europa Express (legally incorporated as Aeronova, S.L.U. and previously doing business as Aeronova) is a Spanish regional low-cost airline. It is a subsidiary of Globalia (which is also the parent company of Air Europa). The airline is set to operate regional routes for Air Europa. [3]



The airline was founded in Spain in 1996 as Aeronova and flew scheduled and charter flights on behalf of other companies. Aeronova also had a school offering training for pilots on the two types the airline flew, the ATR 42 and the Fairchild SA-227 Metro. [4]

In November 2015 Globalia Corporacion, parent company of Air Europa, bought Aeronova. [2] [5] Later the same month it was announced that Globalia would rebrand the company as Air Europa Express to operate Air Europa's regional flights. [2] [6] [7] [8]

The new Air Europa Express is Globalia's third attempt at creating a regional subsidiary. The first was another airline with the same name which collapsed in 2001; a second airline, known as Universal Airlines, never commenced operations. [3]

The airline commenced operations as Air Europa Express on 11 January 2016 with two daily flights between Valencia and Madrid; and one daily flight between Valencia and Palma de Malorca; operating under the Aeronova Air operator's certificate (AOC). [9] [3] [10] It was expected to get a new AOC in March 2016 to fully change the name from Aeronova to Air Europa Express. [2] This change has not occurred yet, as the company still operates under the Aeronova legal name and AOC. [1] Tickets for flights are only available for purchase from the Air Europa website. [11]

As of 2016, Globalia planned to have Air Europa grow and operate long-haul flights, and have Air Europa Express for short-haul and regional routes to be more competitive and reduce costs. The airline is not a part of Air Europa and therefore the staff of the airline would be totally independent of Air Europa. [2] [7] [12]


An Air Europa Express Embraer 195LR at Frankfurt Airport EC-KRJ Air Europa Express Embraer ERJ-195LR coming in from Madrid (MAD - LEMD) @ Frankfurt - International (FRA - EDDF) - 24.11.2016 (31077802422).jpg
An Air Europa Express Embraer 195LR at Frankfurt Airport

The Air Europa Express fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of September 2020): [13]

Air Europa Express fleet
AircraftIn serviceOrdersPassengersNotes
ATR 72-500 87474
Embraer 195LR 1112108120 [14]

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