New planes

LAST UPDATED: 3 Oct, 2012 @ 16:07
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A new Granada airline, Hispania Airways, will soon link the city with Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome

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  1. “New Planes”? No, not new, and there is only one of them according to the aviation press:

    “Hispania Airways (Granada (GRX)) plans to wet-lease an A320-200 from Lithuanian ACMI specialist Avion Express (X9, Vilnius International (VNO))”

  2. It’d be a bit hard to operate services to Madrid (4 times a week), London (twice), Barcelona (twice) Paris (twice) and Rome (twice a week) with just one plane. In fact they are starting off with 4 A-320 planes, and are expanding staff from 15 to 50. http://www.02b.com/en/notices/2012/10/araque_will_invest_two_millions_in_the_despegue_of_hispania_airways_3016.php “To begin the initial phase the company will operate four A-320 airplanes capable of holding 180 passengers each. Initially Hispania Airways will combine charter with regular flights although it aims to specialize in the latter. ” @JReid I agree the prices are not budget, but if you are taking luggage, and don’t want the hidden charges of a certain other operator the gap narrows. There are always time-poor cash-rich people who will appreciate flying there instead of the journey via Malaga. The question will be, are there enough of them?

  3. Very good news for the city. It should cut the journey time from London to central Granada by nearly 3 hours, bringing Granada back into the picture for people taking short breaks from SE England. The Granada/Stanstead planes were always full, so hopefully, these folk will come back.

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