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Air Europa Express (legally incorporated as Aeronova, S.L.U. and previously doing business as Aeronova) is a Spanish regional 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] Globalia plans 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 will be totally independent of Air Europa.[2][4][5]

Air Europa Express
Aireuropaexpresslogo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
X5 OVA AERONOVA
Founded1996 (as Aeronova)
AOC #ES.AOC.020[1]
Hubs
Frequent-flyer programSuma
Fleet size19
Parent companyGlobalia Corp.
HeadquartersSon Sant Joan, Mallorca, Spain[3]

HistoryEdit

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.[6]

In November 2015 Globalia Corporacion, parent company of Air Europa, bought Aeronova.[2][7] 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][8][4][9]

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).[10][3][11] 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.[12]

FleetEdit

 
An Air Europa Express Embraer 195LR at Frankfurt Airport

The Air Europa Express fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of April 2019):[13]

Air Europa Express fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
ATR 72-500 8 74 74
Embraer 195LR 11 12 108 120[14]
Total 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Listado de Certificados de Operador Aéreo (AOC) de avión y helicóptero" (PDF). Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA). Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Air Europa Express: Globalia's low cost airline expected for March 2016 - Flight Consulting". Flight Consulting. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Air Europa Express inaugurates operations". ch-aviation. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Globalia adquiere Aeronova para crear Air Europa Express". abc. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ POR A.C.A. (4 December 2015). "Air Europa Express despegará el 11 de enero con un avión de Aeronova". Expansión.com. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2016-01-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Globalia compra la empresa de transporte aéreo del Grupo Suñer". Las Provincias. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Globalia creará Air Europa Express para operar los vuelos de corto radio". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  9. ^ Javier Fernández Magariño (18 November 2015). "Globalia prepara el lanzamiento de la 'low cost' Air Europa Express". CINCODIAS. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  10. ^ "OY-CHT - Aircraft info and flight history". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Timeline Photos - World Airline News - Facebook". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Air Europa - Official website". Air Europa. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 13.
  14. ^ "Fleet". Air Europa. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Air Europa Express at Wikimedia Commons