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Clickair allows pets on planes

28 December 2008

The Spanish no-frills airline Clickair has become the first European carrier to allow pets in the cabin on domestic and international flights. From July 2009, and subject to local regulations, dogs, cats and rabbits (and possibly chickens) weighing no more than 17lb “‘may travel in a suitable crate placed at the feet of their owners’”.


Clickair launches £40 rescue rate for stranded XL and Futura passengers in Spain and the UK

16 September 2008

Spanish low fares carrier clickair today announced a £40 flat fee, per sector fare to help XL Leisure Group and Futura passengers stranded in Spain – primarily in the Balearic and Canary Islands – get home.

The offer follows the cancellation of flights by the British tour operator and Spanish charter airline and also applies to European originating passengers looking to get back to Spain from the UK.

source: TravelWeekly

clickair and Germanwings team to increase destinations – Unique cross-selling agreement is industry first

2 May 2008

clickair and Germanwings will make selected flights between their respective countries available to each other’s passengers following the ratification of an online marketing agreement. The partnership is aimed at increasing the number of destinations offered on their respective websites.

Effective immediately, passengers browsing clickair’s website for flights from Barcelona to Germany can select clickair’s own destinations (Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich) but also Stuttgart and Cologne, whereupon they are redirected to Germanwings’ website to complete the transaction.

source: Peanuts!

Clickair is first LCC to fly from the UK to Vigo, Northern Spain

25 April 2008

New London Gatwick route starts on 21 June. Clickair announced it is launching new flights from London Gatwick to Vigo, its sixth Spanish route from the UK. The three times weekly Airbus A320 flights to Vigo will commence on 21-Jun-08 with seats already on sale.

Clickair’s decision to commence the service follows the ratification of an agreement between the Foundation Provigo, the city’s Mayor, the head of the Galician Regional Government’s Tourism Authority and clickair. It is anticipated the route will support 60,000 passengers in its first year, taking the number of passengers travelling through Vigo’s expanding international Peinador Airport to 1.5 million passengers during 2008.

source: Peanuts!

Spanish low-cost carrier scraps Sofia-Barcelona flight plans

22 February 2008

Spanish low-cost airline Clickair has scrapped plans to introduce a regular Sofia-Barcelona flight as part of its cost-cutting push, daily El Pais reported on February 4.

Clickair, partially owned by Spanish national flag carrier Iberia, has dropped a total of eight routes to trim down its flight schedule, choosing to concentrate on its more profitable flights.

source: Sofia Echo

New low-cost route from Gatwick to Bilbao

8 February 2008

Britons wanting to enjoy the cultural attractions of the northern Spanish city of Bilbao will have a new low-cost flight option as clickair announces a new daily service from London Gatwick.

The new route will operate from March 30th, replacing a previous Iberia service, departing the UK at 09:55 GMT and returning from Bilbao at 11:35 GMT.

“‘We are very pleased to be adding another popular cultural destination to our network from London Gatwick,'” said clickair’s chief executive Alex Cruz, himself a native of Bilbao.


clickair extends online check-in initiative to London

22 January 2008

Spanish airline clickair has launched ”click&fly” check-in at London Heathrow and plans to roll the service out to Gatwick shortly.

The service allows UK and European-originating passengers to select their seat and print their boarding pass as soon as the booking is confirmed, even if the date of travel is six months away.

source: Travelmole

Spain’s Clickair to grow cautiously in second year

10 January 2008

Clickair carried 4.5 million passengers in 2007, in line with its business plan, but full-year revenue came in lower than forecast, CEO Alex Cruz told ‘ATWOnline’ while also confirming the LCC will scale down its planned fleet expansion this year.

Two new A320s are scheduled to be delivered in February and March, but deliveries beyond that are being put on hold. Clickair ended 2007 with 23 aircraft and had planned to grow to 30 by the end of this year. “‘We will not execute this fully this year,” Cruz said, citing a price war in Spain and high oil prices. “We favor a cautious approach in this difficult environment. Our contracts allow us flexibility, which also means we can add more capacity later in the year if the market conditions improve.'”

source: ATW

Iberia’s Clickair to lead in passenger volume by end-Nov at El Prat

2 October 2007

Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA’s 20-pct owned Clickair’s chief executive Alex Cruz said the low cost unit will lead its competitors in terms of passenger volume at Barcelona’s El Prat airport by the end of November.

Speaking at a conference to celebrate Clickair’s first anniversary, Cruz said the airline aims to increase its market share in El Pratt from 13 pct at the end of August to around 15 pct at the end of November.

source: Forbes

Clickair inaugurates low cost Malta-Barcelona route

30 June 2007

Spanish low-cost airline clickair inaugurated its Malta-Barcelona route yesterday with the arrival of the airline’s first flight at Malta International Airport. The airline will operate the route on a twice-weekly basis until October, after which it will review its plans.

But, as Clickair chief executive officer Alex Cruz said yesterday, “‘Continuity is our goal and by design we wish to remain in all the markets we have entered.'”

Clickair, despite being just a little over one year old, is Barcelona’s biggest operator in terms of routes offered and is the biggest operator out of Seville in terms of both routes and passengers.

source: The Malta Independent