|Spanair flight 5022 crash near Madrid Barajas|
in 2008 left a scar on Spanair's image. 154
people lost their lives.
This leaves a huge gap in Barcelona, but it is safe to assume that Vueling and Air Europa will expand rapidly in the market. Star Alliance now became the only airline alliance without its player in the Spanish market, so they might want to do their best at keeping TAP Portugal away from IAG.
JK was never favored by its passengers - it was regarded as offering poor and overpriced service, something that simply couldn't work in such a dense market like Spain. But now, it's too late for an overhaul. As we can see, JK was just a bubble waiting to be burst.