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Vueling, Clickair to Merge

9 July 2008

The board of Spanish low-cost airline Vueling Airlines SA has agreed to a merger with rival Clickair after months of negotiations.

In a filing to the Spanish market regulator, Vueling said the combined company would continue to fly under the Vueling name and would remain listed on the Spanish market.

The merger, which will require clearance from antitrust regulators, will give Spain’s flag carrier, Iberia Líneas Aéreas de Espana SA, a tighter grasp on the country’s low-cost segment, which has been besieged by discount carriers Ryanair Holding PLC and easyJet PLC.

source: Wall Street Journal


Vueling will operate 8 destinations in Ibiza

20 March 2008

Vueling, the new-generation airline, culminates its most ambitious Ibiza programme ever, by linking the island with eight destinations in Spain, France, and Italy. Overall, Vueling puts on sale more that 430,000 seats in order to fly between March and October.

From May 30th to September 21st, the company will base one Airbus A-320 at Ibiza airport. This will reinforce the Barcelona and Valencia routes and will allow three new destinations: Seville, Bilbao, and Alicante.

source: Travel Daily News


Vueling will operate 8 destinations in Ibiza

5 March 2008

Vueling, the new-generation airline, culminates its most ambitious Ibiza programme ever, by linking theisland with eight destinations in Spain, France, and Italy. Overall, Vueling puts on sale more that 430,000 seats in order to fly between March and October.From May 30th to September 21st, the company will base one Airbus A-320 at Ibiza airport. This will reinforce the Barcelona and Valencia routes and will allow three new destinations: Seville, Bilbao, and Alicante.

source: traveldailynews.com


Vueling carried 77.20% more passengers than in 2006

9 January 2008

The new-generation airline, carried a total of 6,219,605 passengers during 2007, an increase of 77.20% in relation to 2006. Annual average load factor was 73%, 3.61 points above last year’s.

Vueling carried a total of 1,603,265 passengers during Q4 2007 (from October to December) and 534,808 passengers during last December, which translates into increases of 67.23% for the former, and 45.23% for the latter.

source: Boarding.no


Malta: Three new budget airlines from March

6 January 2008

Three new low-cost airlines will be operating to Malta from March, amid ambitious targets of a four to five per cent increase in arrivals over a record 2007.

The news comes days after British Airways and Easyjet announced they will be operating between Malta and London from March, signalling a ten per cent increase in seat capacity on the all-important UK route.

It’s not too soon to say we’re going to try and make 2008 an even better year,” Tourism Minister Francis Zammit Dimech told The Sunday Times.

Spanish budget airline Vueling will be servicing the Madrid to Malta route three times a week; Italian airline Volare four times weekly; and airline Norwegian.no will be flying from Malta to Oslo three times a week.

British Airways will operate a daily service to London Gatwick from March 30. GB Airways, which operated British Airways flights to Malta, has been sold to giant low-cost carrier Easyjet, which is also starting a 10-flights-a-week service to Malta from its base in Gatwick.

Though it is a budget airline, the minister confirmed that no subsidies will be provided to Easyjet since it has assumed the slots previously operated by GB Airways.

source: TimesOfMalta.com


Spanish low cost carrier to begin operations in March

20 December 2007

Spanish low cost airline Vueling Airlines, announced yesterday it is to run a Madrid/Malta flight from 31 March, adding to the growing ranks of low cost carriers plying the Malta route since the government opened up the airline travel sector.

In a statement, Vueling said tickets for the new route would run at an all-inclusive e40, at a frequency rate of three flights per week – from Madrid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from Malta on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

source: The Malta Independent


Vueling starts new low-cost flights from Málaga

29 October 2007

The troubled Spanish low-cost airline, Vueling, starts a new route between Málaga and Rome tomorrow (Sunday). There will be four flights a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to Fiumicino, the main airport in the Italian capital.

Next Tuesday the airline also starts new flights from Málaga to Brussels. It already flies to Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid and Santiago from the Costa del Sol.

source: typicallyspanish.com


Vueling June passenger traffic up 78.7 pct

14 July 2007

Vueling said the number of passengers it transported in June increased 78.7 pct to 529,537 from 296,309 a year earlier, while its load factor fell to 69.1 pct from 73.7 pct in June 2006.

In a statement, the low cost airline said that the outlook for the load factor in the third quarter is ‘favourable‘.

During the first half, the number of passengers transported rose to 2.5 mln, also up 78.7 pct from the year-earlier period, while the load factor increased to 69.5 pct from 67.0 pct, it noted.

source: ABC Money


Vueling to open new base at Sevilla airport

10 July 2007

The Spanish low cost airline, Vueling, is to open its fourth hub. The new centre will be in Sevilla and follows current centres in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. Three Airbus A320’s will be based in Sevilla and used on routes to Valencia, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan and Bilbao from the end of the October. Vueling is celebrating its 3rd birthday this month.

source: typicallyspanish.com


Vueling unveils Paris-CDG as its first base abroad

12 March 2007

Vueling opens its first operational base outside of Spain, at Paris-Charles deGaulle airport. The opening of the new base will take place on May 16th with the installation of three brand-new Airbus A320s and the launching of new routes to Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

Vueling will become the first Spanish airline in setting up a base outside of Spain and the second airline ever, only after Air France, in doing so at Paris main airport.

source: boarding.no