30 September, 2014
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Qatar Airways and Vueling sign interline agreement to boost flight options at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport

Qatar Airways expands its passenger offering through new relationship with Vueling

Partnership is the first between the two airlines and follows Qatar Airways membership of the oneworld alliance in 2013

September 30, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain – Qatar Airways and Vueling have signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar’s five-star national carrier to increase the number of passengers to Europe, as well as strengthen Vueling’s Barcelona hub.

The partnership between the two airlines will also improve trans-European traffic by providing more long-haul connections. El Prat airport is Vueling’s main hub where the Spanish company has a 38% market share, and from which the Spanish airline offers direct flights to 121 destinations and up to 11,000 connections across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

“This agreement with Vueling is the first step in offering our clients seamless access in and out of Europe via El Prat-Barcelona”, said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “We look forward to working very closely with Vueling to ensure that our passengers continue to receive an enhanced travel experience with both carriers.”

Álex Cruz, President of Vueling, also showed his satisfaction. Over the last five years Vueling has been the engine of growth at El Prat Airport. This new agreement will boost long-haul traffic, placing Barcelona’s airport in the top tier in Europe. The quality of Vueling’s product and service enables the airline to meet the high expectations demanded by Qatar Airways’ passengers,” he added.

Qatar Airways which has been operating in Spain since 2005, offers 10 flights per week to Barcelona, and seven flights per week to Madrid. Commencing November 16, 2014, the airline will increase the number of flights to Madrid to 10 times weekly.

Those travelling in and outbound from Barcelona, one of Qatar Airways’ most popular European destinations, have the opportunity to connect through Qatar’s new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport. With an airside hotel available for transit passengers, a 10,000 square foot business lounge amoung several others, a fitness centre, more than 70 retail outlets and 30 restaurants and cafes, Hamad International Airport provides passengers with plenty of options to explore before departing for their final destination.


About Vueling

Vueling was created in July 2004 with an initial fleet of two Airbus A320s, four routes and the objective of providing excellent customer service at a competitive price. Ten years later, Vueling is operating more than 285 routes in 131 airports throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Vueling embraces all technological developments that bring security and efficiency to the flying process. The new Airbus sharklets help the company lower its CO2 levels as well as affording lower fuel consumption. In addition, the company has been awarded the Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which endorses the airline as having the very highest standards in both quality and safety.

About Qatar Airways

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

5 September, 2014
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Air traffic controllers strike in Italy

We inform you that an Italian air traffic controllers strike is due to September 6th, from 12h30 to 16h30 (local time)

Vueling is keeping all scheduled flights, however due to this situation, it is possible our operative network might suffer from delays or can’t be operated. Please, before heading yourself to the airport, check the status of your flight, clicking here.

Should your flight not operate in the end, you may contact our Customer Care Department in order to ask for a change or refund, clicking here. It is not necessary for you to go to the airport terminal to carry out these actions.

You have 7 days to carry out your change or refund, from the date of your affected flight.

24 July, 2014
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Vueling resumes flights to Tel Aviv

Barcelona, ​​July 24th  2014 – Vueling will operate the flight Barcelona-Tel Aviv VY7844 on July 25th, with departure time scheduled to 2:10am, as well as the return flight VY7845 Tel Aviv-Barcelona with estimated departure time at 8:20am  local time.

The decision has been made ​​based on the resolution of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to revoke its recommendation not to fly to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.

23 July, 2014
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Vueling ceases flying temporarily to Tel Aviv due to current security situation

Barcelona, July 23rd 2014–.  Vueling ceases flying temporarily to Tel Aviv due to the current security situation in the region.

Vueling flight VY7844 from Barcelona to Tel Aviv that was scheduled to depart at 23.05 on Wednesday, July 23rd, will not be operated, nor the VY7845 from Tel Aviv to Barcelona schedule to depart at 5.10 local time on Thursday July 24th.

These cancelations sum up to VY7846 Barcelona – Tel Aviv y VY7845 Tel Aviv – Barcelona that were scheduled to operate last night and were also canceled.

Vueling will continue to evaluate the situation and will restart its activities once safety conditions allow the company to do so.

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22 July, 2014
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Vueling ceases flying temporarily to Tel Aviv due to current security situation

Barcelona, July 22nd 2014–. Vueling ceases flying temporarily to Tel Aviv due to current security situation in the region.

Thus, the VY7846 flight from Barcelona to Tel Aviv that was scheduled to depart at 2:10am on Wednesday July 23rd will not be operated, nor VY7845 from Tel Aviv to Barcelona schedule to depart at 8:10am.

Vueling will continue to evaluate the situation and will restart its activities once safety conditions allow the company to do so.

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