26 March, 2015
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Change of terminal at Hamburg airport

We would like to inform you that from March 30th 2015, flights from / to Hamburg will be operated from / to Terminal 1. Whether you have to check in or collect your baggage, you have to go to Terminal 1.

Here you can see where Terminal 1 at Hamburg airport is.

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24 March, 2015
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Change of terminal at Vienna airport

We would like to inform you that from March 29th to October 24th 2015, flights from / to Vienna will be operated from / to Terminal 1. Whether you have to check in or collect your baggage, you have to go to Terminal 1.

Here you can see where Terminal 1 at Vienna airport is.

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23 March, 2015
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Vueling Honoured as Best Low-Cost Airline at Air Transport News Awards 2015

Vueling’s Chief Operating Officer Fernando Val took the award at Geneva ceremony on Saturday.

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Vueling’s Chief Operating Officer Fernando Val receives the award from Chairperson of the Jury, Jeff Poole

 Barcelona, 23 March, 2015. – Only a decade old, Barcelona’s busiest airline was named this year’s best low-cost airline by the prestigious trade Journal Air Transport News, beating out nominees AirAsia, EasyJet, GermanWings, and Ryanair.

Vueling’s Chief Operating Officer Fernando Val was handed the award at a ceremony on Saturday at Geneva’s Ariana Museum, commenting, “It’s an honour for me to pick up this prize on behalf of the staff of Vueling, a company which works every day to provide its customers with the services associated with traditional airlines but at competitive prices, and which operates at the highest standards of efficiency, safety, and punctuality, with the latest technology.”

The ATN awards to airlines, alliances, and airports are based on votes submitted by readers and a jury of air transport professionals under the presidency of Jeff Poole, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) General Director. Vueling’s election was based on such criteria as the quality-price ratio, passenger service quality, innovation and entrepreneurship, financial performance, new products, and social responsibility.

About Vueling

Vueling was founded in July, 2004,with two Airbus A320s, four routes, and a commitment to the aim of offering excellent passenger services at competitive prices. Ten years, later, the airline operates on more than 325 routes, reaching 149 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, with a fleet of more than a hundred aircraft and 22 operating bases. It has already carried more than 90 million passengers.

 

19 March, 2015
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New Connections Agreement between Vueling and American Airlines Will Bring More Long-Haul Traffic to Barcelona Airport

American Airlines passengers will benefit from Vueling’s 140 destinations in Europe, the Middle East. and Africa, via Barcelona.

The two airlines will help increase long-haul passenger traffic in El Prat, making Barcelona a major gateway to Europe.

The agreement enables Vueling to operate as a feeder for long haul flights.

Barcelona, 19th March –Vueling and American Airlines today announced a new connection agreement which will bring more long-haul passenger traffic to Barcelona, strengthening El Prat airport’s position as a point of entry to Europe for travellers from the United States and as a departure point for U.S.-bound passengers.

The new agreement becomes effective tomorrow via American Airline’s offices and reservation lines, and will be reflected on the American Airlines website (www.aa.com) and at travel agencies at a later stage. It will give the U.S. carrier’s passengers a larger choice of flights in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa from Barcelona and Rome-Fiumicino. This now includes Vueling’s 140 short- and medium-haul destinations served from its Barcelona hub. The agreement also enables passengers to travel on a single ticket, and book their luggage through to the final destination.

American Airlines now operates daily services from Barcelona T1 to New York  (JFK) and Miami (MIA). The agreement also covers flights to Philadelphia (PHL) and Charlotte (CLT) operated by US Airways –merged with American since 2013– which will be launched in April and May, respectively, with a daily service from each city. In 2014 Vueling carried nearly 500,000 passengers from the United States on its European routes.

Vueling is working with the authorities to help make Barcelona a major hub for short- and medium-haul flights in Europe.

Vueling began its expansion of routes and frequencies in 2009, and the following year it began to operate connecting flights, making its home airport of El Prat Europe’s best-connected airport. The airline has now carried more than 7 million connecting passengers.

This expansion is also being achieved by means of intercontinental connections via agreements with long-haul carriers such as Qatar Airways and now American Airlines, which it serves as a feeder, to the benefit of El Prat airport and the city of Barcelona.

New Destinations Reachable from Barcelona in Summer 2015

Vueling will exceed 325 short- and medium-haul routes this years and will operate more than 700 flights each day. New destinations from Barcelona to be served in Italy include Ancona, Trieste, and Verona, while in the United Kingdom, Birmingham, Manchester, and Belfast will be added, along with Dublin in Ireland; in Spain there will be a new flight to Saragossa, and in Portugal Faro and Madeira will be served; Basil and Geneva will be added to the airline’s Swiss destinations; Rotterdam will be served in Holland; Karpathos, Mytilene and Lemnos will be the airline’s new destinations in Greece; and Istanbul will be served in Turkey.

Meanwhile, in 2015 Vueling is strengthening its position in North Africa. Its 14 destinations this year will be Marrakech, Rabat, Casablanca, Nador, Fez and Tangier in Morocco; Tunis and Yerba in Tunisia; Oran and Algiers in Algeria; Dakar in Senegal; Banjul in Gambia; Sal in Cabo Verde and Accra in Ghana.

About Vueling

This year the airline will operate on more than 325 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. The leading carrier at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, with a 37% market share, has a second hub at Rome-Fiumicino, where it is the second busiest airline. Since its launch in 2004, the airline has carried more than 90 million passengers.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and everyday purchases. Members of both programs can redeem miles for tickets as well as upgrades to First Class and Business Class. In addition, AAdvantage members can redeem miles for vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries.

Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

28 January, 2015
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Vueling Airlines appoints Ulla Siebke as the new Country Manager for Austria

Barcelona, January 26th 2015. In a move to support Vueling’s operations in Vienna, Ulla Siebke has been appointed as the Country Manager for Austria with effect from January 2015.  Siebke also holds the position of Country Manager for Germany, where Vueling operates at 11 airports and has carried over 2 million passengers.

 

Ulla Siebke

Siebke (50) spent seven years as Sales and Account Manager for SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Previously she has held different roles at a number of international airlines including United Airlines, Aero Lloyd, Cathay Pacific and German Wings.

„In 2015 Vueling will connect Vienna daily with its hubs in Barcelona and Rome and, via these hubs, to more than 140 destinations in South Europe, Africa and Middle East. I am pleased to communicate the announcement of Ulla Siebke as Country Manager for Austria and Germany. With her wide experience, Ulla will contribute to develop our plans in connecting Austria with the Mediterranean Area enabling the company to reinforce its presence in the country“, said Dr. Julio Rodriguez, CCO of Vueling.

Ulla Siebke, who joined Vueling in 2013, is responsible for the strategic development of Vueling within the Austrian and German markets and has become the main contact for travel agencies, tour operators, consolidators, and other strategic partners.

Vueling started its operations in Austria back in 2009 with flights between Vienna and Barcelona. As for the upcoming summer season, besides the daily operations to the Catalan capital, the airline will operate the route between Vienna and Rome-Fiumicino with daily flights. Vueling has carried over 400,000 passengers in Austria since 2009.

About Vueling

Currently Vueling is the European airline with the largest number of short and medium haul destinations served from the same airport, 140 from El Prat-Barcelona.

Vueling was founded in July 2004 with four Airbus A320s operating on just four routes with a commitment to offer excellent customer service at highly competitive fares. Ten years later the airline operates on more than 322 routes to 149 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, 22 operational bases and two hubs – Barcelona El Prat and Rome Fiumicino. It has carried more than 75 million passengers.

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