London-Luton becomes the 12th airport served by Vueling in the UK and Ireland.
The airline will fly to an additional 12 new destinations from the UK next summer.
Barcelona, December 17 2015 – Vueling is about to land for the first time at London-Luton, where the airline will offer direct services to Barcelona and Amsterdam during the 2016 summer season. The double daily Barcelona flights will be launched on March 17th, with a total of 110,800 seats on sale during the season. Flights to Amsterdam, which will be a daily service during April and double daily from May on, will begin on March 18th with more than 145,400 seats offered. Both routes will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft.
Vueling also operates routes from London-Gatwick and London-Heathrow. From Gatwick, the airline currently flies to Barcelona, Bilbao, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino and Florence. From Heathrow, the Spanish carrier operates routes to Barcelona and La Coruña.
With London-Luton, Vueling will operate from a total of 12 airports in the UK and Ireland with 25 routes. The others are Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, and Dublin.
Vueling will offer a total of 1.854.500 seats in the UK and Ireland in summer 2016, a 99% increase from last summer. The airline will also offer customers in the UK an additional 12 destinations: Luton to Barcelona, and Amsterdam, Gatwick to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Edinburgh to Alicante, Paris-Orly, and Rome-Fiumicino, Manchester to Alicante and Rome-Fiumicino, Birmingham to Alicante, Leeds to Barcelona, Liverpool to Barcelona, and Newcastle to Barcelona.
Vueling´s Strategy Director Fernando Estrada said, “Today Vueling proudly announces two new routes from London-Luton airport and with these additions we reinforce Vueling´s presence in the British market. Having reached 3 million passengers transported in the UK shows that Vueling is succeeding in challenging the concepts of low cost carriers, offering a superior product and exceptional services with low fares and a wide range of services, fit for the holidaymakers and the business passengers”.
Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, commented: “The arrival of Vueling to LLA is another major coup for the airport. The new routes to Barcelona and Amsterdam will provide excellent frequency for business travellers, whilst creating yet more options for leisure travellers to these major city destinations. Vueling join the airport at an exciting time, with development underway our aim is to offer the best possible experience for our passengers whilst retaining the speed and convenience of using LLA.”
Timetable new routes 2016
3 million passengers transported in the UK
Vueling has recently reached 3 million passengers transported in the UK. Part of International Airlines Group (IAG), Vueling was founded in 2004 and its first flight from a British airport was in April 2009, operating the route between London-Heathrow and the Galician city of La Coruña.
Vueling and its IAG partner British Airways announced last September the final provision of their code-sharing agreement, reached in 2014 by launching direct sales of BA flights via the Barcelona-based Vueling’s website (www.Vueling.com) and call centre. Customers of both airlines are able to book their flights from either one, including combined flights using both carriers on direct routes between London and major European cities. The arrangement makes Vueling the first of Europe’s low-cost airlines to sell flights by other carriers, which will strengthen its commercial structure while tightening links with BA.
Last year Vueling and British Airways announced the agreement under which BA can now apply its flight codes to more than 170 Vueling flights on 61 routes. Of this total, 31 are international routes from Spain (18 to Italy, seven to the UK, and six to Scandinavia) and 11 are domestic Italian flights from Rome-Fiumicino and Florence.
Vueling also shares flight codes with Iberia, another IAG unit, under an agreement allowing the Madrid-based airline to sell Vueling flights under the IB code, including domestic and international routes from Barcelona, domestic routes in Italy, and some other routes such as Paris-Lisbon and Paris-Rome.
In addition, since 2014 Vueling has interline agreements with Qatar Airways and American Airlines, whereby it operates as a feeder of their long-haul routes from its hub, making Barcelona a major gateway for passengers flying between Qatar or the United States and Europe.
If you can’t make it home for the holidays, let Vueling help send your greetings with “Flying Wishes”
Vueling has created an interactive space for sending holiday greetings to anywhere in the world.
The singer Álvaro Soler is taking part in this initiative in Spain, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Barcelona, 11 December 2015 – Vueling has launched the microsite Flying Wishes (www.vuelingflyingwishes.com), to help you greet loved ones that you won’t be seeing during the winter holidays. The innovative idea shows the route these greetings take to reach their destination.
The Barcelona singer Álvaro Soler, whose latest song “El mismo sol” is a hit all over Europe, will be on tour over the holidays and can’t go home to see his family, so he is using Flying Wishes to send greetings to them. Alvaro helped Vueling make a video to promote the initiative on his and Vueling’s social network sites.
The “Flying Wishes” site, an original way to convey your greetings, will be in use throughout the season, in the languages spoken in Vueling’s key markets: Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, and Germany.
Link video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54Lf50iTGHM
Link microsite: http://vuelingflyingwishes.co.uk/
On sale from 10 December, the new route is added to those from Zurich to Lanzarote, Alicante, Rome, Lisbon, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife.
Ulla Siebke is named Vueling’s Country Manager to promote growth of Swiss market.
Zurich, 10 December 2015 – Vueling is adding today a new route to Porto for passengers in Zurich, to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting 3 June. Total annual passenger capacity will come to more than 23,000 seats for the first year on the route, which is added to other summer destinations Vueling has made available to Swiss sun seekers, including Rome-Fiumicino, Lisbon, Alicante and the Canary Islands’ destinations of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote.
The airline also operates flights from Zurich to the Spanish destinations of Barcelona, Malaga, Santiago de Compostela, and Ibiza.
In the 2016 summer season, Vueling will offer a total of 11 routes from Zurich and more than 387,800 seats to outbound Zurich passengers, representing a 106% increase from the current year.
Since December 2014, Vueling has also flown from Basel to Barcelona, and in the same year the airline began operations between Geneva and Barcelona and Geneva and Rome. The Spanish airline launched operations in Switzerland in 2010, with a flight between Zurich and Santiago de Compostela.
Ulla Siebke, Vueling’s New Country Manager for Switzerland
To promote growth in the Swiss market, Vueling has named Ulla Siebke as Country Manager. Siebke currently serves as the airline’s Country Manager for German and Austria, since 2013 and 2014, respectively. Siebke has more than 20 year of experience in the airline industry sales and marketing positions, working for SAS, United Airlines, Aero Lloyd, Cathay Pacific, and German Wings, before joining Vueling.
Timetable summer 2016
Part of International Airlines Group (IAG), Vueling was launched with a Barcelona-Ibiza on 1 July 2004. It
Part of International Airlines Group (IAG), Vueling was launched with a Barcelona-Ibiza on 1 July 2004. It then had just two Airbus A320s, four routes, and a commitment to offer top quality service at highly competitive prices. The formula was a success, and eleven years later, the company operates on 366 routes to more than 160 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, with a fleet of 100-plus aircraft based on 22 airports. In 2015 Vueling was voted the world’s best low-cost airline by the industry publications Air Transport News and Agent
Customers booking flights on Vueling.com may donate 1€ to improve the lot of these children in the current emergency
A platform on the airline’s website will enable customers to voluntarily donate 1€ on completion of the ticket booking process. The campaign, which will continue for the next several months, is in keeping with Vueling’s corporate social responsibility policies which prioritise the needs of children.
A large number of children are among the estimated 3.5 people displaced by war in the Middle East, many of them now struggling to reach safety in Europe, and facing serious shortages of food, water, medicine, and shelter, as well as the predations of human traffickers.
Since the start of the refugee crisis Save the Children has been operating in the countries of origin –chiefly Syria, the Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt) in the countries of transit (Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Italy and Spain), and also those of destination (the UK, Germany, Finland, Sweden, and Norway, amongst others), to provide help and security to the children in keeping with their rights.
In addition to the website platform launched to encourage its customers to contribute, Vueling is also facilitating donations from its own employees with a similar platform on the company intranet. The airline’s chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said, “This fundraising campaign will give our customers and employees the opportunity to help bring some relief to the refugee children facing this delicate situation.” Save the Children director Andrés Conde said, “The alliance with Vueling will serve to improve the lives of these children. We must never forget that these people are fleeing from war and the children are always to most vulnerable under these circumstances. Assistance from civil society, including companies like Vueling, is absolutely vital.”
Vueling’s Commitment to Social Responsibility
The airline cooperates with a number of other initiatives and institutions to help needy children, including medical facilities and research.
Vueling also works with the maternity and children’s hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona; the Make a Wish Foundation for seriously ill children;, the Walk on Project to raise both awareness and research funds for degenerative diseases of the nervous system; and Afanoc, the association of families of child cancer patients in Catalonia.
Choose the right fare, pay quickly and securely, make last-minute changes, check in for your flight, and much more, all with your smart phone.
Barcelona, 7 October 2015 – Vueling’s app for smart phones with iOS or Android platforms costs nothing to download –-you even get points for signing up– and can make a huge difference when you fly. It will help you choose the right fare, to book and pay for tickets, and to choose seats and check in luggage. You can forget the tedium of supplying personal and credit card details when paying, and can use contactless Scanning or NFC payment technology, as well as PayPal or the new Apple Pay system. All are fast, easy, and completely secure.
If you need to add a suitcase, choose a different seat, of even change your flight, Vueling’s intuitive app makes it as easy as pie. En route to the airport the app lets you check in and obtain your virtual boarding pass. Another features allows you to verify the status of your flight. The app also enables us to notify you in real time of anything you need to know. And you can even use it to reserve a car and a hotel room at your destination!
Leaders in Innovation
Since 2009 when it became the first airline to offer an intuitive app for buying air tickets, Vueling has introduced many new features and improvements. Vueling was the first airline to introduce wearable boarding passes, via Sony’s Smartwatch 2. The company also created an exclusive app for users of the Apple Watch with geolocation. The Vueling Flight Management app supplies real-time arrivals and departures data. Customers can enter their data automatically when buying tickets on the airline’s contactless payment platform, using Scanning and NFC systems, PayPay, and Apple Pay.