Vueling Joins “Save the Children” Campaign to Help Refugee Children en Route to Europe

Customers booking flights on Vueling.com may donate 1€ to improve the lot of these children in the current emergency

Foto Baja ResoluciónBarcelona, 17 November 2015 –. Vueling, the leading Barcelona-based airline, today joins a campaign by the “Save the Children” relief organisation to help refugee children.

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.

7 October, 2015
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All the Ways Vueling’s Mobile App Can Help You Manage Your Travel Experience

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!

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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.

 

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All the Ways Vueling’s Mobile App Can Help You Manage Your Travel Experience

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!

Organise Your Flight With Just A Click - Vueling

 

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.

 

17 September, 2015
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Vueling Now Marketing British Airways Flights on Its Website, to Complete Implementation of Code Share Agreement  

The new service strengthens the alliance between the two IAG Group companies and offers customers more options for travel to key European cities.

Vueling is Europe’s first budget airline to offer flights by other carriers via direct sales channels: website and call centre.

Barcelona, 17 September 2015. – IAG Group airlines Vueling and British Airways today fulfil 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 can now book their flights from either one, including combined flights using both carriers on direct routes between London and major European cities.

Destinations available under the new combined system will be added gradually. As of today they will include all daily flights by the two airlines between London-Gatwick and Barcelona-El Prat, and to Rome-Fiumicino and Naples. Also in flights from Gatwick to Alicante, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, Seville, Tenerife, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Genoa, Pisa, Turin, Venice and Verona will also become available, with routes from BA’s London-Heathrow hub to be added later in the year. This means that the daily offer of flights between London’s two main airports and Barcelona rises from four to 15. All BA flights sold on Vueling’s sales channels will carry codes ranging from VY9800 to VY9997.

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. Vueling’s Chief Strategy Officer Fernando Estrada said “This agreement will enable us to broaden the offer of routes available on our website, thus giving a better service to our customers, while consolidating and strengthening our relationship with our IAG partner British Airways.

Sean Doyle British Airways’ Head of Alliances and Joint Business, said:  “British Airways’ relationship with Vueling continues to go from strength to strength and customers of both airlines will benefit from the choice and flexibility that these additional codeshare routes bring on routes between the UK, Spain and Italy.” 

Code Sharing

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 last year 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.

10 September, 2015
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Vueling to hire up to 200 pilots to keep up with expected growth in 2016

Vueling’s Chief Operating Officer Fernando Val: “We want to continue to provide professional opportunities to more pilots at our operational bases in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, as we have done in recent years.” 

Barcelona, 10 September 2015. – Vueling, the leading Barcelona-based airline, has announced plans to hire as many as 200 co-pilots (first officers) to meet the demands of expected growth in 2016 summer season.

Vueling’s Chief Operating Officer Fernando Val commented, “We trust that this new recruitment effort will be very welcome. We want to continue to provide professional opportunities to more pilots at our operational bases in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, as we have done in recent years.”

Candidate Requisites

For the upcoming recruitment push Vueling has established two profiles, the first covering pilots with some flying professional flying experience, and the second for pilots with more experience. The requisites are as follows:

  • Lower level: EASA license; complete or written Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL); and a minimum of 300 flying hours as computed by Vueling; certificates of competence in English and Spanish at ICAO’s level 4 or higher; valid first class medical certificate.
  • Higher level: EASA license; complete or written ATPL; certificates of competence in English and Spanish at ICAO’s level 4 or higher; valid first class medical certificate; preferably with experience flying Airbus A320, A330, or A340 models, or or a minimum of 2000 Commercial Air Transport flight hours.

Selected candidates will be given a personal interview and tested for general operational and aircraft knowledge, fluency in English, reaction time and dexterity, and flying performance in a simulator. Successful candidates will undergo a rigorous training programme to ensure that Vueling’s cockpit crews meet the airline’s high standards of safety, motivation, etc.

Applications should be sent to: http://www.vueling.com/es/somos-vueling/empleo, via Vueling’s profile on LinkedIn, or the Infojobs platform.

 

About Vueling

Vueling was founded in July 2004 with two Airbus A320s, four routes, and a commitment to offer excellent customer service at highly competitive fares. Ten years later Vueling is operating on 365 routes to over 160 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft and 22 operating bases.

 

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