Cardiff Airport has said that all flights from Cardiff operated by Vueling, the Spanish airline that is part of British Airways’ parent company, IAG, can now be booked on http://www.britishairways.com.
Cardiff Airport’s chief executive, Jon Horne, said: ‘It’s great news that passengers from Wales and the West can now access flights through the British Airways booking system, along with all the associated benefits, such as 23kg hold luggage included in the cost and the ability for BA Executive Club members to collect Avios loyalty points.’
Vueling, which has been operating from the Welsh national airport for two years, has launched the second phase of its summer 2014 programme from Cardiff and re-launched direct flights to Barcelona.
The first flight from Cardiff to Barcelona will leave on Friday, April 11, and will run every Friday and Sunday from April until October. In August, an additional flight will be operated on Wednesday to meet the demand of travellers keen to sample the attractions of the Spanish city. Flights are available on sale at www.britishairways.com and www.vueling.com, with single fares from EUR34.99.
The new flights to Barcelona-El Prat come after an increase in Vueling’s services during summer 2013, which saw the airline flying from Cardiff to Alicante, Malaga and Palma Majorca, as well as Barcelona.
Vueling has also launched its first winter programme from Cardiff, with additional flights to Malaga and Alicante, to meet the rising demand from winter sun seekers and holiday home owners travelling from Wales and the West.
‘We are delighted to be continuing to offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Barcelona, a city of art, culture and some of the most beautiful and lively beaches on the Spanish mainland’, said Jon Horne, chief executive of Cardiff Airport, ‘and it’s pleasing to see that Vueling’s passenger numbers are increasing in line with the overall upward trend we’re experiencing at the Airport.
‘We’ve been listening to what our passengers have been saying about where they want to go and at what times of the year, so we’re expecting flights with Vueling to be extremely popular. The added benefits and convenience of being able to book via the British Airways website will no doubt appeal to a lot of people too,’ he added.