Vueling launches new route between Newcastle International Airport and Paris Orly

Vueling, an International Airlines Group (IAG) member airline, has announced the launch of its first flight from Newcastle International Airport to the French capital Paris.

The low fares airline announced the route at the beginning of October, and will operate flights twice-weekly between Newcastle and Paris Orly from now until the end of March 2022. Flights depart from Newcastle International Airport at 08:15, arriving in Paris Orly at 11:00. On return, flights depart from Paris Orly at 06:55 arriving back at Newcastle International Airport at 07:30.

With fares starting from £30.99 one way, and operating every Thursday and Sunday, the route provides an additional budget service to the French capital from the North East. The tickets are available to book at www.vueling.com.

Charlotte Dumesnil – Director of Sales, Distribution and Alliances, said: ‘We are delighted to announce Vueling’s first flight between Newcastle International Airport and Paris Orly today. Vueling’s goal is to keep on contributing with the tourism industry, and the choice to add new routes between the UK and France goes precisely in this direction.

‘The desire to travel is still present and we are prepared to offer our customers new popular destinations, for both holidaymakers and business passengers, as well as great value fares for all types of travellers’.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, stated: ‘The start of Vueling’s flights to Paris today further enhances the region’s connectivity and adds even more flights to this major European city from the Airport.

‘A city break to Paris should be on everyone’s bucket list and with flights every Thursday and Sunday, Vueling’s schedule lends itself for passengers wishing to enjoy a long weekend in this stunning French city.’

Vueling announces new flight service from Cardiff to Paris

Low-cost airline Vueling has recently announced a new service from Cardiff to Paris, set to take off on November 2, 2021.

The Cardiff-Paris route will be the fourth route in Vueling’s Cardiff programme, which currently consists of scheduled flights to Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante. The inclusion of Cardiff will benefit passengers wanting to re-unite with friends and relatives, explore Paris on a city break, and for business and sports travel. The route will operate twice a week with flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Flights are now on sale and available to book.

The announcement comes following Vueling’s acquisition of slots at Paris Orly, enabling the airline to expand and operate 32 new routes from November. Flights to Paris Orly are currently on sale at special fares, with flights available for under GBP10.

Spencer Birns, CEO at Cardiff Airport said: ‘We are delighted that Vueling has stepped in to provide a much-needed service to Paris from Cardiff Airport. The announcement will be welcome news for our customers wanting to travel to visit family, to explore one of the world’s greatest cities, and of course for large sporting events. Paris is also hugely popular with families wanting to visit Disneyland, and it is fantastic that this will once again be easily accessible for passengers.

‘I’d like to thank Vueling for their continued confidence and partnership with Cardiff Airport, and we very much look forward to launching the route later this year.’

Since the collapse of Flybe in 2019, Cardiff Airport has been looking to re-instate key routes lost due to the impact of the pandemic. Earlier this year, routes to Belfast and Edinburgh resumed, operated by Eastern Airways and Loganair, and Ryanair will be launching a four-weekly service to Dublin from the end of October.

Newcastle International Airport announces return of Vueling with new flights to Barcelona

Newcastle International Airport has announced the return of Vueling, Spain’s leading low cost airline, to the region with twice weekly flights to Barcelona.

A popular choice for North East holiday makers, Barcelona is one of Spain’s most cosmopolitan destinations and offers holidaymakers an impressive mix of art, architecture and beaches. With temperatures in the early 20s in October, the route also provides a new winter sun destination from the region.

Vueling, which is part of the IAG Group, has announced the decision to begin operating the new route from Newcastle International Airport in April, with fares from £21.99 one way throughout July to October. The flight time between Newcastle and Barcelona is just over two and a half hours, and with flights operating every Wednesday and Sunday.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘It was fantastic to see Vueling at the Airport this weekend and to see the return of direct services to Barcelona. There has been an excellent response from the North East public for the new route and I am sure as international travel recovers this will only get stronger.

‘Barcelona is one of the world’s best city break destinations and a route that our passengers have been asking to be reinstated. The confidence Vueling has shown in the region during such a difficult time is tremendous, part of the IAG Group they are an award-winning airline serving over 100 destinations across Europe and worldwide. As international travel recovers we look forward to developing a long standing relationship with the team.’

Vueling resumes flights to Spain from Wales

Vueling Airlines, a part of International Airlines Group (IAG), has said that it has re-started its services from Cardiff Airport for the summer 2020 season.

The Spanish airline operated its first flight to Alicante on July 16, with passengers setting off for a holiday to Costa Blanca. Customers can fly to Alicante once per week – on Thursday in July, and up to twice a week – on Monday and Thursday – throughout August.

Vueling will also be re-commencing direct services to Malaga from August 1, with 3 weekly flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Located on the Costa del Sol, with several resorts to choose from, Malaga offers beach-lovers the perfect summer escape with its sun-drenched coast and vibrant atmosphere.

From August 3, Vueling will resume flights to Palma de Mallorca, with two weekly flights every Monday and Thursday operated on an Airbus A321 aircraft with capacity for 220 passengers.

Spencer Birns, Chief Commercial Officer at Cardiff Airport, said: ‘Vueling has provided our customers with regular flights to popular Spanish destinations for over 8 years, and it’s fantastic that the airline is re-starting their Cardiff flights following lockdown.

‘Celebrating the one million passenger milestone with Vueling last summer was testament to the airline’s success in the region, and we are pleased it continues to serve our customers looking to jet off to some sun, or to visit their friends and family in Spain. Furthermore, the larger aircraft used to operate the Palma de Mallorca route shows demand in Wales remains high as customers look to travel internationally once again.’

Cardiff Airport has introduced new safety measures across the Airport to help passengers travel safely and with confidence. New measures include enhanced cleaning, more hand sanitizer points, Perspex screens, asking customers to wear three-layer, non-medical face coverings, and installing clear signage and guidance throughout the terminal to ensure social distancing.

Vueling has recently announced its summer operations in Europe for the months of July and August, with a total of 240 routes and over 2,800 flights to be operated weekly. Flights are on sale now at vueling.com/en, via Vueling’s mobile app, on m.vueling.com mobile web or via local travel agents, it said.

Vueling announces summer flights from Cardiff Airport

Low-cost Spanish airline Vueling has announced its summer schedule from Cardiff Airport.

From April to October, 2018, the airline will offer 188,000 seats on flights to four popular Spanish destinations – Malaga, Alicante, Barcelona and Palma Majorca. This represents an increase of 235 percent more capacity since Vueling started flying from Cardiff in summer 2012.

With five weekly services to Malaga and Alicante, customers can now plan summer holidays in mainland resorts including Marbella, Torremolinos, Benidorm and Torrevieja, with the two destinations serving as gateways to the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca regions. Fares for the Malaga flights start from £28.99, while Alicante starts from £44.99, both one way.

For holidaymakers looking for short break options, the airline is offering three flights a week to Barcelona, which offers access to Sites, Tarragona and beautiful resorts on the Costa Brava. The fares for the Barcelona flights start from £34.99, one way.

With four flights per week to Palma Majorca, holidaymakers have several choices for a short break in the Balearics. The fares for Palma Majorca start from £32.99, one way. More destinations in southern Spain, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and Africa are also accessible via Vueling’s connecting flights from its Barcelona hub.

All flights are on sale now at www.vueling.com, via the Vueling app, on the m.vueling.com mobile site or via a local travel agent, the airport said

A member of the International Airlines Group (IAG), Vueling operates from eight airports in the UK and Ireland, including Cardiff. The airline also offers customers the opportunity to collect Avios points.

Vueling announces summer 2017 schedule from Cardiff Airport

Spanish airline Vueling has said that it has expanded its capacity on all of its services from Cardiff for summer 2017, following increased demand at Wales’ national airport.

Following the increase, the airline is now offering 190,812 seats on flights to Alicante (up to five weekly), Barcelona (up to four weekly), Malaga (up to five weekly) and Palma Majorca (up to four weekly services) for travel between April and October -an increase of 16 per cent compared to summer 2016. These flights will follow the winter 2016 schedule, which is currently offering flights to Alicante and Malaga.

Barcelona offers holidaymakers an ideal city break while also being the gateway to the Costa Brava; Majorca is a stunning holiday island, while Alicante and Malaga serve popular holiday resorts such as the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical.

Debra Barber, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Cardiff Airport, said: ‘We welcome Vueling’s decision to increase flights from Cardiff again this summer and view this boost in capacity as a direct response to the increased demand from Welsh passengers to fly to popular Spanish destinations from Wales’ national Airport, a fact which has also been reflected in our recent passenger growth.

‘The airline has been flying passengers to and from Cardiff since 2012 and in that time we’ve seen the routes go from strength to strength. We look forward to a continued successful relationship with the airline which will, in turn, lead to more choice for both Welsh passengers and visitors to Wales.’

Vueling has also announced the addition of special rugby flights to Rome and Paris Orly in February and March 2017 respectively, enabling Welsh rugby fans to see Wales play against France and Italy in the RBS 6 Nations 2017. Flights are available to book now.

Vueling and British Airways recently announced an agreement under which British Airways can apply its flight codes to a number of Vueling’s flights. Welsh passengers can benefit from the Avios points system in the same way when they book on BA’s website, Cardiff Airport said in a release.

Vueling Airlines announce new routes from Manchester, Edinburgh

Spanish low-fares airline Vueling Airlines has announced plans to offer direct services to Alicante and Rome from June next year, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

Part of International Airlines Group (IAG), Vueling will launch the two new routes from Manchester Airport for summer 2016. The Spanish low cost airline will operate three flights a week to Alicante and two flights a week to Rome in addition to its existing service to Barcelona, which started in June this year.

Flights to Alicante will operate on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, while flights to Rome will be on Friday and Monday. The routes will be operated by an Airbus A320, with capacity for 180 passengers.

Ken O’Toole, managing director for Manchester Airport, said: ‘We’re delighted that Vueling Airlines has chosen to expand its route network from Manchester Airport. Alicante and Rome are popular destinations with our 22.9 million passengers and these additional services reinforce our status as the UK’s Global Gateway for the North of England.’

Separately, Edinburgh Airport said that Vueling is planning a major route expansion at the Airport, which will see three-times-a-week direct flights from Scotland’s capital to Rome Fiumicino, Paris Orly and to Alicante, Edin.

The new Rome Fiumicino and Parlis Orly routes from Edinburgh will both commence from March 29, 2016, while the new Alicante flights will commence from June 16, 2016.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘It is tremendous that we have two new routes to Rome and Paris and we have increased our service to Alicante – this offers our passengers even greater choice and is further confirmation of Edinburgh Airport’s position as a key driver for Scotland’s economy.

‘This commitment from Vueling – a strong European airline – shows that we’ve listened to our passengers and recognise the need for greater choice and European connectivity; this expansion in service is good news for business and leisure travellers, for Edinburgh and for Scotland as a whole.’

 

Cardiff Airport’s flights to Spain now bookable on BritishAirways.com

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.

IAG promises no changes with ownership of Vueling

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), a UK-based airline owner and the parent of British Airways, has promised that its purchase of Spain-based budget airline Vueling will not impact on services currently operated by its other Spanish airline, Iberia.

Suggestions that the Vueling takeover could result in more of Iberia’s loss-making short-haul routes being axed have been scotched by IAG. It was also considered possible that Vueling could be viewed as the prime carrier between Spain and Gatwick in the UK, with British Airways abandoning its own services on the routes to leave the field open to its new sister company, but that rumour has also been denied by IAG.

An IAG spokeswoman said, ‘Vueling has got its own business model, we have no changes planned. It is of value to us as a stand-alone business.’

Among the routes that Vueling already operates from the UK are services from Heathrow to La Coruna and Bilbao; Gatwick to Barcelona and Palma; Cardiff to Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga and Palma; Edinburgh to Barcelona; and Heathrow to Florence.

Vueling’s pre-tax profit last year was €33.2 million, while its revenue experienced a 27 percent increase to €1.1 billion. In gaining full control of the company, IAG has increased on the 45.85 percent stake that it already owned as part of its purchase of Iberia, paying €123.5 million to achieve a controlling interest of 90.51 percent.

IAG has in the region of 400 aircraft at its disposal, and it uses them to service around 200 international destinations. Recent substantial aircraft orders are set to boost its fleet still further over the next few years.

Vueling adds new routes from Cardiff airport

Vueling Airlines, a Spanish based airline with its headquarters in Barcelona, has decided to increase its flights from Cardiff to Spanish resort destinations.

The company has made the decision to increase the number of Welsh flights due to the growing popularity of existing flights to Spain from Cardiff. The new flights to Malaga and Alicante have been scheduled to commence on the 23rd of this month, so will be in place in time for the Easter holiday exodus. More flights to Malaga will be added on Wednesdays during the peak school holiday time of August and September.

From March 23, Vueling will be operating flights from Cardiff to Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga and Palma Majorca. In addition, starting from June 20 this year, flights from Cardiff to Palma Majorca will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Flights to Alicante and Malaga will also operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from March 23 this year, while from March 28, flights to Barcelona will operate on Fridays and Sundays, with the added benefit of providing connections to cruises departing from Barcelona.

From Vueling’s Barcelona Hub, the company provides access to over 50 European and North-African destinations, and provides a checked baggage service from Cardiff to the final destination.

Head of air service development and commercial operations at Cardiff Airport, Spencer Birns, said, ‘It’s great to see Welsh passengers using the Vueling flights and those that have travelled with them already are re-booking because of the competitive pricing and quality product. We would urge more welsh passengers to support their local airport and fly with Vueling this summer.’