Qatar Airways has signed a code-share partnership with Vueling Airlines, offering passengers enhanced travel across Europe from today. The news comes as the Middle Eastern carrier expands its stake in Vueling-owner IAG to 20 per cent.
Vueling Airlines is set for further expansion from Manchester Airport this summer adding a new route to Tenerife. The Spanish low cost airline will operate one flight a week to the Canary Island during July and August and two flights a week in September and October.
International Airlines Group has appointed Javier Sánchez-Prieto as the new chairman and chief executive of Vueling. He will replace Alex Cruz who will become chairman and chief executive of British Airways. Javier Sánchez-Prieto is currently Iberia’s chief financial officer.
Vueling Airlines has said it will launch two new routes from Manchester Airport for summer 2016. Part of International Airlines Group, Vueling will offer direct services to Alicante and Rome from June 2016. The Spanish low cost airline will operate three flights a week to Alicante and two flights a week to Rome in addition to their existing service to Barcelona, which started in June 2015.
Leading Spanish airline, Vueling has today launched new winter services from Cardiff Airport which extends its flying programme to an all year round operation following a positive response from Welsh passengers.
The National Securities Market Commission in Spain has given the green light to a revised offer from International Airlines Group for low-cost carrier Vueling. The body had approved a bid at €9.25 per share.
Due to the positive response from Welsh travellers for flights to Spain from Cardiff, leading Spanish airline Vueling has increased services to Malaga and Alicante.
London, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf will be new destinations in a fourth consecutive year of growth as expanding Spanish airline Vueling launches 28 new routes from Barcelona. The expanded network will further enhance existing operational bases too.
International Airlines Group has confirmed it will make an offer to purchase the remaining shares in Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling. IAG presently controls 46 per cent of the carrier through its subsidiary Iberia.
Vueling has launched its re-vamped and re-designed website. The new website will deliver greater usability and easier access to its most popular services including online check-in, making flight changes and the addition of extra luggage with just one click from the home page.
Vueling achieved an operating profit (EBIT) of 60.8 million Euros in the third quarter of the year, a 2.4% increase compared to the third quarter of last year, despite the strong rise in the fuel price (+47.6% year-on-year). The net result for the period reached 41 million Euros.
Vueling, the new generation ariline, has carried 1,415,363 passengers in July 2011. This represents a 22% raise compared to June 2010. The company has reached a load factor of 78.0%, 3.7 points higher than last year.