British Airways and Vueling continue to forge closer ties as the Barcelona-based Spanish airline adds its flight code to more than 30 BA flights to Spain and Italy starting this autumn.
This significant move for the two International Airlines Group airlines means that Vueling’s customers can book BA flights on routes to and from Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
This cements the reciprocal relationship which started last year when British Airways added its flight code to more than 180 Vueling flights from its Rome Fiumcino and Barcelona bases.
Both Vueling and British Airways are operated by parent International Airlines Group.
In a phased introduction Vueling customers can now book British Airways flights on routes from Gatwick to Barcelona, Naples and Rome for travel from October 1st.
Further flights from Gatwick to other Spanish and Italian destinations, such as Malaga, Lanzarote, Genoa and Pisa will be added to the codeshare arrangement in the coming weeks.
Heathrow services to Spain and Italy will also open for sale to Vueling customers later this year.
These services include Ibiza, Palma, Milan and Pisa.
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.”