Vueling plans network expansion in 2013
Spanish airline Vueling has revealed it will expand its route network to embrace 100 destinations from Barcelona El Prat Airport in 2013 in what will be its fourth consecutive year of expansion at its home airport.
The new routes will come into effect from the summer schedule, commencing March 2013. A new service to Gatwick, London’s second biggest hub airport, will be joined by Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf. There will also be significant increases in the frequency of flights from Barcelona together with new cities in Germany, France, Italy and Scandinavia.
Over the past two summers, Vueling has launched a total of 45 new destinations to make El Prat the second airport in Europe, after Frankfurt, with the widest choice of short and medium range flights offered by its dominant carrier. Vueling’s objective is that in 2014 Barcelona will become the leading European airline for connections.
Of the 28 new routes planned for the next IATA summer season, which starts at the end of March 2013, five have never before operated before from El Prat. They are Dresden (Germany), Rennes (France), Fez (Morocco), Rhodes and Kos (Greece). The airline is also adding four new countries to its network: the Gambia (Banjul), Finland (Helsinki), Bulgaria (Sofia) and Luxembourg.