26 NOVEMBER 2012


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Article from BTNews 26 NOVEMBER 2012

Majorca to Heathrow

Vueling is to add Heathrow – Palma daily route to its network from the start of the summer season, Saturday 23 March 2013.  The slots come via major shareholder Iberia who is dropping a Madrid service.  Also new for next year is a Vueling twice daily Gatwick – Barcelona service (see BTN 22 October).

The decision to fly to Palma reintroduces a popular route that has not been served from London’s No 1 airport since 2009.  Vueling will utilise an Airbus A320 aircraft, operating from Heathrow Terminal 3, where it currently flies daily flights to La Coruna and Bilbao.  
Vueling’s Edinburgh – Barcelona services will return for the summer season and the airline’s four Cardiff destinations, Barcelona, Alicante, Palma Mallorca and (new for 2013) Malaga, will bring the total number of UK routes to nine.

All Vueling passengers will enjoy free allocated seating and will have access to Vueling’s new concept, Business Excellence, featuring differentiated cabin seats, access to VIP lounges, priority boarding, ergonomic head rests, snacks and refreshments on board, extra loyalty points and total flexibility to appeal to the 40% of travellers who will use the route for business.

Earlier this month IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, offered to buy 51% of the airline’s shares, being the balance it does not own. (see BTN 12 November). www.vueling.com

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