30 JUNE 2014
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British Airways customers now have access to new destinations and scores more routes, with the airline adding its flight code to more than 170 Vueling services.
This move for the two IAG airlines heralds the beginning of a closer relationship with more codeshare routes planned for the future.
The codeshare routes are largely centred on Vueling’s operation in Italy with 37 international and 11 domestic routes available from Vueling’s Rome Fiumicino base. These include the destinations, new to BA customers, of Brindisi, Palermo, Lamezia, Valencia, Split and Nantes. Other new routes on offer through the codeshare include Heathrow to Bilbao and La Coruña, Cardiff to Malaga and Alicante, and Edinburgh to Barcelona.
Cardiff Airport’s Chief Executive, Jon Horne, welcomed the news, saying: “Vueling’s growth at Cardiff has been nothing short of fantastic, with passenger numbers up by 79% for the past twelve months. The addition of the BA code will only help strengthen the airline’s position in south Wales and I have no doubt it will also appeal to loyal BA frequent flyers in Wales and south west England. Cardiff Airport now becomes the only UK airport outside of the south east of England where you can book on a direct British Airways scheduled flight to southern Spain.”
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