Vueling launches flight between Barcelona and Bordeaux
Cutting the cake welcoming Vueling to Bordeaux were the airline’s Chief Sales Officer Juan Carlos Iglesias and Bordeaux Mérignac Airport’s CEO Pascal Personne. The low-cost carrier now flies to the new low-cost terminal billi from Barcelona, competing with Air France.
- Vueling, the Spanish low-cost carrier, launched four new routes in the last week, two international and two domestic, with its 180-seat A320s. From its main base in Barcelona (BCN), the airline on 15 April began serving the city of Bordeaux (BOD) in southwest France, where Vueling uses the low-cost terminal ‘billi‘ alongside easyJet and Ryanair. Flights operate three times a week, competing with Air France’s 11 weekly flights on the route. From Vigo (VGO) in Galicia in the northwest of the country, Vueling on 16 April relaunched thrice-weekly London Heathrow (LHR) services. The airline previously operated the route in the summers of 2008 and 2009 as clickair, before the airline merged with Vueling. The same day, the airline took over two domestic routes originating in Madrid (MAD) from its minority shareholder Iberia. Vueling now flies to Palma de Mallorca (PMI) four times daily. The 28 weekly flights compete with Air Europa’s 43, Spanair’s 28, Ryanair’s 21 and airberlin’s 12 weekly flights on the same route. Vueling also began flying daily to the Canary Island Fuerteventura (FUE), competing with Air Europa’s five, Spanair’s three and Ryanair’s also three weekly flights. Additionally, Iberia this week operates its four last flights on the route.
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