Vueling strengthens European network with 12 new routes

On 28 March, Budapest Airport welcomed with a Coliseum-shaped cake Vueling’s new route from Rome Fiumicino, which is operated four times weekly. Getting ready to taste the cake’s first slice are: Eszter Almási, Airline Development Specialist, Budapest Airport; and Vueling’s cabin crew.

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Vueling cake

Celebrations took place at Lyon Airport as well on 27 March, when Vueling touched down with five weekly flights from Rome Fiumicino.

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  • Vueling added a total of 12 new routes from Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Lanzarote (ACE) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO) during the course of last week, all of which are operated by its 180-seat A320s. Interestingly, 11 of the airport pairs are already served by other carriers, notably easyJet who will compete head-to-head on four of the routes.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
28 Mar Barcelona (BCN) Basel (BSL) A320 (4) easyJet (15), SWISS (8)
27 Mar Dublin (DUB) A320 (2) Ryanair (14), Aer Lingus (11)
Rotterdam (RTM) A320 (4) transavia.com (8)
29 Mar Verona (VRN) A320 (2)
28 Mar Bilbao (BIO) Brussels (BRU) Brussels Airlines (13)
29 Mar London Gatwick (LGW) A320 (4) Vueling (9)
28 Mar Lanzarote (ACE) Paris Orly (ORY) A320 (1) Jetairfly (1)
27 Mar Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Gran Canaria (LPA) Meridiana (1)
29 Mar Nice (NCE) A320 (6) Alitalia (14), easyJet (12)
27 Mar Vienna (VIE) A320 (7) NIKI (13), Alitalia (12), Austrian Airlines (7), easyJet (3)
Lyon (LYS) A320 (5) HOP! (12), easyJet (11)
28 Mar Budapest (BUD) A320 (4) Alitalia (9), Wizz Air (7)
Source: OAG for w/c 31 March 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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