A shady looking Simon Harley (front left), Head of Business Development, London Luton poses along with a Vueling representative and the inaugural crew of the LCC’s new service from Barcelona. The day after this launch, the IAG-owned carrier started a daily Amsterdam service to the London airport competing with easyJet on both routes.
Commenting on the launch of Vueling’s thrice-weekly service from Barcelona on 19 March, Leon McQuaid, Aviation Development Manager at Newcastle Airport (second left), said: “We are delighted to welcome Vueling to Newcastle. This new service allows extra choice and more opportunity for passengers looking to travel to Barcelona and beyond at affordable fares.” Bit of a sunglasses theme developing here…
- Vueling started six new routes in the past seven days, including three in the UK. The airline now operates from a total of 10 UK airports; Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Edinburgh, as well as London’s Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton. From these airports, the airline will offer 32 routes and more than two million seats during S16, 132% up on S15. Since launching its UK operations with a Heathrow to A Coruña flight in 2009, Vueling has carried more than three million passengers in the UK. See how Newcastle Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
||London Luton (LTN)
|London Luton (LTN)
||Santiago de Compostela (SCQ)
||Iberia (3), Ryanair (2), Air Europa (1)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 22 March 2016.