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Vueling to add five seasonal flights this summer

Vueling Airlines (Barcelona) will add five seasonal new routes this summer, including twice-weekly Alicante-Santander (starting on June 20), twice-weekly Barcelona-Cluj (June 27), weekly Barcelona-Santa Cruz de la Palma (June 21), twice-weekly Barcelona-Tallinn (June 20) and Santiago de Compostela-Amsterdam (three flights per week) (June 21) per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 WL EC-LUO (msn 5530) with Sharklets approaches Brussels for landing.

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Vueling Airlines announces a new base in Rome, can Alitalia survive?

Vueling Airlines (Vueling.com) (Barcelona) is expanding operations in Italy (especially Rome).

The company will launch a new Rome (Fiumicino) base next summer season starting on April 2, 2014. Vueling will launch 22 new routes from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport throughout the summer. Vueling will  base eight Airbus aircraft at the airport. The new destinations from Rome include Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Bari, Berlin, Brindisi, Brussels, Catania, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Genoa, Lamezia Terme, Munich, Mykonos, Palermo, Prague, Rhodes, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Split, Thira (Santorini) and Turin.

Vueling is also adding new routes from Florence for the summer season.

Can Alitalia survive this new assault by lower cost Vueling and Ryanair?

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 EC-HTC (msn 1540) prepares to land in Nantes.

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Vueling to create a new base at Brussels with seven new routes

Vueling Airlines (Vueling.com)  (Barcelona) will open a new base in Brussels in May 2014. The airline stated it would launch seven new routes from BRU to Ibiza, Lisbon, Oporto, Palma de Mallorca, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Venice bringing the Brussels total to 11 routes.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Vueling’s Airbus A320-214 EC-LVP (msn 5587) with Sharklets in the “Linking Europe” special scheme arrives at London Heathrow.

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IAG orders 30 Airbus A320ceo and 32 A320neo aircraft for Vueling Airlines

International Airlines Group (IAG) (London) has secured firm orders and options for up to 220 Airbus A320 family short-haul aircraft – up to 120 of these for its subsidiary Vueling Airlines (Barcelona). The new aircraft will enable the airline to replace some of its existing Airbus A320 fleet and expand its business.

The Vueling agreement comprises 62 firm orders – 30 A320ceo and 32 A320neo – plus 58 options. The firm orders will be delivered to Vueling between 2015 and 2020.

In addition, IAG has secured 100 A320neo options which could be used for any of the airlines in the Group – British Airways, Iberia or Vueling – for aircraft replacement requirements.

IAG chief executive, Willie Walsh, said: “Vueling has managed to successfully expand its business profitably by targeting both growth markets and those areas where weak competitors are reducing capacity. These new aircraft will enable Vueling to continue that expansion and replace some of its older fleet with modern, fuel efficient aircraft, leading to further unit cost reductions.

“The benefits that the merger brings to all our airlines are highlighted once again. In addition to the Vueling order, we have also been able to secure a further 100 A320neo options for all the airlines in the Group”.

The Vueling firm orders are subject to approval by IAG’s shareholders. This order will be reviewed alongside the recent IAG long-haul orders for Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s, at a shareholder meeting later this year.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Airbus A320-232 EC-LVT (msn 5612) with Sharklets was handed over to Vueling on May 31, 2013.

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Vueling Airlines unveils its “Linking Europe” logojet contest winner

Vueling Airlines (Barcelona) on May 30 introduced its new “Linking Europe” logojet on this Airbus A320-214 EC-LVP (msn 5587). The unique livery was the result of a contest to design the logojet. Young designers and architects were invited to submit their designs in March. The winning team is Paolo Nazzari and Plarent Berhamaj.

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe joined with Vueling Airlines to launch the  professional career of the winning European students through this contest. The competition also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Mies Award, Europe’s most important and prestigious architecture prize.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. EC-LVP taxies from the gate at Amsterdam in the special look.

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IAG seeks to delist Vueling Airlines

International Airlines Group-IAG (London) is seeking to delist Vueling Airlines (Barcelona) from the Spanish stock exchanges as it nears complete control. The IAG has issued this statement:

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International Airlines Group’s (IAG) subsidiary Vueling has called a general shareholders’ meeting on June 27, 2013 to approve the delisting of Vueling’s shares from the Spanish stock exchanges.

The delisting tender offer will be €9.25 per share. Vueling will be delisted from the Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia stock exchanges upon successful completion of the offer.

Since April 26 2013, IAG Group has owned 90.51 per cent of Vueling. This follows a cash tender offer for the Vueling shares that were not already owned by IAG’s subsidiary Iberia which has a 45.85 per cent holding. Acceptance of the original cash tender offer of €9.25 euro per share was recommended by the Vueling board on April 9, 2013.

Vueling is a Spanish low cost carrier based in Barcelona. It will remain a standalone operating company within IAG with its chief executive Alex Cruz reporting into IAG chief executive Willie Walsh.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. A nice ramp portrait of  Airbus A319-112 EC-LRZ (msn 3700) at Zurich (click on the photo for the full-size view).

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Vueling Airlines’ board accepts IAG latest raised bid, won’t be merged with Iberia

Vueling Airlines‘ (Barcelona) board of directors has approved the latest bid by the International Airlines Group (IAG) (London) after IAG raised its bid for the remaining shares by 32 percent to €9.25 a share.

IAG CEO Willie Walsh also stated Vueling Airlines will remain a separate carrier and will not be merged with the higher cost and troubled Iberia (Madrid).

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Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Airbus A320-214 D-AXAS (msn 5533) with Sharklets at a snowy Hamburg (Finkenwerder) became EC-LVO when it was handed over on April 5.

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