A Vueling plane in Valencia (Photo: LC)
The slots released by Air France have had a positive effect on Vueling. Thanks to its 18 new daily frequencies, the low-cost airline, a subsidiary of IAG, will open 32 air routes from Orly this November. This makes Vueling the de facto
second largest international carrier at the airport, just behind Transavia and ahead of Easyjet. According to the schedules of the three companies, Vueling will now offer 48 destinations from the Paris airport. This compares with 75 destinations offered by Transavia and 23 destinations offered by Easyjet.
Vueling’s growth in Paris proves that air transport still has great prospects in France. This expansion has considerably transformed the positioning of the low-cost carrier. Until now, the airline has focused on routes to Spain and Italy. It also served Copenhagen, a geographical “anomaly” due to a small base in the Danish capital. Currently, Vueling operates 21 routes from Orly, including 14 to Spain in the high season.
From November, Vueling will add new destinations in Germany, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Norway, the UK and Sweden.
Spain, Italy and the UK in the spotlight
Spain will remain the leading destination from Orly. This confirms Vueling’s position as the leading airline between France and Spain. From November, the airline will be landing three times a week in Granada (2 x week), Jerez (2 x week), Oviedo (3 x week), Santander and Zaragoza (2 x week each). Vueling also continues to serve Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville and Valencia
- In Scandinavia, the carrier is launching a weekly flight to Bergen (Norway), two flights a week to Billund (Denmark) and Gothenburg (Sweden) as well as three weekly flights to Stockholm-Arlanda.
- In Germany, the airline will serve Hamburg (4 x week), Leipzig (2 x week) and Nuremberg (3 x week) for the first time.
- In Italy, Bari, Genoa and Turin will each be served twice a week, and Bologna and Milan-Malpensa three times a week. The carrier also serves Rome-Fiumicino with several daily flights.
- In Ireland, Vueling will offer a daily flight to Orly-Dublin and two weekly flights to Cork.
- In the United Kingdom, the carrier will operate twice weekly flights to Belfast City, Cardiff, Glasgow and Newcastle, and three times weekly to Birmingham and Edinburgh.
Finally, Vueling will connect Orly to Malta twice a week. In Morocco, the airline will offer two flights a week to Agadir and Tangiers.
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