First Cardiff to Alicante and Palma de Mallorca routes with Vueling
Published: 26 June 2012
Vueling, Spain’s low fare airline, this weekend flew the first flights in its latest additions to its UK network.
Vueling already operates three times weekly Cardiff to Barcelona flights and this weekend added a further two routes to its schedule from the Welsh capital.
Direct flights to the historic, Spanish town of Alicante and the holiday destination of Palma de Mallorca, began flying on Sunday, 24 June. Both routes will offer direct flights three times a week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday* on Vueling’s Airbus aircraft for the summer season.
Vueling is also offering passengers flying to Mallorca the opportunity to maximise its Barcelona Hub connections programme to return to Cardiff via Barcelona on a Friday so making short breaks to the popular Mediterranean island, with its endless sunshine, an easy and convenient option. Fares from Cardiff to Alicante start from approximately £58 (69.99€) and to Palma de Mallorca from £32 (39.99€)
For passengers flying into Barcelona Vueling offers a wealth of alternative onward connections via its successful Barcelona Hub operations. Currently more than 40 destinations are available throughout Europe and North-Africa, including the Greek Islands of Santorini and Crete, as well as Gran Canaria, Malta, Malaga, San Sebastian, Rome and Venice, with full through baggage check-in from Southampton and Cardiff to final destination.
“We are delighted to introduce these new routes to our expanding UK network,” said Vueling CEO Alex Cruz. “The addition of new summer routes from Cardiff to Alicante and Palma further demonstrates our commitment to providing more regional flights to Spain for the UK market.”
Tickets for all the routes can be purchased through Vueling’s sales channels: www.vueling.com, tour operators and travel agencies; iPhone and Android apps, the airline’s mobile portal m.vueling.com and via Vueling’s UK call centre on 0906 754 7541. All services offer passengers’ allocated seating and a range of benefits for business travellers.
*From September 16th the Cardiff-Alicante route will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Vueling was founded in 2004 with two Airbus A320s serving four routes with the aim of providing excellent customer service at a competitive price. Eight years later, Vueling operates a fleet of 59 Airbus (57 A320 and two A319) at 74 airports throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, offering more than 14 million seats during the summer season 2012.
Today, business travellers represent 40% of Vueling’s passengers for whom Vueling offers a range of Premium services. Vueling tickets can be purchased through the traditional online channels; travel agencies or through all mobile platforms (smart phones and tablets). Vueling is strongly committed to innovation and new technologies. Sales through the mobile channel, integrating the mobile portal m.vueling.com and applications for iPhone and Android, released recently, have quadrupled revenue for ticket sales since its launch in 2008.
Vueling in the UK – Vueling’s first flights into London arrived in 2009. For summer 2012, with an expanded UK route network, Vueling will operate nine routes from four airports: London Heathrow to Bilbao, Galicia, La Coruna and Vigo; Cardiff to Barcelona, Palma and Alicante and from Southampton and Edinburgh to Barcelona.