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Vueling inaugurates the link Stockholm- Barcelona this summer

03.08.2012 15:04

The inaugural flight will take off on March 25th, 2012.

Tickets are already available on all Vueling’s channels from 50€.

The route will offer 4 weekly frequencies and more than 45.000 seats.      

Barcelona, April 20th 2012. –Vueling, the new generation Spanish airline, has announced the starting of its operations in Sweden with the launch of the route between Stockholm and Barcelona for the coming summer season. The new connection will serve the needs of both business and leisure passengers thanks to the frequency of flights, its fantastic value fares, and its premium services, such as theDuo Seat, specially meeting the business passenger’s needs, or the iPhone application, offering passengers flight booking, check-in and seat selection facilities.

The inaugural flight will take off from the Swedish city on March 25th, 2012, and will operate 4 times a week departing from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; and offering more than 65.000 seats. Vueling will operate these flights with an Airbus A320, with a capacity of 180 seats. Tickets, with fares starting from 50€, are already available on www.vueling.com, through travel agencies, Vueling’s iPhone application, mobile portal m.vueling.com,and Call Centre (+34 931 518 158) 8-24 h.

In addition, Swedish passengers can fly to a wide range of other destinations such as Malaga, Tenerife, Bilbao, Balearic Islands and much more, thanks to the connections program that Vueling offers via El Prat airport. Through this program, Vueling, with 29% of market share at the Barcelona airport, is turning Catalonia into the main hub for international flights offering a total of 73 connections via Barcelona. The company carried near a million of connecting passengers during the first year of the program (January-September).

Vueling is carrying out an international growth strategy consisting in expanding to new countries and adding new international cities to its network targeting both popular and underserved markets in Europe and Stockholm is the first city that Vueling flies to in Sweden, a new market for the Spanish airline. Some other new markets are Cardiff in UK, Aalborg in Denmark or Groningen in the Netherlands.

Vueling, a new generation airline

Vueling offers many of the added value services typically associated with legacy carriers such as high frequencies to main airports, seat assignment and the possibility of booking additional seating space, mobile boarding pass, access to loyalty programs and a significant presence in the off-line sales channel. This complete range of premium services are offered while maintaining a low cost structure, which shapes a business model that enables Vueling to offer a very attractive product to both business and leisure passengers while maintaining competitive fares.

New services, as theDuo Seat-which enables travellers to enjoy a double seat in the front row at all times and includes guaranteed space for hand luggage, as well as a complimentary snack and drink on board-, along with high punctuality rates are aimed to facilitate and meet business passengers needs, who today account for 44% of all Vueling customers.

All Vueling operations incorporate the latest technology available in the airline industry.  Innovations include: Online seat assignment - Vueling was the first new-generation airline to allow passengers to choose their seat at the time of purchase; Online check-in - customers can receive their boarding pass up to four hours before departure;  Duo and XL seats - passengers can choose to fly with more comfort by purchasing the middle seat of three, or by choosing seats in the wider rows of the aircraft;  customer service via twitter - any passenger concerns can be solved in real time through @vuelingclients and exclusive promotions can be found @vueling. The company is also present in Facebook with both national and international profiles: Vueling People http://es-es.facebook.com/Vueling and Vueling Europe http://fr-fr.facebook.com/vueling.eu, answering client’s requests and offering relevant information, offers and promotions.