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Vueling confirms plans to base seven more aircraft at Barcelona in 2014, and new summer routes

14-Nov-2013 8:09 AM

Vueling confirmed (13-Nov-2013) plans to base seven new A320s at Barcelona El Prat Airport, bringing its total to 50 aircraft at its main hub, serving 117 destinations. The carrier confirmed 14 new routes for the summer 2014 season, with destinations including Bastia, Krakow, Donetsk, Kharkov, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Porto, Warsaw, Jerez, Leipzig, Dakar, Budapest and Belgrade, as well as an unspecified destination in Tunisia. Vueling said it would focus its efforts on expanding German services throughout 2014, increasing Spain-Germany seats by 30% year-on-year to 1.5 million in 2014. In the former USSR, Vueling extended its Moscow and Saint Petersburg services from seasonal to year-round due to "good results", and plans to offer an additional 700,000 seats to the region in summer 2014 with the new Russian and Ukrainian services. Vueling plans a 48% year-on-year increase in seats to Africa to 300,000 in 2014, with the Tunisian and Senegalese routes complementing existing services to Algeria, Gambia and Morocco. [more - original PR]