10-Nov-2010 10:50 AM

Vueling to open base in Toulouse

Vueling announced (09-Nov-2010) plans to open a new base in Toulouse in late Apr-2011. Toulouse will be Vueling's eighth base and the first outside of Spain after its merger with Clickair in Jul-2009. Vueling will base one aircraft exclusively at the new base and invest EUR30 million over the next three years, which will generate 150 direct and indirect jobs. The new operations at Toulouse Airport (TLS) will include four new direct destinations (Pisa, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga) and new routes to Barcelona, Amsterdam and Paris. In addition, the airline will offer connecting flights to over 40 destinations via its main hub, Barcelona El Prat Airport. The airline will offer more than 40 weekly flights, amounting to more than 200,000 seats, until the end of Oct-2011. Further growth is expected beyond the summer 2011 season. This year, Vueling has carried 1.3 million inbound/outbound passengers in France to Sep-2010. Since the beginning of its operations in Jul-2004, Vueling has carried more than 6 million passengers to/from France. [more]

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