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17/05/2011

Vueling: over 30.000 seats from Verona for summer 2011

Vueling: over 30.000 seats from Verona for summer 2011

the flight Verona-Barcellona will operate 3 time weekly for an incredible fare from 34 Euro one way. From Verona, thanks to Vueling connections, passengers can reach over 20 destinations, which in many cases are not directly connected by other airlines.

Milan, 17th May 2011, Vueling, the new generation airline, has launched 3 weekly summer flights from Verona to Barcellona, with prices starting from 34 Euro one way, all inclusive. This offer is available for 32.000 seats and Vueling expects to carry 5% more passengers than summer 2010.

Since April 2007, when the first Verona-Barcellona flight was inaugurated, Vueling has transported about 120.000 passengers and 63% flights have been booked by Italian customers, thus showing a strong interest for the Spanish town for those who are departing from Catullo airport.

Volo per Barcellona*:

Verona – Barcellona 19.25h – 21.00h (Saturdays)

Barcellona – Verona 17:10 – 18:45 (Saturdays)

Verona – Barcellona 12.45h –14.20h (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Barcellona – Verona 10.30 – 12:05 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

* Timetable valid for July and August

Thanks to other connections available from Barcellona, passengers could also reach 21 further destinations of Vueling international network, such as the Balearics, to experience the not to be missed summer of Ibiza, Minorca and Palma of Majorca or even Malaga and Seville, in the heart of Andalusia.

With an intermediate landing in Barcelona, all Vueling network destinations can be easily reached by making a unique check-in for both routes and reclaiming baggage at arriving airport. During the stop at airport El Prat Vueling passengers shall also benefit of a free internet connection for one hour and special discounts at duty free shops.

“Verona airport plays an important role in Vueling development plan” explained Massimo Di Perna, country manager for Italy “Thanks to our connection flights we are also pleased to offer additional destinations such as Ibiza, Minorca and Palma of Majorca, that are not directly connected by other airlines.”

Fabio Bortolazzi, president of Verona airport, stressed the importance of this connection both for business and leisure travelers. “Spain i san important partner for companies located in the Verona area: it’s the third country of destination for our local products, after Germany and France, and the second most important market for imports. Our city is exporting to Spain for 538,5 million Euros, 6,6% of the whole exportations from Verona province and is importing goods for 878,7 millions – commented Bortolazzi – Furthermore, recent figures have shown Spain as a good market both for incoming tourism as well as a destination for Italian tourists flying abroad. Vueling’s route Verona – Barcellona, together with the 21 connected destinations, is absolutely following this trend. It’s worth remembering that the number of Spanish tourists flying to the Verona province has increased by 36% since the launch of the new routes to Spain, last January. We have great expectations for this connections”.

Figures regarding international travelers coming to our Country have shown that Spanish tourists are averagely the youngest tourists from western Europe (35 years old) and have a preference for online booking. On the other hand, considering outgoing tourist flows from Italy, Spain is one of the most chosen destinations in Europe.

For summer 2011 Vueling will increase seats available to and from Italy by 9% with an incredible offer of almost two million places.

Vueling will close the year 2011 with the purchase of 9 new aircrafts and an investment of 110 million Euros to support the routes from its two new international bases Amsterdam and Toulouse and the increase of summer frequencies. The airline aims at gradually renew its fleet and reduce aircrafts average age to less then 6 years within 2012.