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Spanish LCC Vueling Turns In Profit Already  
User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 33
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

From: http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1108062714.html

Tiny Spanish airline Vueling, which started flying in July 2004 with two planes, expects to make a profit this year on sales of EUR115 million (USD$147 million) from transporting 2.5 million passengers.

Vueling, whose shareholders include British private equity firm Apax Partners and some managers of US low-cost carrier JetBlue, said on Thursday it had made sales of EUR22.9 million in its first six months of operations.


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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Way to go, Vueling! In the short time they´ve been around they certainly became my favourite LCC. Flew from VLC to CDG, BRU and SVQ with them, and just booked tickets for my parents from BRU to VLC.

User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Congrats from my part too  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offline65captin From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Wow thats a great accomplishment especially in a very competitive market.

Congrats Vueling!!!!

"Dont you ever say an unkind word about Morris Day and Jerome!"
User currently offlinePA006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

That is an encouraging sign.
But they really need to get their acts together in scheduling.

Their schedules for March to May only came out yesterday.
Before that you can only book flights till end of Feb.

I have been waiting for their "summer" schedule since last
December. In an email they mentioned that it would be available
in early January. After another month of wait, the schedules
finally came out but it only last thru May... So I will now be flying
Spanair and EasyJet instead in June...

As an LCC, I think a good portion of customers are vacationers
who plan in advance. Releasing schedule till 3 weeks before
the flight date is not the best way of doing business.

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2519 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

I look forward to try their product, since I consider their business plan as one of the best in the airline industry and a money maker for "some" markets in the world. So far they have done a good job developing their business plan in Spain, where all main competitors (IB, JK and UX) work in a kind of oligopoly on domestic routes. A perfect example of this is the fee charged for issuing electronic tickets. IB started charging this fee and JK and UX followed. Vueling is the only Spanish airline who does not charge a fee to issue an e-tkt for domestic routes

Hopefully, I will fly with them next month...

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