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Vueling To Announce New European Hub  
User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

Barcelona- Schiphol is, together with Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome Fiumicino and Milan malpensa, fighting to become the new hub of the spanish based , low-cost airline, Vueling. End of februari they will announce who will be the lucky winner. Its not clear yet how many planes they will be using for the new hub

From out of Schiphol, vueling is already flying to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.




Source (only dutch): luchtvaartnieuws.nl

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User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

CDG would make the most sense. The Ile-de-France market is still wide open for a LCC.

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

I'm hoping for AMS. Vueling is a solid airline and I would love to see them here more. They would give HV big problems IMHO.


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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 2):
I'm hoping for AMS. Vueling is a solid airline and I would love to see them here more. They would give HV big problems IMHO.

no mather which they choose, CDG or AMS, they will be in a fight with tranavia anyway, since there will be an HV at ORY


User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3186 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

I wonder if, when they open a base either in FCO or AMS, they will start a long-awaited low-cost AMS-Rome flight. Then most likely, HV will respond quickly by moving the RTM-FCO to a AMS-FCO so fierce competition  Smile

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 3):
no mather which they choose, CDG or AMS, they will be in a fight with tranavia anyway, since there will be an HV at ORY

Indeed, I almost forgot about that...



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User currently offlineAC747 From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4084 times:

Choose AMS and they could give EI some long waited competition to DUB.


Haven't we been here before ?
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4035 times:

AMS isn't the easiest market due to high taxes and competition by Transavia. EasyJet, Sterling, Smartwings, BMIbaby, Virgin Express, Helvetic and Air Berlin have either given up AMS or downgraded their flights


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Interesting to see Vueling open a hub outside of Spain but Spain can't provide unlimited expansion opportunuties so I guess this move was inevitable

Any chance of a Vueling flight to the UK soon?



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User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 8):
Any chance of a Vueling flight to the UK soon?

Many of the UK based lcc's already serve Spain that's IB has responded with Click.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

My money is on Paris. But I wonder why CDG and not ORY...?

Second guesses. The Italian cities. Still alot of uncertaintity in the marketplace, re: Alitalia.

Amsterdam would be a bloodbath.

In my eye, none of the choices seem ideal, but they are hemmed in with the Iberian market, so they really have no choice....my only question is why have they narrowed it down to already heavily served airports? And what kind of competitive product can they offer? That isn't being served?
I haven't flown Vueling, so I am unable to comment on their product...but what do they do, that the other airlines don't?

One of these days, European carriers are going to have to look at consolidation and acquisition....how much more capacity is there?



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3754 times:
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Is sure that the new hub will be out from Spain? My guess in Spain is SVQ to fight in routes with Clickair.


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
The Italian cities. Still alot of uncertaintity in the marketplace, re: Alitalia.

Could be a good time then to enter the market, take advantage of Alitalia weaknesses?



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User currently offlineShane From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
I haven't flown Vueling, so I am unable to comment on their product...but what do they do, that the other airlines don't?

They don't really do anything revolutionary, but still they provide a nice experience. Immaculate, brand-new A320s, good website, very fair prices, efficient kiosk check-in process, nice modern "feel" from the graphic design of the marketing materials, to the appealing livery and the cabin interior to the up-to-date music played onboard, front & rear door boarding, and the fashion magazines in the seat pocket, not to mention they're on time.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Quoting Shane (Reply 13):
Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
I haven't flown Vueling, so I am unable to comment on their product...but what do they do, that the other airlines don't?

They don't really do anything revolutionary, but still they provide a nice experience. Immaculate, brand-new A320s, good website, very fair prices, efficient kiosk check-in process, nice modern "feel" from the graphic design of the marketing materials, to the appealing livery and the cabin interior to the up-to-date music played onboard, front & rear door boarding, and the fashion magazines in the seat pocket, not to mention they're on time.

In addition to that they where the first Spanish airline to offer online seat reservations and are the only domestic airline in Spain to offer IFE on all flights. I could be wrong but I believe they play episdoes of Friends.



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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
My money is on Paris. But I wonder why CDG and not ORY...?

simply because no or very few slots available at ORY


User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 763 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 14):
I could be wrong but I believe they play episdoes of Friends.

and The Simpsons


User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 2):
I'm hoping for AMS. Vueling is a solid airline and I would love to see them here more. They would give HV big problems IMHO.

What makes you think they're a solid airline? Up to now they have shown a loss and we'll se what they show this year.

Quoting Shane (Reply 13):

It's easy to be on time when you have a handfull of flights, we'll see what happens as they grow.

By the way if you can read spanish have a look at quejasonline.com



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